L G B T Q + Fertility care

At GENNET City Fertility we believe that family is for everyone and our dedicated team are on hand to support and guide you on your journey into parenthood.

We are here to provide expert and specialist advice and support on all aspects of fertility care and routes to parenthood. For more information about our LGBTQ+ Fertility programmes or to attend one of our free patient information evenings or mini consultations with a fertility specialist please contact our coordinator Karin on:

karin@city-fertility.com

Gay Surrogacy

At GENNET City Fertility we are proud to offer a surrogacy programme that is dedicated to supporting same-sex men on their journey into parenthood. We understand that surrogacy can appear complex and be a lengthy process and our experienced team are on hand to support you every step of the way for our gay couples.

Host Surrogacy

One, or both of you, will provide your sperm to create embryos with an egg donor. Those embryos will then be transferred to your chosen surrogate, who will carry the pregnancy for you.

Gay Surrogacy

How does it work?

Consultation with one of our fertility specialists
1. Consultation with one of our fertility specialists
Implications  Counselling
2. Implications Counselling
Basic screening, Sperm production & freezing
3. Basic screening, Sperm production & freezing
Quarantine of sperm for 3 months & match with your egg donor
4. Quarantine of sperm for 3 months & match with your egg donor
Treatment planning with one of fertility nurses
5. Treatment planning with one of fertility nurses
Complete screenings and consents for everyone involved
6. Complete screenings and consents for everyone involved
Stimulation and  monitoring for your egg donor
7. Stimulation and monitoring for your egg donor
Egg collection for your donor & fertilisation with your sperm
8. Egg collection for your donor & fertilisation with your sperm
Monitoring and cycle management for your surrogate
9. Monitoring and cycle management for your surrogate
Embryo transfer for you surrogate
10. Embryo transfer for you surrogate
Pregnancy test
11. Pregnancy test

Is shared motherhood for us?

For many gay couples, they want the option of having a sibling later down the line and for the siblings to be created from the same egg donor. Host surrogacy can support this option as you have the chance to create and store excess embryos for any future surrogacy cycles. By fertilising the donor eggs with sperm from each of you, you can then choose which partner's embryo to transfer first and store the others for sibling use and further treatment. With host surrogacy, there is also no biological link from your surrogate to your child.

Undergoing host surrogacy through our clinic will give you the information and reassurances that you may need on your journey into parenthood. Our team feels that it is extremely important that the Intended Parents (IP’s) and surrogates are involved in the treatment process from start to end and we will ensure that, wherever possible, you will be seen together.

We can also point you in the direction of other organisations that may help with your surrogacy plans.

 

Will we both be the legal parents of our child?

If your surrogate is single, then she can nominate the non-biological father to be the second legal parent as she will be the legal parent at birth. From 6 weeks old, you can apply for a Parental Order to become the legal parents of your child.

If your surrogate is married or in a civil partnership then her partner will be the second legal parent at birth and you both can apply for a parental order to legal parents when your child is 6 weeks old.

Our team will guide you through this process and point you in the right direction for further advice and support with regards to your legal parenthood rights. You might find this article helpful.

Gay Initial Consultation Package (Fertility Assessment)

for £350

This package has been put together in order to offer the basic for Gay couples. This package offers a saving of £120 compared to the pay-as-you-go service and is great for either gay couples looking to start a family or for couples looking to assess their fertility. This package includes Semen Assessment both partners. The results of these are then discussed during a consultation with a fertility specialist.

First step

Both partners to attend the clinic for the Semen Assessment – a measure of a man’s sperm count, motility and morphology

Second step

Consultation with a Fertility Specialist – you will spend time with our Fertility Specialist who will review your medical and fertility history considering any conditions and will discuss with you the results of the Semen Assessment. You will also have the opportunity of discussing potential changes to your lifestyle which may impact your fertility potential.

Semen assessment
Semen assessment

Sperm count, motility and morphology sperm parameters are measured.

60 minutes consultation with Fertility Specialist
60 minutes consultation with Fertility Specialist

You will spend time with one of our experienced Doctors who will review your medical history and discuss the results of the blood test, ultrasound scan, semen assessment and other questions regarding treatment.

Contact our coordinator Karin on

For more information about our Lesbian fertility care or to attend one of our free patient information evenings or mini consultations with a fertility specialist please contact our coordinator Karin on karin@city-fertility.com or via phone on 020 8209 3226. Alternatively, please fill in the below contact us form and we will be in touch.

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