“It wasn’t ‘let’s get pregnant and go do it'”: Decision making in lesbian couples planning motherhood via donor insemination

“It wasn’t ‘let’s get pregnant and go do it'”: Decision making in lesbian couples planning motherhood via donor insemination

This research examines the decision making process for lesbians using DI and the institutional, societal and personal support mechanisms and barriers that influence this process.

Author: J.M. Chabot , B.D. Ames Source: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0197-6664 Website: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0197-6664 Journal: Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Sciences Journal Details: Vol: 53, pages 348 - 356 Origin Country: United States of America Publish Date: 2004 Publication City: Minneapolis, MN Languages: .Resource Type: , .Target Audiences: , , , . Last Modified: 2014-10-07

This research examines the decision making process for lesbians using DI and the institutional, societal and personal support mechanisms and barriers that influence this process. Participants discussed reconciling being a mother with being a lesbian, finding and valuing the support received through groups for lesbian mothers, deciding on the method of becoming a parent, concerns about legal rights of donor and non-biological mother, who would be the biological mother, choosing the donor, determining names for each mother and negotiating heterosexism.