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Fertility and parenting options for lesbians

Written by our guest contributor, Rachel Epstein, Coordinator, LGBTQ Parenting Network, Sherbourne Health Centre.  LGBTQ families first came into public perception with what has come to be known as the “lesbian baby boom.” This “boom” had its origins in the early 1980s, as lesbians started to claim the right to have children outside of heterosexual […]

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A different kind of family

Tim and I have been friends since high school. When we graduated from college and started to pursue our different career paths, we were both single with no current romantic prospects on the horizon. We talked about wanting to have kids in the future and our similar fears of not finding the right guy to […]

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“Sperm washing”: A common procedure in fertility treatments

Sperm washing is a standard procedure used in fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Most registered sperm banks also offer clients the option of purchasing “washed” sperm. Using specialized equipment in a laboratory, sperm are separated from the seminal fluid found in men’s ejaculate – fluid that can impede […]

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My partner has a low sperm count and says he is OK using the sperm of a donor. But I’m not comfortable having a child that is not HIS genetic child. What can we do?

This month’s Ask an Expert question has been answered by our site creator, Dr. Judith Daniluk, a leading researcher and counsellor in the field of women’s sexuality and reproductive health. Learn more about Dr. Daniluk here.  Given that you asked one of our mental health experts to answer this question, I am assuming that you […]

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