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Men Having Babies Research Article Library

MHB is collaborating with researchers worldwide to encourage and support research to contribute to our understanding of surrogacy and gay parenting. In addition, the effective dissemination of research findings is of vital importance. Below you will find a library of exiting academic studies and reviews. They have been assembled for the most part by the International Surrogacy Research Group led by Dr. Nicola Carone of the University of Pavia, Italy. Also assisting in the effort are Dr. Henny Bos (University of Amsterdam), Dr. Ellen Lorenceau (University Paris Diderot, CRPMS), Dr. Luis Moya-Albiol (Universitat de València), Dr. Loes van Rijn - van Gelderen (University of Amsterdam), and Dr. Mary Riddle (The Pennsylvania State University).

Please feel free to send us suggestions for additional studies to include in the library.

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The Desire for Parenthood: Gay Men Choosing to Become Parents Through Surrogacy

I explore how gay men understand their desire to have children and what frames their parenthood experiences. Most of the men in this study did not develop a “procreative consciousness” as a result of sexual and fertility-related events. The majority also initially accepted the notion that homosexuality was synonymous with childlessness. Awareness of the possibilities for parenthood emerged over time through the promotional activities of surrogacy agencies, through media, peers, and relationship partners. Additionally, men played with the symbols of kinship to negotiate and obscure biogenetic paternity.

Categories: EXPERIENCES OF SURROGACY GAY FATHERS' DECISIONS OVER GENETIC PARENTHOOD
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Gay men choosing parenthood through assisted reproduction: medical and psychosocial considerations

OBJECTIVE:

To medically and psychologically assess gay men seeking parenthood through assisted reproduction and to provide guidelines for the assessment.

RESULT(S):

The average age of men was 38.4 years. All couples were in a committed relationship and had been together for an average 6.4 years. All met medical and psychological criteria for acceptance.

CONCLUSION(S):

Gay men increasingly choose fatherhood through assisted reproduction. Counseling these couples on the medical and emotional demands of in vitro fertilization with a gestational carrier and an oocyte donor is a vital component of pretreatment preparation.

Categories: EXPERIENCES OF SURROGACY GAY FATHERS' DECISIONS OVER GENETIC PARENTHOOD
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