A decade of egg-sharing
To review the early days – and to recognise egg-sharing in its proper place in the treatment of infertility today – the LWC has produced a booklet recording the detail and experience of many early and recent patients. The booklet also reviews the ethical arguments in favour of egg-sharing, making a strong case for the altruistic motive of sharing and the desire of many sharers to simply help another couple have a baby.
The London Women’s Clinic has developed a strong relationship with gay campaigning group Stonewall and is proud to have sponsored three information booklets for gay women and gay men.
Pregnant Pause is a booklet for lesbian women looking to start a family. The guide features useful information from how to get pregnant, through the stages of pregnancy, to the laws affecting lesbian women and their children.
A guide for gay dads, sponsored by the London Sperm Bank, offers useful information gay men looking to become a father. The guide covers all of the options available for gay men looking to start a family from adoption and fostering through to surrogacy, co-parenting and also donating sperm.
Different Families is our latest publication which features research on the family and school experiences of children with lesbian and gay parents. Commissioned by Stonewall, the booklet features original research by the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge.
Of course, fertility treatment is not just about conceiving, but also about starting a family. This is why we have also published a legal advice booklet which summarises how the law applies to a range of patient scenarios.