If you’re a lesbian couple interested in IVF treatment, there are a few things we might suggest:
Some female same-sex couples come to CARE having already found a donor, but if you need help we have a list of donors that you can choose from. Once you’ve told us what you’re looking for, we’ll match you with someone who fits your profile as closely as possible.
IUI is a simple procedure where we pass a sperm sample into the cervix for insemination.
It could be that you or your partner also have some fertility problems or IUI isn’t successful. In either of those cases, we might then suggest IVF treatment.
If you choose IVF treatment, one of you can donate eggs while the other carries the embryo – allowing both you and your partner to share the IVF journey. To reduce the costs of treatment, you can also share your eggs; you can find out more about that here.
“I always wanted a family but I didn't think it would be possible.”
At CARE, we’ll do everything we can to support you – whoever you are, and wherever you are on your fertility treatment journey. To learn a bit more about what sets CARE apart, explore our website or read about what we stand for.
There’s lots of information on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority website about using donor sperm in treatment. You can also read more about using donor sperm at CARE.
If you haven’t already spoken to your GP this could be the best place to start. Make an appointment to talk about all of your options, including funding; in certain circumstances, you might be able to be referred to us for NHS-funded treatment.
If you think you might be interested in one of our treatments, or if you’d like to talk to someone at CARE about your options, there are lots of ways to get started:
You can do all of the above through our contact form or by calling your local clinic.
Introduce yourself on our bulletin board and chat to some of our other patients. It can be really comforting to talk to others going through a similar experience, and they might have useful advice for those new to treatment.