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Content Tagged: LGBT Parenthood

Fertility and parenting issues for trans people

Written by our guest contributor, Rachel Epstein,Coordinator, LGBTQ Parenting Network, Sherbourne Health Centre. Options and issues for trans people who want to have children are addressed in the post by Drs. Knudson and Kingsberg. It is important to remember that trans people in general continue to face profound discrimination within institutions, and those who are […]

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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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What are some of the barriers LGBT individuals and couples face in trying to create their families?

Written by our mental health expert, Karen Kranz, Ph.D. The obvious barrier that LGBT individuals and couples face when trying to conceive their children is that they may not have all the genetic materials required within their couple relationships and as such need to seek out other people to provide the genetic materials required to […]

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Same-sex parenting is on the rise

Recent data from Census Canada indicates that the number of same-sex couples has increased by 42.4 percent since 2006. The number of same-sex couples getting married has also tripled between 2006 and 2011. In addition, same-sex parenting is on the rise. According to the American Census Bureau, the percentage of same-sex parents has risen from […]

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