Monash IVF has a proud history of supporting the fertility aspirations of single women since the change in Victorian legislation in January 2010 allowing single women access to donor sperm treatments.
There has been a dedicated effort to welcome single patients, with the modification of mandatory counselling sessions to reflect their different concerns and needs, and the introduction of a waiver to enable women to access known sperm donors after a shortened three months rather than the standard six months to enable them to access their donor sperm faster, especially during older ages, when prompt treatment is very important.
We understand the issues for single women accessing fertility treatment including access to Medicare rebates and access to donor sperm. Currently Medicare rebates for treatments are only permitted if the woman being treated has a medical cause of infertility. This can only be determined by a fertility specialist, after a detailed assessment, including a careful history, blood tests, ultrasound, and possible laparoscopy.
Without Medicare funding, IVF can be out of reach financially. In these circumstances single women can undergo artificial insemination with donor sperm. However, in the event no pregnancy has occurred after three cycles of artificial insemination, there will be sufficient evidence of infertility for Medicare funding to be accessed.
Donor Sperm Programs
At Monash IVF we have three programs for donor sperm:
- Clinic recruited donors from Australia
- Clinic recruited donor sperm from Overseas
- Known donors
More Information: Monash IVF donor sperm programs
If you are considering starting treatment you can book a free 15 chat with one of our Fertility Nurses or book an appointment with one of our Fertility Specialists. Our Fertility Specialists feel passionately about your right to be a parent. After a consultation, we can discuss your aspirations, the economic and medical issues with treatment, to create an individualised treatment program.