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    Default Can I have my partners egg donated to me and use donor sperm to fertilize

    I want to know, being in a lesbian relationship, can I have my partners egg donated and then fertilized using donor sperm and then once an embryo hve it put into me. So technically I would be carrying my partners baby. But also mine ??

    Is this legal and how much would it cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessandmeltrappel View Post
    I want to know, being in a lesbian relationship, can I have my partners egg donated and then fertilized using donor sperm and then once an embryo hve it put into me. So technically I would be carrying my partners baby. But also mine ??

    Is this legal and how much would it cost
    Yes. I know somebody that is doing it. But following egg donation the baby would be yours, probably. I doubt there is legal precedents. But under most stat's laws any person who can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the child can apply for access. There are additional risks to IVF that people who need IVF risk that people who don't need IVF might be better off avoiding. Both mother and child are at increased risk of a number of complications. I'd look at a minimum of $10,000.

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    Hello, sweetperfectchild, and thank you for your reply to jessandmeltrappel.

    Unfortunately, this section is for the Online Expert, Dr Jessup, to reply to. We had the permissions set wrong which allowed you to post, but have now fixed that.

    Thanks for offering your support, though. Dr Jessup checks posts every couple of days so you should see her response here soon.

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    Hi Jessandmel

    Thanks for your question. Yes, what you describe is possible. If you used your own eggs, you could use donor sperm ( known or clinic recruited) and either have IUI or an IVF cycle. If you have no medical reasons ( other than being in a lesbian relationship) for needing IVF, you would not qualify for the medicare rebate, and 'sweetperfectchild" is right, you would be looking at approx $10,000 for an IVF cycle. A IUI cycle would cost approx $1500 if using clinic sperm. If you had other medical reasons that made you infertile ( eg decrease egg numbers (ovarian reserve)) or blocked tubes you could get IVF for approx $3500. IVF is extremely safe and quick these days. Using your partner's eggs ( in the setting that you were "medically infertille) would also qualify you for medicare. Obviously, there would be legal bills also as the ethics are a little more complicate than usual. I hope this has been of some help. Sonya


 

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