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Treatments for Female Same-sex Couples and Single Women

In Portugal is legal to use Assisted Reproductive Techniques to treat female same-sex couples and single women. Just as for heterossexual couples we, at Ava clinic, believe that the fundamental thing is for children to be raised in a healthy and loving environment. Being able to grow and develop all of their physical, psychological and emotional abilities does not depend on the type of relationship but obviously its quality.

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In these specific cases infertility is due to the lack of a male partner. Naturally all treatments will then include a sperm donation. AVA Clinic has established protocols with some international sperm banks (which fulfill all the required health and safety + quality norms required by the Portuguese National Council of Assisted Reproduction (CNPMA)) offering a wide choice to every patient in need of a sperm donor.

Success rates for these treatments are usually quite high because in the  majority of cases the woman does not have an underlying fertility problem. So, by using a sperm donor, the chance of achieving a pregnancy is quite elevated.

In same-sex couples there is also the possibility of involving both women in the ART treatment through a process called Reciprocal IVF (ROPA). ♦