IVF pioneers pride in gay parents success
In recent years, reports on the impact of new technology and innovation have felt increasingly negative and scary – social media sapping our souls, selling our data and skewing our democracy, self-driving cars careering off track, AI bots stealing our jobs, GM crops, drone attacks and on it goes.
What doesn’t make the front pages quite so often are all the little miracles, incremental gains and bigger research breakthroughs that brilliant minds in the scientific community achieve every single day, across ever frontier of progress.
Take the fact that same sex couples can be parents. It’s a wonderful thing. And the experts are making it more and more achievable every year. There are 3,929 fertility treatment cycles for same sex female couples per year in the UK, that’s a 30% increase since 2014. World-leading IVF pioneers and fertility clinic CRGH (The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health), has the highest live birth rate in London for IVF treatment per embryo transferred.
CRGH has no waiting lists for its donor sperm and egg banks, and boasts a full range of fertility services. There’s support for surrogacy arrangements, specialist counsellors, expert clinicians and online support groups. Being able to offer all these ways to help gay couples become parents makes CRGH immensely proud. So much so, in fact, they are sponsoring LGBTQ festival Pride in London this year, with events and parades taking place throughout July.
Free open evening event for aspiring same sex parents
If you want to find out more about becoming a parent, CRGH is hosting a same sex open evening on 18 July from 6.30pm to 8pm at its Great Portland Street clinic, where you’ll be able to have questions answered by experts, while meeting other couples who are looking to embark on the same journey. Places can be requested via crgh.co.uk/appointments and will be given on a first come first served basis.