NGA quoted in The Independent – NHS fertility treatments allow two-mum families to reach record levels

March 27, 2014

We are delighted to see the news, reported today, about new HFEA figures showing record numbers of two-mum families being created through fertility treatment.

The article quotes Natalie, saying:

“Natalie Gamble, a leading fertility lawyer, said: “The law used to say that before offering treatment clinics had to consider the welfare of any child being born without a father. I’ve got two kids with my same sex partner and in 2001 to 2002 it was almost impossible to find a clinic that would do it, but we did find one in the end.

“In 2009 when the law changed it made it very clear that people should be given equal access to treatment. It also meant that lesbian couples conceiving together are both recorded as the legal parents automatically. Now with same sex marriage, everything is moving towards a more open and tolerant society.”

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