Female same-sex couple

Embarking on a rainbow family is a significant challenge, not because two mothers cannot take on the paternal role, but because of the potential pressure society may put on these mothers.
Technological and scientific advancements in Assisted Reproduction have made it possible for many people to achieve their dream of becoming parents, including couples with fertility issues, women who choose to become single mothers, and lesbian couples. The challenge of starting a same – sex couple project is not their ability to assume the paternal role, but in the potential pressure society may place on these mothers.

How can same-sex couples become parents?

A same-sex couple, either two men or two women, may want to become parents. These families can be formed through adoption or, in the case of women, through Assisted Reproduction treatments.

When our specialists are consulted by lesbian couples who wish to become mothers, their main concern is often how their environment will react to this “non-traditional” family, and whether it could have any impact on their future child. Numerous studies have shown that children of same-sex couples do not experience different complications than children of heterosexual families concerning their psychosocial well-being. The psychological development of children depends on their bond with their parents, the emotional availability of the adults, and the social context in which they grow, regardless of their parents’ gender.

Regarding  the parenting of female same-sex couples, studies maintain that the emotional commitment to their children and parenting patterns are similar to those of women who share motherhood with men. Notably, children who grow up in these families tend to have a better-developed tolerance for differences, acceptance of diversity, and a sense of equality concerning the division of household tasks.

In conclusion, children who grow up in these families do not experience developmental disadvantages compared to those who grow up in heterosexual families. In fact, various studies have demonstrated that they have similar self-esteem and social skills, leading the scientific community to conclude that child well-being and development are related to the quality of family life, not the structure of their family.

A same-sex couple, either two men or two women, may want to become parents. These families can be formed through adoption or, in the case of women, through Assisted Reproduction treatments.

When our specialists are consulted by lesbian couples who wish to become mothers, their main concern is often how their environment will react to this “non-traditional” family, and whether it could have any impact on their future child. Numerous studies have shown that children of same-sex couples do not experience different complications than children of heterosexual families concerning their psychosocial well-being.

 

 The psychological development of children depends on their bond with their parents, the emotional availability of the adults, and the social context in which they grow, regardless of their parents’ gender.

Regarding  the parenting of female same-sex couples, studies maintain that the emotional commitment to their children and parenting patterns are similar to those of women who share motherhood with men. Notably, children who grow up in these families tend to have a better-developed tolerance for differences, acceptance of diversity, and a sense of equality concerning the division of household tasks.

 

In conclusion, children who grow up in these families do not experience developmental disadvantages compared to those who grow up in heterosexual families. In fact, various studies have demonstrated that they have similar self-esteem and social skills, leading the scientific community to conclude that child well-being and development are related to the quality of family life, not the structure of their family.

What services do we offer?

At WeFIV, we have a team of professionals who specialize in Assisted Reproduction and the latest technology to provide everyone with the opportunity to start a family. Each couple and patient who consults with our doctors receives personalized and comprehensive care to determine the treatment that best suits their conditions and needs.

In particular, female couples seek Assisted Reproduction treatments not because of infertility issues, but because they require a sperm donor to achieve pregnancy. Their treatment options include:

Intrauterine Insemination

A low-complexity treatment aimed at increasing the chances of pregnancy by introducing pre-selected sperm into the woman’s uterine cavity, a few minutes before ovulation.

In Vitro Fertilization

A high-complexity treatment in which fertilization occurs outside the woman’s body, in a laboratory. The union of the two gametes (male and female) takes place in an artificial environment, but the process itself is natural. The sperm is placed around the egg, which is naturally penetrated by one of the sperm.

ROPA Method

For couples where both women want to have a biological connection to the child, WeFIV offers a specific technique called the ROPA Method (Reception of Oocytes from the Partner). This involves both women actively sharing the In Vitro Fertilization process, with one woman contributing the egg and the other carrying the pregnancy.

Intrauterine Insemination

A low-complexity treatment aimed at increasing the chances of pregnancy by introducing pre-selected sperm into the woman’s uterine cavity, a few minutes before ovulation.

In Vitro Fertilization

A high-complexity treatment in which fertilization occurs outside the woman’s body, in a laboratory. The union of the two gametes (male and female) takes place in an artificial environment, but the process itself is natural. The sperm is placed around the egg, which is naturally penetrated by one of the sperm.

ROPA Method

For couples where both women want to have a biological connection to the child, WeFIV offers a specific technique called the ROPA Method (Reception of Oocytes from the Partner). This involves both women actively sharing the In Vitro Fertilization process, with one woman contributing the egg and the other carrying the pregnancy.

Making the Decision

The decision to become a mother is often influenced by social, emotional, and economic factors. Deciding to bring a child into the world can be overwhelming, mainly due to the responsibilities involved, regardless of the family model the patients are starting (conventional, single-parent or same-sex). However, those who break from the traditional family mold often have greater concerns, fearing the reaction of their close relationships and society in general.
In addition to this, female couples who wish to experience motherhood not only have to decide whether to undergo the procedures involved but also must determine which of them will carry the pregnancy and provide the egg (in some cases, the same woman fulfills both roles, while in others, they use the ROPA Method). It is essential to consult with professionals specialized in Assisted Reproduction and Reproductive Psychology. In this way, and with an integrated approach, we pursue the treatment and techniques that best suit the couple’s needs.

If you have any questions or concerns about undergoing Assisted Reproduction treatment, please schedule an appointment with our professionals who can guide you and provide the most relevant information for making a joint decision.

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