Gay Men Choosing Parenthood

Gay Men Choosing Parenthood

An in-depth study of gay parenthood draws on case studies and interviews to explore the various factors that contribute to the changes in gay men's lives who have become parents, explains how these changes will affect the child welfare ...

Author: Gerald P. Mallon

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0231117973

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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An in-depth study of gay parenthood draws on case studies and interviews to explore the various factors that contribute to the changes in gay men's lives who have become parents, explains how these changes will affect the child welfare system, and addresses such issues as community responses to gay fathers and gender politics. Simultaneous.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Gay Men Choosing Parenthood

Gay Men Choosing Parenthood

An in-depth study of gay parenthood draws on case studies and interviews to explore the various factors that contribute to the changes in gay men's lives who have become parents, explains how these changes will affect the child welfare ...

Author: Gerald Mallon

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231117965

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 123

An in-depth study of gay parenthood draws on case studies and interviews to explore the various factors that contribute to the changes in gay men's lives who have become parents, explains how these changes will affect the child welfare system, and addresses such issues as community responses to gay fathers and gender politics. Simultaneous.
Categories: Social Science

Birth Rights and Wrongs

Birth Rights and Wrongs

Sujatha Jesudason & Susannah Baruch, Editorial, Sex Selection: What Role for
Providers, 86 Contraception 597,597 ... Men Approach New Reproductive
Technologies 227 (2000); Gerald P. Mallon, Gay Men Choosing Parenthood 78 (
2004).

Author: Dov Fox

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190675721

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 552

Millions of Americans rely on the likes of birth control, IVF, and genetic testing to make plans as intimate and farreaching as any over a lifetime. This is no less than the medicine of miracles. It fills empty cradles, frees families from terrible disease, and empowers them to fashion their lives on their own terms. But accidents happen. Pharmacists mix up pills. Lab techs misread tests. Obstetricians tell women their healthy fetuses would be stillborn. Political and economic forces conspire against regulation. And judges throw up their hands when professionals foist parenthood on people who didn't want it, or childlessness on those who did. Failed abortions, switched donors, and lost embryos may be first-world problems. But these aren't innocent lapses or harmless errors. They're wrongs in need of rights. This book lifts the curtain on reproductive negligence, gives voice to the lives it upends, and vindicates the interests that advances in medicine and technology bring to full expression. It charts the legal universe of errors that: (1) deprive pregnancy or parenthood of people who set out to pursue them; (2) impose pregnancy or parenthood on those who tried to avoid these roles; or (3) confound efforts to have a child with or without certain genetic traits. This novel architecture forces citizens and courts to rethink the reproductive controversies of our time, and equips us to meet the new challenges-from womb transplants to gene editing-that lie just over the horizon.
Categories: Law

The Advocate

The Advocate

As a feminist, I felt compelled to speak up on the obstacles facing gay and
lesbian couples looking to adopt ['The ... I have actually been quite surprised by
the limited number of gay men I have met who have an interest in being a parent.
Many express a "desire," but few seem to choose parenthood when given a real
option.

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Page: 136

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.
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Designing Babies

Designing Babies

Greenfeld, Dorothy A., and Emre Seli, “Gay Men Choosing Parenthood Through
Assisted Reproduction: Medical and Psychosocial Considerations,” Fertility and
Sterility 95, no. 1 (2011): 225–29. 41. Kalra, S. K., et al., “Infertility Patients and ...

Author: Robert Klitzman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190054472

Category: Genetic engineering

Page: 344

View: 433

Since the first "test tube baby" was born over 40 years ago, In Vitro Fertilization and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) have advanced in extraordinary ways, producing millions of babies. An estimated 20% of American couples use infertility services to help them conceive, and that number is growing. Such technologies permit thousands of people, including gay and lesbian couples and single parents, to have offspring. Couples can now transmit or avoid passing on certain genes to their children, including those for chronic disease and, probably sometime soon, height and eye color as well. Prospective parents routinely choose even the sex of their future child and whether or not to have twins. The possibilities of this rapidly developing technology are astounding-especially in the United States, where the procedures are practically unregulated and a large commercial market for buying and selling human eggs is swiftly growing. New gene-editing technology, known as CRISPR, allows for even more direct manipulation of embryos' genes. As these possibilities are increasingly realized, potential parents, doctors, and policy-makers face complex and critical questions about the use-or possible misuse-of ARTs. Designing Babies confronts these questions, examining the ethical, social, and policy concerns surrounding reproductive technology. Based on in-depth interviews with providers and patients, Robert Klitzman explores how individuals and couples are facing quandaries of whether, when, and how to use ARTs. He articulates the full range of these crucial issues, from the economic pressures patients face to the moral and social challenges they encounter as they make decisions which will profoundly shape the life of their offspring. In doing so, he reveals the broader social and biological implications of controlling genetics, ultimately arguing for closer regulation of procedures which affect the lives of generations to come and the future of our species as a whole.
Categories: Genetic engineering

Gay Fathers

Gay Fathers

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Author: Robert L. Barret

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015050397721

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Categories: Social Science

Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children

Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children

In the next chapter , I examine the research on lesbian and gay parenting in light
of significant questions : How do lesbian and gay parents ' relationships , roles ,
and identities continue to unfold past the ... Gay men choosing parenthood .

Author: Abbie E. Goldberg

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: UOM:39076002875396

Category: Psychology

Page: 233

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"The past several decades have seen increasing controversies over lesbian and gay parenthood. More same-sex couples than ever are becoming parents, building their families while others debate their legal rights pertaining to marriage and parenthood. Against this sociopolitical backdrop, how do same-sex couples transition to parenthood, and what are their experiences as parents? Furthermore, what are the experiences of their children? Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children: Research on the Family Life Cycle provides a comprehensive overview of the research on same-sex parenthood, exploring ways in which lesbian and gay parents resist, accommodate, and transform fundamental notions of gender, parenting, and family. The book takes a family life cycle approach, beginning with research on how same-sex couples meet and build healthy relationships, then describing how and why same-sex couples decide to have children and how they grapple with the changing roles each partner must adopt. Their experiences raising children through young adulthood are explored, including the challenges of interacting with their children's schools and teachers. In the end, the book considers the perspectives of the children themselves-as young adults and adults speak out about their experiences having lesbian or gay parents. Integrating both qualitative and quantitative research, this book incorporates a range of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, sexuality/gender studies, and human development. It also highlights understudied aspects of same-sex parenting, such as termination of couple relationships. With practical recommendations in every chapter, this book is an indispensable resource for those who research lesbian and gay mental health and family issues, as well as those who provide services to lesbian and gay parents and parents-to-be"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Categories: Psychology

Lesbian and Gay Parenting

Lesbian and Gay Parenting

Mallon , G . P . ( 2004 ) Gay Men Choosing Parenthood . New York , Chichester ,
West Sussex : Columbia University Press . McCall , L . ( 2005 ) ' The complexity of
intersectionality ' , Signs 30 ( 3 ) : 1771 - 1800 . McDermott , E . ( 2004 ) ...

Author: Yvette Taylor

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124163432

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 214

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Much current work on lesbian and gay kinship still overlooks the significance of socio-economic status. This book explores the intersections between class and sexuality in lesbians' and gay men's experiences of parenting and the everyday pathways navigated therein, from initial routes into parenting and household divisions of labour, to location preferences, schooling choice and community supports. In a context of international legal changes, this study seeks to situate parents as both sexual and classed subjects, interrogating the relevance of class and sexual (dis)advantages. Frequently lesbian and gay families are positioned at the vanguard of transformations in intimacy while often empirically absent in such declarations: they are misplaced in this dual over-emphasis (as agents of social change) and sidelining (under-investigated when compared to the research on heterosexual families). This book utilizes the concept of social capital, combining a Bourdieusian notion of capital as specifically classed, alongside that evidenced in the 'families of choice' literature. The theoretical opposition of different frameworks of 'social capital' advances class conceptualisations, exploring too the ways that (middle) classed capitals sometimes do not pay off, as a result of occupying non-normative sexualities.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Considering Parenthood

Considering Parenthood

The political nature of the choice to parent is another topic which has prompted
considerable discussion in the last few years . Some lesbian and gay activists
believe that parenting is taking lesbians and gay men out of the movement and ...

Author: Cheri Pies

Publisher: Aunt Lute Books

ISBN: UOM:49015001165829

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 274

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"Because this is a monumental life decision, I offer this workbook as a guide to help you make your way along the path to considering parenthood. With each decision regarding your parenting choices, there is yet another to be made. This workbook can help you make informed, responsible, and honest decisions. There is no expectation that you will choose or not choose to be a parent. There is only the hop that the exercises and text will guide your thinking, present you with many possibilities, and assist you in making choices that feel right to you, the life you have chosen for yourself, and the life you hope to live. -from the Introduction" --Back cover
Categories: Family & Relationships

Lesbian and Gay Foster and Adoptive Parents

Lesbian and Gay Foster and Adoptive Parents

Gay men and lesbians as adoptive parents . Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social
Services , 11 ( 4 ) , 1-21 . Mallon , G. P. ( 2004 ) . Gay men choosing parenthood .
New York : Columbia University Press . Mallon , G. , & Betts , B. ( 2005 ) .

Author: Gerald P. Mallon

Publisher: Child & Family Press

ISBN: PSU:000065252321

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 131

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This book explores the myths and prejudices that influence attitudes towards lesbians and gay men as parents.It also suggests ways that social workers can more effectively support lesbian and gay adopters and foster parents.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Lives of Lesbians Gays and Bisexuals

The Lives of Lesbians  Gays  and Bisexuals

If , on average , each parent has two children , that would place the number of
children of lesbians and gay men at 6 to 8 million . The accuracy of such ...
choosing parenthood ( Martin , 1993 ; Patterson , 1994a , 1994b ; Pies , 1985 ,
1990 ) .

Author: Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015040078191

Category: Social Science

Page: 493

View: 642

This contributed text is for undergraduate or graduate courses in gay, lesbian and bisexual studies and courses on diversity issues taught in a variety of departments. The authors are experts from psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, women's studies, and law. Features: * Developmental focus provides students with a sense of continuity in understanding the life span challenges of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. * Range of topics include perinatal factors in gender identity, issues in sexual childhood identity, perspectives on coming out, ethnic minorities, dating, relationships, families, and law. * Examples from popular culture, interviews, and life histories help students relate to and understand these issues more fully. * Lists of resources, organizations and services, as well as policy recommendations, form a valuable reference guide within the textbook.
Categories: Social Science

Details

Details

fatherhood dossier A STUNNING CONCEPT ple , " says Gerald Mallon , a gay
dad , a profes- Rich Dad , Poor Dad sor of social work at Hunter College , and the
author of Gay Men Choosing Parenthood . “ You So you bought into the hype just
 ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037193091

Category: Arts

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Categories: Arts

The Advocate

The Advocate

But it's not just us talking : I've found it imperative to share this process with the
most important people in my life ... by yourself- sider foster parenting with the
organizato achieve any dream , getting it down on especially not as a gay man . I
don't mean tion's help , which could lead to adoption paper and sharing it with
others is critical you can't be a single mom or dad ; I just if we so choose . to
success .

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ISBN: NWU:35556039059159

Category: AIDS (Disease)

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Categories: AIDS (Disease)

Gay Men Pursuing Parenthood through Surrogacy

Gay Men Pursuing Parenthood through Surrogacy

Gay men choosing parenthood through assisted reproduction: Medical and
psychosocial considerations. Fertility and Sterility, 95(1), 225–29. doi:10.1016/j.
fertnstert.2010.05.053 Gregory, C. (1982). Gifts and commodities. New York:
Academic ...

Author: Dean A. Murphy

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9781742242118

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Dean Murphy analyses how relatedness is enacted in the context of gay men pursuing parenthood and a ‘child of one’s own’ through both domestic and transnational surrogacy arrangements. Drawing on data collected from in-depth interviews with gay men living in Australia and the United States, and news media, the book explores how gay men ‘enact’ parenthood and family life in ways that both challenge and reinforce dominant notions of kinship and masculinity. These men represent an important first generation to access assisted reproductive technologies for this purpose and are part of an increasing proportion of gay men becoming parents outside a (previous) heterosexual relationship. The findings demonstrate that men come to experience parenthood desire largely because of the new narratives and opportunities being made available to them today.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook

The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook

We could find nothing about lesbians or gay men choosing to raise children in a
gay context . Del Martin ... Though the Archives didn ' t have much at that time on
the topic of lesbians choosing parenthood , what little I found there excited me ...

Author: April Martin

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: UOM:49015001443051

Category: Social Science

Page: 395

View: 647

A guide to lesbian and gay parenting by a well-known psychotherapist and lesbian parent covers this sensitive issue from a professional perspective. Original. 20,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
Categories: Social Science

The Geographical Imagination of Annie Proulx

The Geographical Imagination of Annie Proulx

See Kath Weston , Families We Choose : Lesbians , Gays , Kinship . ( New York :
Columbia University Press 1991 ) , Gerald P . Mallon , Gay Men Choosing
Parenthood . ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2004 ) , and Jeffrey Weeks
 ...

Author: Alex Hunt

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210570870

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

View: 966

This edited collection focuses on Annie Proulx's striking attention to geography, place, landscape, and local environments. Contributors consider Proulx's particular landscapes_particularly those of Wyoming, New England, Texas, and Newfoundland_and the issues surrounding the significance of these regions and regionalism in contemporary culture and literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Parenting

Parenting

In a study of gay fathers choosing parenthood , gay fathers reported higher
selfesteem and fewer negative attitudes about homosexuality than did gay men
who elected not to become fathers . 99 There are few other differences between
the ...

Author: Jane B. Brooks

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 0767417976

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 422

View: 938

This text offers a concise, authoritative, and practical introduction to parenting. The focus throughout the book is on parent-child interaction and its application to the guidance and positive growth of children. Special sections of the text discuss the challenges parents face when raising their children in a time of changing social and economic needs. Chapters 10 and 11 discuss the stresses of contemporary life on parents and the supports available for parents and children. Throughout the text, interviews with parents and researchers highlight current research and reinforce the joys and challenges of parenting.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Parenting

Parenting

62 PART ONE Introduction to Parenting is at least three years old . ... A growing
number of lesbian women , however , are choosing parenthood through artificial
insemination , and a smaller number of gay men are becoming adoptive parents
 ...

Author: Carole A. Martin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: WISC:89076089028

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 389

View: 109

This first edition parenting text is the only book on the market that takes an explicit developmental perspective and provides a balanced treatment of research and applications. Both authors are developmental psychologists and therefore utilize research from developmental psychology and provide a strong foundation in actual developmental findings. Other parenting texts are more prescriptive or clinically oriented. This is the only parenting text that features a lifespan perspective including coverage of parenting from infancy through young adulthood, and then addresses grandparenting and other permutations of parenting at the end of the lifespan. This text is perfect for the parenting course found in Human Development, Family Studies, Home Economics, and Developmental Psychology departments.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Gay and Lesbian Parents

Gay and Lesbian Parents

This insightful new work deals with all of the contemporary issues concerning parenting by gay men and lesbians.

Author: Frederick W. Bozett

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275925412

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 247

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This insightful new work deals with all of the contemporary issues concerning parenting by gay men and lesbians. It is designed to broaden readers' thinking on homosexuality and homosexuals in general; to include the dimension of children and parenting within the context of the homosexual family; and to provide specific information about it. The book also includes data on the children of gay and lesbian parents, as well as a discussion of alternative forms of parenthood such as adoptive and foster parenthood, stepparent families, and gay men and lesbians in heterosexual family unions. Because of their special significance, there are separate chapters on legal issues, counseling needs, and social psychological concerns for gays and lesbians considering parenthood.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Comprehensive Clinical Psychology Applications in diverse populations

Comprehensive Clinical Psychology  Applications in diverse populations

sibling , and two grandparents ) , then there are at least 27 million heterosexual
people with a lesbian or gay relative . ... lesbians and gay men are believed
increasingly to be choosing parenthood ( Martin , 1993 ; Patterson , 1994a ,
1994b ...

Author: Alan S. Bellack

Publisher:

ISBN: 0080431488

Category: Clinical psychology

Page: 507

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Categories: Clinical psychology