There are a few things we’ll suggest to gay men interested in IVF treatment:
Some gay male 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.
To carry any embryos you’ll need a surrogate. Under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 we can’t help you find a surrogate – instead, we’ll direct you to a non-profit surrogacy agency. Alternatively, you can also use a known surrogate. Find out more about using a surrogate here.
When you’ve chosen an egg donor and surrogate, you’ll then be able to start IVF treatment. You can find out more about what IVF involves here.
“It's been amazing, surreal. I have always known that I was an IVF baby.”
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 eggs and surrogates in treatment. You can also read more about using donor eggs and using a surrogate 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.