Thinking about having a baby? HIVE produces new resources for trans men and women living with HIV
With 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.
- A Guide for Trans Women Living with HIV
- A Guide for Trans Men Living with HIV
- Safer Conception Options for HIV- Women with Male Partners who are Living with HIV
- A Resource for HIV+ Men with Female Partners
- A Guide for Men living with HIV who are Single Parents by Choice or in a Same-Sex Partnership
- A Self-Insemination Guide for Women living with HIV
- Understanding Fertility: A Guide for Women Over 35
- Is PrEP Right for Me? A Guide for Women
Looking for Spanish versions? Check out the website at www.hiveonline.org.