Fertility Treatments for LGBTQIA+ Women

Inclusive Support on the Journey to Motherhood

What is Pride Babies?

The Pride Babies project advocates for inclusive motherhood through fertility treatments, focused on LGBTQIA+ women. We partner with the top fertility clinics in Portugal for LGBTQIA+ people, to ensure everyone has the opportunity to start a family of their own.

Fertility treatments, or assisted reproductive methods, include intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), and shared pregnancy, with or without gamete donation.

Each case is assessed at one of our clinics: Procriar in Porto, Ferticentro in Coimbra, or AVA Clinic in Lisbon. This ensures the best support and adaptation to each individual and family’s needs.

Who for?

It is aimed at all LGBTQIA+ women or anyone whose health and anatomy allow pregnancy through assisted reproduction, regardless of their sexuality or gender identity.

Treatments

Artificial Intrauterine Insemination with Donor Sperm

In Vitro Fertilisation with Own Oocytes and Donor Sperm

In Vitro Fertilisation with Donated Oocytes and Donor Sperm

ROPA – Shared Motherhood

About our Donors

Finding the right donor is an important part of most LGBTQIA+ journeys to motherhood. All the clinics we partner with work with only the highest quality, ethically recruited donors.

Portuguese law guarantees equal rights for both members of the couple and protection of the donor’s identity.

Children born from fertility treatments have the right to know the identity of their donor after turning 18.

Our Sperm Donors

  • Men between the ages of 18 and 45
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Negative study for genetic infectious diseases
  • Normal karyotype

Our Egg Donors

  • Women between the ages of 18 and 34
  • Physically and mentally healthy
  • No history of genetic diseases
  • Normal analysis, gynaecological examination, and ultrasound evaluation of the uterus and ovaries

Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

– Non-Anonymity Law of donors

– Access to all PMA methods (Insemination, IVF, and ROPA)

– The possibility to choose a donor from an external bank or from our private bank

– Psychological support provided if needed (the first psychological appointment is free of charge)

– Psychological assessment is not necessary to access fertility treatments

– The couple doesn’t need to be married, even for a ROPA method.

This will depend on the procedures and the health safety guidelines, but we will let you be together as often as possible. For an insemination, both partners can be together at every step. In the case of IVF or ROPA, the couple cannot be together during the egg pickup, which will take place in an Operating Room (OR). This procedure takes about 20 minutes, and as soon as it is finished, you can be together again.

You can decide the extent of information about the donor you’d like to receive. There is the option of a basic profile (physical features, genetic and blood tests carried out by the donor, etc.) and an extended profile (information about personality, family tree, lifestyle, etc.). After the age of 18, your child can request the name of the donor through the National Council of Assisted Reproductive Technology («Conselho Nacional de Procriação Medicamente Assistida», in Portuguese).

At the moment, we don’t have a waiting list. The time between the first contact and the beginning of the process is variable. It may depend on how long it takes for the couple to do the medical tests, on the test results themselves, or on how hard it is to find a donor that matches you.

Do you have any questions? We are here to help!