More and more women are deciding to take the step of starting a single-parent family, when they see that their fertility is running out and the right partner has not come along. These women are usually older than 35, have a stable job, and above all a lot of family support.

The legislation currently in force in Spain indicates that “any woman over 18 years of age with full capacity to act may be a recipient or user of the techniques regulated by Law 14/2006 on Human Assisted Reproduction Techniques”. Furthermore, women may be users or recipients of the techniques regulated in this Law regardless of their marital status or sexual orientation.

Depending on the patient’s results and age we will decide upon the most appropriate treatment: intrauterine insemination using semen from a donor (IAD), in vitro fertilisation (IVF), donation of both the male and female gametes or the transfer of pre-embryos donated by other couples.

As such, the success rate will depend on the treatment carried out and can vary, in general terms, from 20% in the case of insemination to 70% in the case of donation of both gametes.

Can a single woman have an assisted reproduction treatment?

Yes, a single woman can have an assisted reproduction treatment.

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