Complete Fertility gives lesbian couples the very best chance of having a baby

If you’re in a same-sex relationship and want to have a baby, Complete Fertility will help make that a reality.

A personal approach

Complete Fertility works in partnership with same sex women to develop a personal plan, using programmes based on the latest research, and individually tailor your treatment schedules to give you the very best chance of having a baby.

Located at University Hospital Southampton, our modern centre brings together experts in fertility medicine and innovative facilities and laboratories, providing first class care, and a complete approach, throughout your journey into parenthood.

Treatment options for female same sex couples:


Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) with donor sperm

Intra Uterine Insemination is a treatment whereby the woman is helped to conceive by specially prepared sperm being placed directly into the womb at the time when eggs are being released.

Production of eggs may be helped by the use of fertility drugs. Around the time of ovulation, the most motile sperm will be used for insemination.

In 2016 we treated over 90 same sex couples with IUI using donor sperm.

Beccy and Rhian's success story

Beccy and Rhian

Read Beccy and Rhian's success story using IUI with donor sperm...

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) with donor sperm

IVF involves removing the eggs from the ovaries and fertilising them with sperm in a laboratory dish before placing them back in the woman’s womb.

Egg sharing – for ladies who require assistance in conceiving and who would like to help others whilst also benefiting financially from a reduced fertility treatment fee.

For same sex couples, one partner may choose to donate half of her eggs to her partner so that the partner can carry the baby and the other half of her eggs to an anonymous recipient. This enables both partners to be directly involved in the creation of their baby.

In 2016 we treated 38 same sex couples with IVF using donor sperm.

Partner to partner donation (without sharing). We offer a partner to partner donation service without sharing. The partners eggs are solely donated to her partner who will carry the baby and allows both partners to be directly involved in the creation of their baby.

We also offer the following fertility services that you might find useful:

Fertility Check

We offer a fertility check for both of you that gives a comprehensive picture of the fertility health of each of you. It is useful to support your family planning, to determine the best treatment options for you and to indicate the partner with the best chance of conception.

Egg Banking

Egg freezing or egg banking empowers women regarding their fertility options and offers the possibility of starting a family when they are ready without worrying about their biological clock. Women may also choose to freeze their eggs if they are about to undergo medical treatment that may affect fertility.


Complete Fertility is committed to our patient’s care. As such we offer a free and confidential counselling service to patients considering using donor sperm to allow them to explore the implications of this treatment. Our Counsellors offer support throughout our patient’s fertility journey.

Why choose the Complete Fertility Centre?

IVF and IUI treatment using donor sperm

Sperm bank and donors can be chosen on a number of personal characteristics

• All donors are rigorously screened

• Patients can bring their own sperm donor if preferred

• Option of adding to your family in future years using the same donor to give your child a sibling (subject to HFEA family limits)

• Excellent success rates

• No waiting list

Fixed price packages so you don't need to worry about any hidden costs

• A modern, friendly centre

• Treatment advice explained fully

• Up to six sessions of counselling are included whilst you are receiving treatment at Complete Fertility and for up to six months after your last treatment cycle.

Same-sex price list (price list opens in new window).

"I wanted to send you all an email to say thank you for helping to make all of our dreams come true. Our perfect son has made his grand appearance and is the most beautiful thing we've ever seen (we may be a tiny bit biased!)

We have really appreciated the care we have received at Complete, and we can't thank you enough for helping us to become a family." Caroline and Sophie