Exploring Our London Based LGBT Fertility Services

Starting a family is an exciting prospect and we believe that it should be easy, no matter what fertility issues you might be facing. Whether you’re starting your family or you’re adding to it, you’ll want the support of one of the leading fertility clinics in London. 

With the help of our Harley Street fertility clinic, London IVF and Genetics Centre, are able to offer you a personalised treatment plan that will help you reach your goal. We work closely with LGBT couples to ensure that you have the best experience with our fertility services. 

If you’re looking for a clinic that specialises in LGBT fertility services, then speak to one of our consultants today. We can offer you a number of services, which we can explore in more detail in this post. 

What LGBT Fertility Services do we Offer?

  • Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine Insemination (also known as artificial insemination) is a popular first step for many LGBT couples taking their first steps towards parenthood. It is one of the simpler options available and is a lot more affordable than some of the other fertility services that we offer. We provide a multi-cycle IUI, which offers you flexibility and cost-efficiency. 

An IUI is a preferable first attempt if the partner carrying the baby is also the chosen egg donor because the egg doesn’t need to be removed, fertilised and then implanted. The first step with IUI is to choose a sperm donor. We work with high quality local and international sperm banks, ensuring that you have the chance to find a donor that meets your requirements. 

If you have any concerns, then our team of specialists can walk you through every step of the process.

  • In Vitro Fertilisation or IVF

This is perhaps one of the most well-known fertility treatments and it’s a really popular treatment for our LGBT clients. While it is more expensive than an IUI, it offers the opportunity to have higher pregnancy rates for each attempt. In vitro fertilisation  or IVF, involves taking the eggs from the ovaries (or procuring some from a donor) and fertilising it with sperm in the lab at our Harley Street fertility clinic. 

Once the egg is fertilised, it will be returned to the womb and allowed to develop into a baby. Of course, for our LGBT couples this can be complicated by the search for donors and the search of surrogates. But our team of specialists will support you through this, making it as simple as possible. 

  • Surrogacy

Every LGBT couple faces their own unique fertility issues, and we’re here to make sure that you have everything you need to start your own family. An alternative service we offer includes a surrogacy arrangement for gay or transgender couples who have gone through gender change treatment. This can be a complicated process, but our team can help you to identify a suitable surrogate and ensure that you’re fully aware of the necessary legal, medical and emotional aspects of working with a surrogate. 

There are two main types of surrogacy: traditional or straight surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. Straight surrogacy uses the egg from the surrogate rather than another donor, making her the biological mother. This will usually be done using IUI, which is a more cost effective approach, but there are specific, legal ramifications that you’ll want to consider. 

Gestational surrogacy is different. It involves an egg being taken from a different egg donor, fertilised using IVF and then implanted in the surrogate. We offer both of these services at our Harley Street fertility clinic. However, we would advise consulting a family solicitor before you make this decision, so you fully understand the long term implications moving forward. 

Want to Get Things Started?

We want to create a centre that everyone feels comfortable and safe in, this is why we prioritise high quality care, no matter what your future family plans might be. We even offer consultations for those looking to transition from one gender to another, offering advice on the best way to plan for a family in future. So, if you have any questions or you would like to start your family planning with us, then don’t hesitate to contact our Harley Street fertility clinic today.