We have created a section of frequently asked questions to help you in your journey towards parenthood.
We are unable to reserve more than one vial per treatment due to sperm stock levels in our clinics. However, once a pregnancy has been confirmed you may be able to reserve one vial from the same donor if available. This is discussed in more detail with your fertility coordinator.
Yes, in New South Wales and Queensland provided they meet state Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) legislation and regulations. In Victoria the patient must make an application to the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) and must meet state legislation and regulations. This is discussed in more detail with your fertility coordinator.
This is discussed in more detail with your fertility coordinator.
It is Rainbow Fertility policy that sperm from a known donor is quarantined for six months and the donor is to be rechecked for significant transmissible infections to avoid the possibility of an incubating infection at the time of gamete collection. Exemptions to this can be discussed with your clinician.
Rainbow Fertility cannot assist in the process of finding a surrogate. Intended parents (people wishing to become parents through surrogacy) must find a person willing to be a surrogate themselves. It is illegal to advertise for surrogates or for a person to advertise that she is willing to become a surrogate.
Surrogacy laws differ between states. The intended parent(s), the surrogate and her partner (if applicable) will be required to organise separate appointments to obtain independent legal advice. The intended parent(s) and surrogate must obtain advice from separate legal advisors. Rainbow Fertility requires copies of the written surrogacy arrangements, which will be reviewed by our internal surrogacy committee (Patient Review Panel in Victoria). Your family lawyer will be able to discuss this information in depth with you.
This depends on state legislation. In Victoria, traditional surrogacy is not permitted. (When surrogate also provides the egg).
Yes, but please consider that each state has different legislation in regard to surrogacy, for example:
Therefore, we encourage you to discuss your options with your fertility specialist and refer to your own state Surrogacy Act for more information.
Yes, we can support Partner IVF in all our clinics.
Yes, the clinic offers an egg donor program to help couples or individuals in their attempt to become parents; however, by sourcing your own, a known donor treatment can potentially commence sooner.
10 years; however, in New South Wales and Queensland, extension beyond 10 years requires approval from the clinic. In Victoria, a formal written request must be sent to the Patient Review Panel (PRP) for approval.
Yes, this is offered in all clinics. The number of deposits required will vary for each person. Storage is for 10 years; however, in New South Wales and Queensland extension beyond 10 years requires approval from the clinic. In Victoria, a formal written request must be sent to the Patient Review Panel (PRP) for approval.
Please seek medical advice from one of our specialists prior to any procedure.
At Rainbow Fertility, our specialists have extensive experience in helping create LGBTI families. Feel free to contact our friendly team to learn more about the fertility treatment options available to you.
Current as at 15.05.2017