Does anybody know if you are still able to have fertility investigations even if your relationship has ended?

I have been trying for a baby for over two years and have finally been given an appointment to have a laparoscopy to see if there are problems with my tubes which are causing me not to fall pregnant. However, my relationship has broken down and therefore I am concerned that the investigations which were going to take place will be cancelled if I am not in a relationship as there are still tests which need to be done before the laparoscopy which involve a partner. Even though I am now single the question still remains, can I even get pregnant.

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  • Yes you can! My relationship ended as I was about to start IVF and now I'm going as a single woman with the same hospital. They were very kind. However, I can't really answer about the laparoscopy and I'm not sure why you'd need the partner. My GP told me aobut a woman who went for IVF single. It's very common.

  • That's actually a really good question! I was originally told that fertility treatment your treated as a couple not as a single person, but single people do have ivf with donated sperm don't they! X

  • It depends on your Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG's) it is CCG's that control NHS funding so you need to find out what the fertility policy is in your area. For more information visit

    Best Wishes,


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