First male gay couple set to welcome baby boy this summer using IVF treatment

A gay couple, Ross and Chris Muller who are the first male gay partners to receive In-vitro fertilization (IVF), are set to welcome a new baby boy this summer.

The couple from Edinburgh are the first male same-sex couple to undergo fertility treatment through the UK’s national health service after the government banned using surrogate mothers.

The ban was lifted by the Scottish government in 2018 meaning that all couples, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, are eligible for free IVF treatment.

A surrogate mother, from Cambridge, was hired through a private company and a total of eight embryos were created from donated eggs and Ross’s sperm before one was transferred into the surrogate last November.

The couple married in 2017 after meeting a decade ago and can’t wait for friends and family to meet their son.

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