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People have fertility treatment for all kinds of reasons. Whatever your situation get clear, impartial information that will help you make the best decisions for you and your family.

Heterosexual couples

If you’re about to start fertility treatment, you might feel overwhelmed by how much there is to think about. Get an overview of what to expect from the start to the end of your treatment.

Heterosexual couples


If you’re a LGBT+ person or couple and want to have a family with a biological connection to you or your partner, you may need to have fertility treatment. Get an overview of what to expect on this page.

Fertility treatment for LGBT+ people

Women over 38

If you're a woman over 38, success rates for fertility treatments can be much lower. Get an overview of success rates for different treatments and explore other options such as using donated eggs or a surrogate.

Women over 38

Single women

If you’re single, you may be considering preserving your fertility or having fertility treatment without a partner. Find out what your options are so you can make an informed decision about your future.

Single women

People with genetic diseases

If you have a genetic disease in your family, there are various embryo screening options and treatments that could allow you to have children free from the disease. Find out all your options for having a safe and healthy family.

I have a genetic disease in my family

People preserving their fertility

If you're thinking about preserving your fertility, whether through choice or because you could be at risk of losing your fertility, it's worth finding out about the different treatments and their success rates.

Fertility preservation


Every year, around 2000 children are conceived with the help of a donor.  Without a donor, many of those parents wouldn't have been able to fulfil their wish to have a family. Find out more about how to donate your eggs, sperm or embryos or get information if you’re an existing donor.


Donor-conceived people and their parents

We hold information on all fertility treatments involving a donor since 1 August 1991. Learn more about what you can find out about your or your child’s donor and genetic siblings.

Finding out about your donor

Publication date: 16 August 2023

Review date: 16 August 2025