Various patient leaflets have been produced by Fertility Exeter.
These are listed below, are all in PDF format and will open in a new window.
Attending the clinic
This form is for self-funded patients. NHS-funded patients will need a referral from their GP.
Information Leaflet: Initial Consult – Your first fertility clinic appointment
This leaflet will explain what to expect at your first fertility clinic appointment.
Information Leaflet: Fertility Counselling
This leaflet explains what fertility counselling is and how you can access and benefit from it.
Information Leaflet: Submitting Your Semen For Analysis
Semen analysis is a test to check the ‘quality’ of your sperm which gives just an indication of your fertility potential.
Information Leaflet: Submitting Semen Samples for Diagnostic Analysis (TORBAY)
Arrangements for TORBAY requests.
Information Leaflet: Submitting Your Semen For Analysis And ‘Trial Preparation’
Semen Analysis is a basic test to check the ‘quality’ of your sperm. Sometimes, following an analysis, a ‘trial preparation’ is required.
Information Leaflet: Tubal Patency Testing – HyCoSy Scan
This is a method of checking that your fallopian tubes aren’t blocked or damaged using ultrasound and a micro bubble solution.
Information Leaflet: Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Treatment
This leaflet will explain what IUI treatment is, including the benefits and risks of IUI.
Information Leaflet: In-Vitro Fertilisation Treatment
This leaflet will explain what IVF treatment is, including the benefits and risks of IVF.
Information Leaflet: Information About Your Pre-Operative Assessment
Pre-op assessment is an interview with a nurse that helps prepare you for your surgery.
Information Leaflet: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
ICSI is the injection of a single sperm into a single suitable egg.
Information Leaflet: Surgical Sperm Recovery
SSR is a technique for collecting sperm from your testicles. It is a minor procedure, usually carried out as a day case under local anaesthetic and conscious sedation.
Information Leaflet: Deciding upon how many embryos to transfer
Whether you are undergoing self-funded or NHS-funded IVF/ICSI treatment, you may have to make a decision as to how many embryos you wish to transfer.
Adjuncts to IVF treatment
Information Leaflet: Patient Information – Endometrial Scratch
Studies suggest that doing an endometrial scratch in the cycle before IVF will improve the chance of pregnancy back to the chance in a first cycle.
Information Leaflet: Sperm Banking
Sperm banking is the process of freezing and storing sperm for future use.
Information Leaflet: Information For Egg Donors: Altruistic Donation
Altruistic egg donation is where a woman donates her eggs to a recipient voluntarily and does not receive any financial or other benefit herself.
Information Leaflet: Information For Egg Donors: Egg Sharing
Egg donation is a type of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment in which eggs are collected from one woman (the donor), fertilised with another woman’s (the recipient) partner’s sperm and the embryo or embryos that are created are replaced into the recipient to achieve a pregnancy.
Information Leaflet: Information For Egg Recipients
Altruistic egg donation is where a woman donates her eggs to a recipient voluntarily when she does not receive any financial or other benefit herself.
Donor sperm treatment
Information Leaflet: Choosing your sperm donor
This leaflet will explain the process of choosing and ordering donor sperm for treatment Filesize: 324Kb DOWNLOAD
Information Leaflet: Donor insemination
This leaflet will explain what DI treatment is, including the requirements and procedures associated with using donor sperm.