The Assisted Reproduction Law, which went into effect in Spain in 2006, permits the use of assisted reproductive technologies on any woman who is 18 years of age or older, who has the full capacity to work and who has freely and voluntarily expressed her written consent. For this reason, you will not have any trouble registering your newborn’s birth in the Spanish Civil Registry under only your name.
The assisted reproduction treatments that a single woman can receive are the same as those that a woman with a partner can:
- Artificial Insemination.
- In Vitro Fertilization.
- In Vitro Fertilization with donor eggs.
The technique chosen will depend on the specific situation of the female who is going to be receiving the treatment (age, overall health, overall reproductive health, etc.). Each case will be evaluated by a physician.
You only need to keep in mind that donor semen will be used in each case. The donors must pass strict health exams and genetic analyses in order to rule out the possibility of hereditary diseases. The medical team is the body responsible for choosing which donor’s sperm will be utilised. This process guarantees the highest phenotypic and immunological similarities, as well as the greatest possibilities of compatibility with the recipient and her family environment.
For your peace of mind, sperm donation is always anonymous. The donor cannot know who his donation goes to, and the recipient cannot know where the donation has come from.