• Building families with expertise

    providing fertility services in a discrete and caring manner

  • About Us

    X&Y Fertility provides 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 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


    Males 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.



    Females 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. 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)

    Semen Analysis


    We report 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).

    Sperm Analysis, Semen Analysis

    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.

    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 going overseas or undergoing any medical treatment that could adversely affect sperm production such as chemotherapy or a vasectomy


    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 at just 10 weeks.

  • Alternative Families

    Routes to parenthood for everyone


    We provide fertility services for:


    LGBTQ+ Community

    Single women

    All ethnicities

    We explore all options and investigations,
    including donor sperm & surrogacy


    For single females & same-sex

    female couples, we have access to

    fully screened donor sperm

    from a wide variety of donors.


    We provide licensed IUI treatments

    with donor sperm.


    For single males & same-sex male couples,

    we offer sperm tests, sperm storage

    and surrogacy advice. Fertile males may be

    considered for sperm donation.


    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. Online sessions may be useful to discuss the implications of conceiving via sperm donation. 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.


    For those involved in the treatment, care and support of teenagers and young adults with cancer.

    A professional body providing information on best practice and new developments, training and support to our members, and through funding and supporting research into teenage and young adult cancer, we aim to improve the quality of life and likelihood of survival for young people with cancer.

    Association of Reproductive Reflexologists

    Enhance fertility the natural way

    A professional body of practitioners with an advanced standard of Reproductive Reflexology training that the general public can rely upon as a kite mark for excellence.

    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. Kate's website gives reliable information, advice and support to anyone who is having difficulties getting pregnant.

    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

    Are you offering sperm tests & consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic second lockdown?

    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-vasectomy, with same day results. For consultations, we can offer these virtually or on-site in accordance with our safety policy.

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

    Sperm test results can be complicated. We 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 an fresh 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 several 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.

    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.

    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.

    Do you offer sperm DNA testing and free radical tests?

    Yes, we provide sperm DNA testing via Sperm Chromatin Structure assay and the Comet assay. We have on-site testing of oxidative stress and free radicals via MiOXSYS technology, with same day results.

    Can I donate my sperm to help others achieve a family?

    We have a fully licensed donor sperm bank on-site. Please visit our sister site: https://www.spermdoctor.co.uk/ to see if you might be eligible to donate your sperm.

    My partner is paraplegic, do you have disabled access?

    We provide wheelchair access. Consultations, treatment rooms and toilets are all on the ground floor

  • 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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