Single Women, Men & Same Sex Couples

We believe that everyone, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation, should have the opportunity to love and to experience that unique bond between parent and child.

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At Flinders Fertility, we have been providing eligible single women, men and same sex couples with compassionate, patient-centred care for many years, and recent changes to South Australian Legislation mean that Flinders Fertility will soon be able to extend fertility services and treatment to more women and men, not just those with a proven medical condition affecting fertility.

The amended legislation is scheduled to come into effect on 21 March, 2017, however, South Australian Fertility Clinics will not be able to offer treatment in line with the changes until after conditions of registration are amended by the Minister for Health, which is expected to be in April, 2017. This change will bring South Australia into line with other states so that single women, men and same sex couples will not need to travel interstate for treatment, although only patients that have a proven medical condition affecting fertility will qualify for Medicare rebates and concessions.

The changes mean that healthy single women, single men and same sex couples experiencing ‘social infertility’ (for example, women without a male partner) will be able to access fertility treatment in South Australia for the first time. It also means for the first time in South Australia that healthy women will be able to “bank” their eggs (egg freezing or cryopreservation) as a means of preserving fertility for the future when they are ready to conceive.

These changes may positively impact on your wish to become a parent, so, to find out more, please arrange a referral from your Doctor for a consultation with a Flinders Fertility Specialist, and this could be the start of a personalised treatment plan designed to help you achieve parenthood.

For more details, please call us on 131 IVF ( 131 483 ) or email joe@flindersfertility.com.au
 

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