Stonewall’s Pregnant Pause: a guide for lesbians on how to get pregnant

Stonewall has launched a beautifully illustrated new publication for lesbians who are thinking of starting a family. Called Pregnant Pause, it gives a wealth of up to date information on the different options available to lesbian parents, including NHS funded fertility treatment, private treatment, home insemination with a known donor and co-parenting, and covers the legal and practical issues. The guide was put together to celebrate the new rights for lesbian parents introduced by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 which came into force on 6 April 2009, with the aim of giving accurate information to couples thinking of starting a family through donor conception.

We are proud to have been involved in the project, contributing the legal information included in the guide, which we hope will be useful to many prospective parents.

Read ‘Pregnant Pause: a guide for lesbians on how to get pregnant’ or request a free printed copy from Stonewall ( or 08000 50 20 20).

More information on the law for lesbian couples conceiving together from our website.

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