Fertility Consents

ACU, Ninewells will soon be replacing traditional paper-based consenting with a digital consenting system. Fertility Consent is a secure online platform that enables patients to remotely access the relevant medical and legal information to provide informed consent and digitally sign consent forms for their fertility treatment, thus eliminating the need for paper information leaflets and consent forms.  Fertility Consent provides a complete library of Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) consent forms and individual clinic consent forms that are automatically allocated to each patient and partner according to their treatment and personal circumstances. The platform also provides a library of materials and easy-to-understand videos that explain each fertility treatment and HFEA form in a clear and engaging way. 

We will be introducing this for all new patients over the coming weeks and for return patients as we progress.  To enable us to provide this service we require up to date contact numbers for all patients, if you have been recently referred or are due to have an appointment with the ACU, Ninewells soon please contact us to provide us with up to date contact details for each partner on 01382 496475 or alternatively email tay.acusecretarial@nhs.scot 

Male infertility is an increasing problem; some 25% of all couples who are infertile probably have a sperm problem as the main cause. However, the requirement for donor insemination has fallen in recent years due to the development of new techniques for previously male infertility, particularly intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). There are still many occasions where even this is not possible, or couples may prefer not to use this and donor insemination provides them with a chance to have a child.  We also offer treatment to same sex couples and single women.

What is Donor Insemination?

Sperm are donated by a fertile man (the donor) and are used instead of the partner’s sperm to try to produce a child.

See our information leaflet for further information. (This information leaflet is being updated)

The following are our live birth rates for treatment cycles started in the year ending 30th June 2015. The HFEA give advice on success rates.

Ninewells 17% (17/102)
National Average 15%