• Building families with expertise

    providing fertility services in a discrete and caring manner

  • About Us

    X&Y Fertility has been established to provide a first-class service for anyone who wishes to explore any aspects of their fertility and reproductive health or wishing to seek a second opinion. We offer a wide range of diagnostic tests and fertility treatments for both men and women.


    Melanie Proffitt

    Bryan Woodward

    Scientific Director

    Bryan is the Scientific Director of X&Y Fertility and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology. He has a PhD in ICSI and specialises in male fertility.


    He has spent the last 30 years working in the field of medically assisted conception and has helped to establish clinics across the world.


    Bryan set up X&Y Fertility to provide people of Leicestershire with a discrete professional clinic where the onus is 100% on patient care.

    Melanie Proffitt

    Melanie Proffitt

    Business Director

    Melanie is a qualified accountant, with an MBA from Warwick Business School and a postgraduate diploma in Sales & Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.


    She has spent the last 10 years working in private healthcare, working as the General Manager for the London Fertility Centre, based on Harley Street until 2011.


    Melanie sits on the ACCA Global Council, serving on the main Council as well as the Remuneration Committee and the Resource Oversight Committee

  • How it works

    For Men:

    Men can have a semen analysis, ranging from basic to more advanced tests, e.g. antisperm antibody and genetic testing. We also have a fully licensed sperm cryobank and offer lifestyle advice to improve your fertility.


    For Women:

    Women can have hormone and screening tests. We also provide intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatment using sperm from your partner or a donor, to improve your chances of pregnancy. Our ultrasound service is used to monitor growing follicles and womb lining thickness. We provide non-invasive prenatal testing when pregnant.

  • Our Services

    Clinical Advice and Interpretation

    We work with each client individually to understand their medical history and coordinate tests and treatments that are appropriate for them, ensuring that their fertility treatment will give them the best possible outcome. Staff are always available throughout treatment to answer any queries that arise.

    Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)

    Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)

    A safe, easy, and reliable non-invasive prenatal blood test that screens for chromosomal abnormalities and syndromes (e.g. Downs, Edwards and Patau syndrome).


    Purpose: NIPT allows analysis of the health of your pregnancy as early as 10 weeks.

    Sperm Analysis, Semen Analysis

    Semen Analysis

    Checks how many sperm are present and how healthy they are.

    Purpose: To assess male fertility by looking at the number of sperm in an ejaculate (count), how they swim (motility) and their shape (morphology).

    How do I get my results?

    We can discuss your results, and explain what they mean, as soon as the test is completed (usually the same day).


    IUI - Intrauterine Insemination

    IUI is a low-tech fertility treatment whereby a high concentration of fast sperm are gently introduced to the womb at the time of ovulation.


    DI - Donor Insemination

    DI allows sperm from a highly fertile sperm donor to be used for IUI treatment. All our sperm donors are fully screened to ensure their safety and fertility.

    Sperm freezing, cryo storage

    Sperm Cryobanking

    Sperm cryobanking safely preserves sperm in liquid nitrogen until they are required for future use.

    Purpose: Sperm freezing may be useful to:


    • have sperm available if a man cannot produce a fresh sample on the day of his partner's fertility treatment
    • reserve as a back-up for the future, e.g. before undergoing any medical treatment that could adversely affect sperm production such as chemotherapy or a vasectomy


    Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis

    Post vasectomy semen analysis is the microscopic examination of the fluid to see if any sperm continue to be present and whether they are swimming.

    Purpose: To assess if a man is still producing potentially fertile sperm after a vasectomy, and to confirm if the vasectomy has been successful.


  • Alternative Families

    We always strive for the best.

    We offer routes to parenthood for all people wanting to create a family.

    This includes consultations to explore all options and investigations, and also sperm storage facilities.

    • For single and same-sex women, we have access to fully screened donor sperm from a wide variety of donors. We also provide licensed IUI treatments.
    • For single and gay men, we offer sperm tests, sperm storage and surrogacy advice. If fertile, men have the optioin to also become sperm donors.
    • For transwomen, we offer sperm storage prior to hormone therapy or surgery.


  • Counselling

    Information & Counselling

    We support you at every step. We work closely with fertility counsellors and psychosexual therapists. Sessions may be useful to discuss the implications of conceiving via sperm donation. All our counsellors are BACP members with years of experience in assisting fertility.

  • Our Partners

    We work alongside the following partners



    An app monitoring ovulation via body temperature

    Ovusense provide fertility tracker apps. You input the dates of your period and the app calculates your ovulation based on the assumption that you have 'middle of the month' ovulation. Contact X&Y Fertility for our discount code.

    My Lotus


    An app monitoring ovulation via hormone testing

    The myLotus monitor is a hand-held, home-based monitor that measures the LH (Luteinising Hormone) concentration in your urine sample and helps you to see when you will ovulate. Contact X&Y Fertility for our discount code.

    The Reflexology Room, reproflexology

    Vicky Smart Reproductive Reflexology

    Enhance fertility the natural way

    Vicky Smart specialises in Reproducitve Reflexology to help people with fertility. Based the Arnesby, in the Leicestershire countryside, just 10miles from X&Y Fertility. 


    Fertility Matters, fertility problems

    Fertility Matters

    Information, advice and support

    Fertility Matters is written by Kate Brian who has been through fertility problems, tests and IVF treatment herself. The website gives reliable information, advice and support to anyone who is having difficulties getting pregnant.

    Mama Quilla Fertility

    Leicester LGBT Centre

    Promoting a positive environment for LGBT

    Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • Proxeed Fertility Supplements

    Nutritional Supplements

    Proxeed® for men and Proxeed® for women provide fertility supplements for people trying to conceive. They complement a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle with key nutrients needed to support normal fertility and reproduction.​.​


    When you click on the Buy Now button you will be taken away from X&Y Fertility to a dedicated LogixX Pharma page for our customers, where you can securely order your products. Please get in touch for our X&Y Fertility clinic discount code


  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - we are here to help

    Do I need a referral from my GP to arrange a consultation?

    A referral is not needed, all our services are confidential. If you have any fertility results or medical notes you can bring them along to the consultation as these may be useful.

    I have a sperm test results from another clinic, can I discuss what they mean?

    Sperm test results can be complicated, we can explain what each section means and look at the most cost-effective treatments available to help you conceive. We can also explore whether there is anything that can be done to improve your sperm health. If you would like a additional sperm test we can arrange this.

    Can I book a sperm test with you?

    Yes, you can have an independent test with us in our specialised andrology lab. We will then go through the results with you in detail. You are given a copy of the reports or we can pass them on to a clinic of your choice.

    My partner and I are considering going overseas for treatment, how could X&Y Fertility be of benefit?

    X&Y Fertility are linked with a number of clinics throughout the world, we can therefore offer you a number of options depending on your specific needs and requirements. We will liaise with the clinic on your behalf.

    Can I come to see you on my own or do I have to bring my partner along?

    We respect the fact that individuals may want to discuss their results on a one-to-one basis with a consultant. Our service is discrete and completely confidential. If however, you wish to bring your partner along, this is not a problem.

    How can I improve my sperm?

    Sperm can vary between tests so at X&Y Fertility we look at your lifestyle, your diet and the many other factors that are linked to your sperm quality. We can also recommend specific vitamins and minerals that are known to improve the quality of your sperm.

    Do you treat single females or same-sex couples?

    Yes we welcome all individuals, including single females, same-sex and heterosexual couples. We have a fully accredited sperm donor bank, whilst also offering sperm testing and storage for men whether they are single, about to undergo treatment that will affect their sperm, or those who simply want to store sperm for a later date.

    Are you open with the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Yes, we have a strict safety strategy in place to ensure you are safe throughout any visit to the clinic. We are still performing sperrm tests for fertility and post-vaectomy, with same day results.

    Will Brexit affect the services you offer?

    With Brexit on the horizon, you can rest assured that we have enough stock and staff to ensure you will continue to receive the best service when we leave the EU.

  • Regulation

    High quality care for people seeking assisted reproduction

    Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority

    Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority

    X&Y Fertility - Centre 0353

    X&Y Fertility is regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority who are the UK’s independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research. For more information please see their website www.hfea.gov.uk.

  • Contact Us


    If you require any further information or to make an appointment please contact us on:




    + 44 (0) 116 3800611


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