Same Sex Couples – ROPA Method

Same Sex Couples in Spain

In Spain it is possible for same sex female couples to undergo assisted reproduction treatment, thanks to comprehensive and open legislation. For this reason, many female couples come to URE Centro Gutenberg to have children.

With artificial insemination, in vitro fertilisation and egg donation treatments the sperm shall always be from a sperm donor and shall guarantee anonymity as established by Spanish legislation.

Legislation on this subject in other countries is diverse; thus, if your child is going to be born outside of Spain we recommend becoming very well-informed beforehand.

What is the ROPA Method?

One IVF treatment for couples of the same sex is the ROPA method: Reception of Oocytes from the Partner. It is an In Vitro Fertilisation treatment that allows both women to play a role in their journey towards motherhood.

With the ROPA Method one of the women undergoes the ovarian stimulation and follicle aspiration to retrieve the eggs. The other female will carry out the pregnancy and give birth to their child.

ROPA Method in Malaga, Spain

Given the particular nature of the ROPA method, as both women will be taking part in IVF treatment, we highly recommend that you come to Malaga for a first appointment. If you cannot travel to the first appointment we can hold it over Skype. This consultation allows you to speak directly with the doctor, explain your case and ask us any questions.

During this completely cost-free consultation your doctor will perform a thorough examination including a review of your medical history, tests and reports. If we have all the information we need we will make an initial assessment of your case and start to plan your assisted reproduction treatment.

First appointment:

In-person / Skype

1st consultation cost:


Minimum stay for treatment:

5 – 7 days

Maximum stay for treatment:

20 days

Book your first appointment FREE OF CHARGE

In order to request a visit with URE Centro Gutenberg you need to complete the following form. If you prefer, you can also make an appointment by calling us at (+34) 952 122 565. Remember that your first visit is COMPLETELY FREE.

In accordance with that established by current regulations on Personal Data Protection, we inform you that your personal data will be used by CENTRO GUTENBERG REPRODUCTION LABORATORY, S.L., which is responsible for handling this data in order to manage the information requests received through web forms and social networks. Likewise, we inform you that your data will not be disclosed to third parties, except in the event of a legal obligation or if we have your express consent.

You are entitled to obtain confirmation about whether we are using your personal data, and are thus entitled to access your personal data, rectify inaccurate data or request its elimination if the data is no longer necessary; you are also entitled to exercise all other rights under the regulation, as explained in the additional information. You may exercise the indicated rights in accordance with the terms established by current regulations by contacting in writing CENTRO GUTENBERG REPRODUCTION LABORATORY, S.L., C/ Gutenberg, nº 5, 29016 MÁLAGA (SPAIN), E mail: administració Additionally, you may request additional, detailed information regarding our data protection policy via the same contact information. You may consult our additional information by clicking here