Lisa’s story – a single LGBTQ person’s fertility journey

Meet Lisa – a single LGBTQ person, who is sharing their fertility journey at the Agora Clinic.

This is a lovely story of one person’s journey to solo parenthood in the midst of a global pandemic. In this beautifully open and honest video, Lisa talks us through some of the highs and lows of their IVF journey.

Despite several setbacks and continuous support from the ‘amazing’ Agora team, Lisa is happily pregnant. 

As a single person I dont think I could have got through it;  I think I might of cancelled if it wasn’t for the nurses having my back

 Like many others in the LGBTQ+ community, Lisa used donor sperm with IVF treatment.  

My child will know from very young that this lovely, kind man gave this beautiful gift to us to help me be a parent. I want my child to know where they come from. I think its super, super important to know how loved you are –  especially when the norm is to have a mum and a dad

 Watch Lisa’s courageous and inspiring story below.

Learn more about the different sperm and egg donor services available at the Agora Clinic.

I need a sperm donor

There are a number of reasons why you may need to use donated sperm (ie, sperm that is not from your partner) and it can be used in different types of fertility treatment including IUI, …. read more

I need donor eggs

Egg donation is often recommended if you are unable to produce your own eggs. This might be because you have reduced ovarian reserve, or you have gone through the menopause .... read more

I want to donate my eggs

I want to donate eggs

We welcome enquiries from altruistic egg donors and egg sharers. In order to donate eggs, you need to be a non-smoker aged between 18 and 35 .... read more

Same sex female couple

What is Egg Sharing?

At the Agora, we offer an egg sharing programme which can provide an affordable solution for those women needing IVF or ICSI who are willing, as part of their treatment, to .... read more

I want to donate sperm

I want to donate sperm

Donating sperm is an amazing gift that helps thousands of people each year to fulfil their dreams of having a family .... read more