Cheapest place for artificial insemination

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  • thorsoak
    thorsoak Posts: 7,166 Forumite
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    I would strongly advocate not looking for "the cheapest".   You should be looking for one that you can trust - albeit via the medical route, the personal route or the internet route.

  • Aranyani said:
    Aranyani said:
    annabanana82 said:
    I read it that unforeseen were referring to not trying private artificial insemination rather than there being a plethora of other treatments that the OP could look into first
    Such as?
    Private artificial insemination, I'm not sure what's causing any confusion. NHS guidelines state this as being the first steps before they will fund.

    Well that’s not ‘other methods’, that’s the same method just paid for differently. 
    I think that's more a case of semantics in the post that put methods instead of method. But there are clear rules to be followed before  NHS intervention 
    Make £2023 in 2023 (#36) £3479.30/£2023

    Make £2024 in 2024...
  • elsien
    elsien Posts: 32,661 Forumite
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    Aranyani said:
    elsien said:
    Aranyani said:
    MalMonroe said:
    What elsien said. But also, if I were you I would get myself another, decent, and maybe female this time, GP who isn't homophobic. I'd feel inclined to report him for telling you untruths, too because GPs aren't allowed to do that and yours is abusing his position. 

    According to the link I've posted you can also contact your local Clinical Commissioning Group as well as your GP about this. (And perhaps report him to them too!) Same sex couples are supposed to be treated the same as everyone else.  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/artificial-insemination/
    Well, if they have been truthful with their doctor and have not yet tried other methods yet. (OP implies that they have only looked into it but not yet made any attempt) then they currently fall foul of
    The NICE guidance therefore expects female same-sex couples to have tried to conceive six times using artificial insemination (funded themselves, not by the NHS) before they would be considered for NHS-funded fertility treatment.
    So the GP is correct. As things stand the NHS will not fund treatment. 


    What other methods do you think would work for two women?
    Putting it somewhat crudely, a male friend and a turkey baster.
    However the guidelines say that couples are expected to have funded treatments themselves if using a clinic, before being able to access NHS treatment. 
    Not a very sensible idea.  Male friend would have parental rights if they wanted them.
    And some couples are happy with that. What may not be sensible for one couple is acceptable for others.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • unforeseen
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    Aranyani said:
    annabanana82 said:
    I read it that unforeseen were referring to not trying private artificial insemination rather than there being a plethora of other treatments that the OP could look into first
    Such as?
    Paying privately for a number of attempts
  • John_
    John_ Posts: 925 Forumite
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    MalMonroe said:
    What elsien said. But also, if I were you I would get myself another, decent, and maybe female this time, GP who isn't homophobic. I'd feel inclined to report him for telling you untruths, too because GPs aren't allowed to do that and yours is abusing his position. 

    According to the link I've posted you can also contact your local Clinical Commissioning Group as well as your GP about this. (And perhaps report him to them too!) Same sex couples are supposed to be treated the same as everyone else.  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/artificial-insemination/
    What’s homophobic about correctly explaining about eligibility for treatment on the NHS?
  • John_
    John_ Posts: 925 Forumite
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    Aranyani said:
    Sorry but if you are after a cheap way are you sure you can afford to raise a child in the first place ?

    Not sure how much a private clinic would be but I bet it’s a fraction of the cost of raising a child.


    As far as i’m aware there is no financial test to pass before people can conceive naturally...
    No, unfortunately not, but it’s sensible that people think about the practicalities.
  • ToxicWomble
    ToxicWomble Posts: 882 Forumite
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    edited 21 November 2020 at 11:17PM
    Aranyani said:
    Sorry but if you are after a cheap way are you sure you can afford to raise a child in the first place ?

    Not sure how much a private clinic would be but I bet it’s a fraction of the cost of raising a child.


    As far as i’m aware there is no financial test to pass before people can conceive naturally...
    Sadly no there is not - but all too often you read in these forums about people who have had children and then are struggling with bills etc. not having realised or thought about the true and real cost of parenthood

    Also, the OP isn’t talking about a natural conception 
  • fred246
    fred246 Posts: 3,620 Forumite
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    For equality the NHS should pay for surrogate mothers so male couples can have children. No it's not provided on the NHS. No need for equality for men.
  • John_
    John_ Posts: 925 Forumite
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    Are either of you suffering from a medical condition that means that you cannot conceive naturally?
    If not then that’s really not what the NHS is for. 
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