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Routes to parenthood

for same-sex female couples

Many same-sex female couples prefer to seek parenthood as naturally as possible without the use of fertility drugs. At X&Y the sperm we provide comes from carefully selected donors. Furthermore, all sperm is fully screened to ensure the safety for you and your future child(ren). Our clinic is increasingly sought out as the number 1 choice for the LGBTQ+ community due to our bespoke approach, putting you at the centre of our care. We'll help you to select the right donor and look at the best options to achieve parenthood.

Same sex couples

Fully screened sperm

Support and guidance is provided to help select the right sperm donor. You can choose one of our in-house donors or sperm from a partner bank. We will arrange all transportation logistics for any imported sperm. 

All donor sperm used for treatment at our clinic is fully screened and registered with our regulator, the HFEA.

What is the process for donor insemination (IUI/DI) in your natural cycle?


Firstly, you will need to book an initial consultation where we review your situation to check if natural cycle IUI/DI is the optimal treatment for you.

Health Screening

Once the pathway to pregnancy is agreed, a screening process is needed to help select which donor is most compatible for you.


Donor Selection

Our team will support you to match your preferred donor characteristics. You can be assured that all donors have met our strict criteria for health and fertility. Furthermore they have been fully screened for family history of genetically inherited conditions.


Starting Treatment

Once the treatment plan has been agreed, we aim to start IUI/DI treatment as soon as possible.

Reserving half-siblings for future treatment

When your pregnancy is successfully underway, it may be possible to reserve additional samples from the same sperm donor, at our cryobank for future treatment. This can enable the chance for future siblings to be genetically related to the same donor. 

For example; both partners could use the same donor for successive treatment and thereby ensure a genetic link for the children.

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