Supporting Dublin Pride Month

Situated at the heart of Dublin’s Pride parade, Merrion Fertility Clinic is proud to offer fertility services to the LGBTQ+ community. Our donor sperm programme commenced in 2017 and we are delighted to see the service grow over the past 3 years.

If you are thinking of starting a family and would like some advice, please contact us on 01-6635000. Our services include donor sperm intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). We also offer egg and sperm freezing for transgender men and women who wish to consider fertility preservation prior to transitioning. In addition, we have in-house counselling to help you with your fertility journey – visit www.merrionfertility.ie. For other support networks, visit http://nisig.com/

Our dedicated donor sperm co-ordinators assist patients in selecting and purchasing their donor. We are licensed to import donor sperm from two of the world’s most reputable sperm banks; Cryos International and European Sperm Bank. Both Danish based banks offer a wide variety of eligible donors ranging in; ethnicity, physical characteristics, and educational achievements. Some donor profiles even offer baby photos of the donor, interview questions of his life experiences, motivations, interests and hobbies.

The recent introduction of the Children and Family and Relationships Act (2015) has legislated for only identifiable (non-anonymous) donors to be used in Ireland. The Act also introduced a ‘National Conceived Person Register’, meaning that any child born from donor treatment, once they turn 18, can trace their donor. Any donor treatment in Ireland now requires special consents, which have been designed by the Irish Department of Health, to be signed before treatment by patients, their partners where applicable and the donor. For more information about the CFRA and its implications, visit www.lgbt.ie or contact Merrion Fertility Clinic – info@merrionfertility.ie

Disappointingly, this years Dublin Pride Festival has been cancelled due to Covid19. However, the organisers have transformed many events into a Digital Pride, taking place June 18-28th, with a fantastic programme and an interactive Virtual Parade and Concert on Sunday June 28th. See www.dublinpride.ie/events for the full schedule.

We at MFC would like to wish the LGBTQ+ community a very happy pride month and hope you get to enjoy this years Dublin Pride in a safe and virtual way.