At IMF we know there is an ever increasing number of women considering motherhood alone. Sensitive as we are to this situation, we would like to provide women with answers, information and support in order to take this important decision.

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Under current legislation in Spain “Any woman over 18 with full capacity to act may be a recipient or a user of the techniques covered in this Law, provided that she has given her written consent to that use in a free, conscious and explicit way. The woman may be a user or recipient of the techniques covered in this law regardless of her marital status and sexual orientation”.

Thanks to assisted reproductive technologies, treatment options are varied and will depend on each case to be treated:

  • Intrauterine insemination with donor semen (IUI)
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF) with donor semen.

  • Double donation, in cases where the patient does not have her own eggs.
  • Adoption of pre-embryos donated by other couples.

Adoption of pre-embryos donated by other couples.

The most frequently applied treatment to single women is IUI. The probability of getting pregnant with this technique is exactly the same as in a sexual intercourse with a partner as long as this treatment option is considered within the woman’s childbearing age.

The selection of a suitable donor is at the discretion of the medical team applying the technique, and will seek phenotypic similarity with the recipient. Donors must undergo a rigorous selection process. According to the Law: “In applying the assisted reproductive technologies, the choice of sperm donor can only be made by the medical team that applies the technique, who must preserve the anonymity conditions of the donation …

Should you need personalized information, please contact IMF.