IVF for female same-sex couples

Start or grow your family with CARE Fertility. 

At CARE we can offer sperm donation, IUI, and IVF for lesbian couples, giving you the support and treatment you need to start or grow your family. 

How can CARE help?

If you’re a lesbian couple interested in IVF treatment, there are a few things we might suggest:

Using a sperm donor

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. 

Intrauterine insemination

IUI is a simple procedure where we pass a sperm sample into the cervix for insemination. 

IVF for lesbian couples

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.  

Shared motherhood

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.   


We want to be sure you understand, and are happy with your treatment, so we’ll offer you a session of implications counselling as well as support counselling, if needed.

I always wanted a family but I didn't think it would be possible.

CARE patient

What should I do next?

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. 

Learn more about donor sperm

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

Talk to CARE

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:

  • Book in for a free 1-2-1
  • Book a consultation
  • Come to one of our clinic information events
  • Speak to your local clinic to find out more.

You can do all of the above through our contact form or by calling your local clinic.

Join our forum

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. 

Hannah and Mandy's Journey