IVF Mexico Doctor Talks ROPA Method at Recent Ella Mexico Festival

The LIV Fertility Center recently attended the ELLA Mexico Festival in March to discuss LGBT+ options for parenthood.

ELLA Mexico is an ELLA Festival initiative established in collaboration with Sappho Mexico. The mission is to stimulate and reimagine visibility, empowerment, and sisterhood for lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans women and trans men.

Andrea Medina and LIV REI (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility), Dr. Edna Amaro took to the stage to discuss assisted reproduction techniques for LBTQ+ to attain their biggest dream of parenthood.

The glowing event delivered excellence — with conferences featuring international speakers, workshops, nature, cinema, and the best international artists and DJs.

Dr. Edna Amaro Key Speaker at Ella Mexico

Options for lesbian couples to conceive are artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, egg donation and embryo adoption — and the newest alternative, the ROPA Method (Reception of Oocytes from Partner).

The ROPA method is when motherhood is shared by both women. One is the genetic mother and the other is the birth mother. ROPA, also known as Reciprocal IVF is now a very popular option for female same-sex couples.

This method, only available through assisted reproduction techniques allows one of the partners to be the egg donor and the other to be the one carrying the pregnancy and giving birth. The egg donor will be the genetic mother and her partner will be the gestational carrier mother — both will be biological mothers of the child.

“Everyone’s journey to parenthood is unique. At the leading fertility center in Mexico, LIV Fertility Center, we provide individualized treatment plans that consider all our patients’ individual needs, including the LGBT+ communities,” stated Dr. Edna Amaro, LIV Fertility Center REI.