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Thinking about having a baby? HIVE produces new resources for trans men and women living with HIV

, by San Francisco AIDS Foundation

woman and babyWith new advances in research and technology, there are many ways to have a baby for people of all genders, body types and HIV status. This month, HIVE produced resources for trans women and trans men living with HIV interested in becoming a parent.

“The field of trans fertility and HIV fertility are rapidly changing,” wrote Keiko Lane, MFT and colleagues. “This brochure was written to help you begin to make informed decisions about ways to have a family. Plan ahead and connect with supportive medical providers who believe that families headed by trans people and PLWH [people living with HIV] can thrive.”

The materials outline the ways that trans women and men can conceive a child—with a genetic parent, egg donor and/or surrogate—and also options for adoption and foster care. The brochures also includes information about safer conception options such as treatment as prevention, PrEP, sperm washing and home insemination.

Find the ‘Thinking About Having a Baby?’ series, and more, on HIVonline.org.

Looking for Spanish versions? Check out the website at www.hiveonline.org.

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