Family building for gender and sexually diverse persons.

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Our Mission

SprOUT Family is a gender and sexually diverse non profit startup that supports LGBTQ* people through the family building process. We seek to advance access to reproductive services and trauma-informed care while centering the voices of historically marginalized people. We see the bridge between clinical and grassroots communities as vital to creating safer, inclusive and innovative spaces that bring culturally humble and equitable practices to the forefront.

*SprOUT Family supports and welcomes all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual/Allies, Polyamorous/Pansexual, and other persons. SprOUT Family does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, financial status, or age.

Cultural Humility

We value lifelong learning, self-reflection, and growth. We recognize the importance of minimizing power imbalances between providers and care seekers.

Equity

We believe in empowerment and equality for all identities.

Diversity & Inclusion

We welcome the myriad of identities, family formations, and other cultural intersections in our community.

Reproductive Justice

We are dedicated to helping others to envision and conceive their families, and create a world where all of our families are protected, respected, reflected and connected.

Founders

Kathy Hsiao

Medical Director

Dr. Kathy Hsiao is an OBGYN physician and pelvic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. She champions fertility and pelvic health for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer* communities and has delivered over 2000 babies.

Dr. Hsiao has lectured nationally and internationally at WPATH 2014 & 2016, Gender Spectrum and the UCSF National Transgender Health Summit. She is a founding member of the American Society of Gender Surgeons and served as the former Chief of Gynecology at CPMC in San Francisco.

Dr. Hsiao is an Associate Volunteer Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for UCSF's Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and on the LGBTQ Inclusion Resource Group for Sutter Health. She testified as a surgeon and medical expert witness for the May 2014 landmark appeal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Medicare NCD 140.3 for transgender affirming surgery. This successful federal appeal led to Medicare coverage of gender affirming surgery. Dr. Hsiao did her OBGYN residency training at UCSF and is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Buffalo. Her joys are her 3 children, sushi and sleeping in.

Maya Scott-Chung

Program Director

Maya Scott-Chung, MPH, CMT is the Director of Conceptions Consulting, a family building coach, reproductive justice advocate, public health educator and diversity and equity facilitator. She is the Program Director for SprOUT Family.

Maya is a therapeutic bodyworker and health educator. Maya coordinates the LGBTQI Family Building and Reproductive Justice Working Group in association with the CA LGBT Health and Human Services Network.

Maya was the Director of Education at Laurel Fertility Care in San Francisco for several years and conducted dozens of patient and provider seminars on reproductive access and options for LGBTQI people, single parents, HIV+ people and serodifferent couples.

An activist since high school, she has trained as a facilitator with Equity Institute and led workshops on cross-cultural alliance building and unlearning racism, heterosexism and other oppression issues for over thirty years.

Our Services

  • Family Planning and Counseling
  • Fertility Assessment & Support
  • Co-parenting Resources
  • Home Alternative Insemination Instruction and Support
  • Fertility Support for HIV+ / Serodifferent Couples
  • Queer/Trans* Sensitive Pelvic Health
  • Fertility Support for single LGBTQ* & Allied persons
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) & Ovulation Induction
  • Referrals for Egg, Embryo or Gonad Freezing and Donation
  • Referrals for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Support for hormone management related to fertility and pelvic health
  • Support and Referrals for Adoption & Fostering

SprOUT Family was conceived by co-founders Kathy Hsiao, MD, FACOG and Maya-Scott Chung, MPH, CMT in 2015 - and SprOUT was born and started providing services to the community in 2016.

Our Process

At this stage in our journey, we are listening to the experiences of LGBTQIAP people so that we can develop our programs and educational material to be useful, inclusive, and respectful of our community.

Share Your Story With Us

We're inviting members of our community to join us for an interactive story sharing workshop to hear about your experiences, joys, frustrations, and dreams with family building. Everything shared with us will remain confidential.

Our Community Allies

Thank you to all the wonderful people and organizations that are allied with us as we continue to grow!

Contact Us

SprOUT Family, Inc.
3450 Sacramento Street, #256
San Francisco, CA 94118

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