Psychosocial Aspects of Infertility
Solo mothers: single women or lesbians who wish to have a child. What are the psychosocial aspects?
Research suggests that the ticking of the biological clock, social pressure, lack of partners, professional careers as well as women waiting to have babies at later stages in their lives, seem to be the main reasons why two thirds of single women opt for a pregnancy by sperm donor.
Nowadays, single women must face all these realities, and are confronted with the difficult decision of whether to have a child now, to wait for the right partner, or simply not to have a child.
Difference in the quality of parenting: two mothers!
Not having a father figure to look up to in one's life is somewhat difficult to explain and accept, how does one deal with the fact that he has two mothers as parents? Artificial insemination has opened doors for a lot of lesbian women who wish to have a child with their partners, but has it made it more difficult to the children brought up in such an environment?
For some kids, growing up without a father figure might be difficult to take, and these children might consider themselves different from other kids at school. When society pressures them to believe that the normal family path is to have two "different" parenting figures (a mother and a father), how does a child who has no father or who simply doesn't know him deals with that fact?
It is not clear how those children react to the knowledge of their conception and whether or not the absence of a father affects their psychological development as they grow up. This website is still under development but we plan address controversial issues like this one and enumerate the positive and negative points involved.