At Monash IVF, we have helped thousands of sexuality and gender diverse people to begin or grow their family. As part of our ongoing commitment to creating culturally safe and affirming environments for sexuality, sex and gender diverse people, we have developed a LGBTIQA+ Diversity and Inclusion strategy and LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee in collaboration with key LGBTIQA+ community leaders and partner organisations. This strategy involves the development of capacity building programs for our patients and our people, including LGBTIQA+ cultural sensitivity training for all staff across our organisation.
Free fertility nurse chat
Our fertility nurses are empathetic and knowledgeable. They can answer your questions and provide you with personalised guidance and advice.
Questions you may ask during a nurse chat include:
- I’m thinking of medically affirming my gender and want to undergo egg/sperm freezing beforehand. Could you explain the process of fertility preservation?
- My partner and I have a friend who is happy to be our sperm/egg donor. What do we need to do to start this process?
- My partner and I are ready to start our family but will need a donor/surrogate. How can you help us with this?
- What is involved in the IVF process?
- What tests should I get done to assess my fertility?
- Which Monash IVF fertility specialist would you recommend for me?
Become a sperm donor
There are many different people who need the help of a sperm donor to start their family. They may include:
- Single women
- Women in same-sex relationships
- Men experiencing male infertility
- Transgender or gender diverse people
At Monash IVF, GBQ+ men are welcome to become sperm donors. If you’re on PrEP, you are still eligible to donate sperm.
Meet our doctors
Our doctors can help you access donor eggs or donor sperm if required. It is important to use a reputable fertility clinic when accessing donor eggs or donor sperm. Monash IVF has Australia's oldest donor program and we only recruit the highest quality of donors to our program. Each donor goes through screening and counselling to ensure their eligibility to donate.
We understand that you’ll want to see a doctor who is best placed to assist you, or who has experience helping the LGBTIQA+ community build their family. We would recommend that you have a free chat with one of our experienced fertility nurses. They’ll listen to your circumstances and doctor requirements, then they can make a recommendation about which of our doctors is suited to you.