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Content Tagged: LGBT Parenthood

Good news for children from lesbian and gay families

Contrary to commonly expressed fears and concerns about the problems experienced by children of same-sex parents, findings of a new study indicate that these children experience higher levels of general health and family cohesion than those from traditional families. The study was conducted at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Researchers surveyed 315 same-sex parents […]

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Leaving my relationship for a chance at motherhood

My name is Rachel. Wendy and I met when we were in our late 20s and moved in together when we were in our early 30s. We had the “kid” talk before we moved in. At that point, we were both fairly certain that we didn’t want children. Most of our friends didn’t have kids, […]

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I’m a transman that has been on testosterone for 3 years. Where do I start if I want to extract, fertilize, and freeze my eggs so that my girlfriend can carry our child in approximately 5 years? Approximately how long will I have to be off testosterone/ take other hormones to get the specimens needed for later?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada.  There are a number of issues that need to be addressed in your question, so I will break it down into parts. There are some unknowns about you (such as your and your partner’s ages, and the […]

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Baby girl the first to have three legal parents on birth certificate

Della Wolf has become the first baby in British Columbia, Canada to have three parents listed on her birth certificate. BC’s new Family Law Act came into effect in March 2013 and aims to clarify who is a parent and who isn’t, as more families and individuals use assisted reproduction to have children. According to […]

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