Fertility treatments for same-sex female couples
Calling the girls, gays and theys… Don’t know where to start or what options you have? Download our guide for everything you need to know about family-forming for people assigned female at birth including treatment options, sperm donation and fertility basics.
Navigating healthcare as a queer couple
There are still huge healthcare inequalities that exist for the LGBTQIA+ community. And when it comes to family forming as queer couple, it can be hard to know where to start. From testing and sourcing sperm to accessing services that have been designed (mostly) with cis, heterosexual couples in mind, often the first barrier is accessing the right information at the right time.
That’s where we come in—it’s time to queery the status quo.
DID YOU KNOW
of Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) in England are still falling short of reducing the burden for same-sex-female couples to access NHS services despite the recently initiated Women’s Health Strategy’s commitment.
A queer guide to getting pregnant
Our scientists and clinicians have compiled all of the latest up to date education and conversation to bring you the expert-backed guide you’ve always wanted to see in the doctor’s waiting room. Covering everything you need to know to get started on your fertility journey as a same-sex female, our guide includes:
Fertility and reproductive health basics
Fertility treatment options
Sperm donation 101
Fertility optimising nutrition
Case studies and stories
“What should have been a fairly straightforward conversation about our options became a stressful and extremely expensive journey without the necessary facts or information. Deciding what route to conception is best for you shouldn’t be decided by a clinic but by yourselves, as a couple. I wish we had had a resource like Hertility to help guide us through the process and remind us we have agency over all our decision making.”
Want to help shape the future of fertility services for same-sex couples?
At Hertility, we believe everyone should have access to the highest standard of healthcare. We want to help same-sex AFAB couples get access to affordable, convenient and inclusive fertility services.
We’re building a dedicated care pathway for this community, but want to make sure we’re offering services that really reflect your needs. Join our beta-community and help us shape the fertility services we provide.
This will include things like a few quick questionnaires, optional focus groups and exclusive access to services when we launch. You can opt out at any time.
Get clear on your reproductive health
Whether you’re thinking about family forming now, or in the future, every fertility journey starts with understanding your reproductive health. Each of our at-home Hormone and Fertility Tests include:
- A comprehensive online health assessment
- An easy-to-use at-home blood collection kit
- A doctor-written report analysing your results
- A personalised hormone panel of up to 10 markers of reproductive health.
Hertility’s commitment to allyship
Transparency with our language
We use the terms ‘lesbian’, ‘same-sex female’ and ‘AFAB’ couples and partners throughout our content. We know that not everyone who is/was AFAB and has an AFAB partner identifies as female, or as a lesbian, so we’ve decided to use these terms interchangeably to try and be as inclusive as possible to different sexualities and gender identities.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you feel there are other terms we can use that make you feel seen.