Third-Party Procedures

When infertility cannot be solved through IVF or medical treatments, third-party reproductive procedures are possible, including:


Canadian legislation introduced in March 2004 prohibits egg and sperm donors, as well as surrogate mothers, from being paid any fee for their services. While it is acceptable to pay donors for receiptable expenses (such as travel, hotel, medications, or the cost of IVF), it is illegal to compensate donors directly. Failure to comply with this legislation could result in a severe penalty to the MFC and the couple involved. If, at any time during medical treatment, the MFC discovers that financial compensation has been provided that does not comply with the provisions of this Act, medical treatment will be stopped and refunds will not be provided for services rendered. A copy of the Act can be found on the Health Canada website here: