And single women? Or should assisted conception only be for infertile women in heterosexual relationships?
Feminism: Sex & gender discussions
Jabiru · 24/03/2023 09:24
An interesting discussion.
I never knew my biological (or any other) father because my mother deliberately excluded him.
I didn’t get a choice and I feel aggrieved.
for this reason I’m pretty against surrogacy in same sex couples. So it’s based on my own experience.
A young gay man that I used to work with asked my opinion on this a few years ago. When I explained, he reported me to my manager for homophobia.
Thankfully my manager (who was also a gay man) took it no further,
CryptoFascistMadameCholet · 25/03/2023 10:31
Bit of a tangent but related in terms of genealogical bewilderment, there seems to be a disproportionate amount of trans identifying kids who were adopted, especially those who have been adopted internationally.
Obvs no one is officially keeping these figures but it’s notable in the parent’s groups.
I assume it’s to do with the difficulties children often experience in relation to identity formation when they are missing a big piece of their history (in the case of international adoption it’s a double whammy of missing genealogical info and missing geographic/cultural info).
not blaming anything on either the adoptive or bio parents, it’s just an unintended (possible/probable) consequence that no one could’ve foreseen but it really should be studied so that it can be mitigated as much as possible in future.
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