"I'll soon be 40 with a good career but no husband. I want to have a baby, but I don't know how my parents and friends handle the news about a baby from the test tube." "I have a son from my old marriage, and I want to have a second baby using insemination, but how can I explain to my children why one of them does have a dad and the other one does not." Such phrases can often be heard at the first visit to the physician/fertility specialist.
Even in today's world that is far more liberal than it was a half-century ago, same-sex couples are withstanding enormous social pressure. And if the rights of the two women to live together and intertwine their destinies are more or less recognised, their right to give birth and raise their children is still a matter of heated debate.
Man's infertility is the cause of more than half of the cases of childlessness in a couple. If the long-term treatment of the male does not yield results, and the age of the woman has reached the 35-year limit, the couple will inevitably have to choose: either to adopt a child or undergo a fertilisation programme with donor's sperm and give birth to their own biological baby. The second option seems to be better because a woman is healthy and can give birth on her own.
Last week the Latvian
media sources discussed the news about the baby with the three genetic parents. Europe took this
challenge in early 2015, after a law allowing the use of biological material
from three people in the process of fertilisation was passed in the UK
Soon the first ever cryobank for ovarium tissue storage in Latvia is going to be created in MAMA Riga Fertility Clinic. That structure suggests that ovarium tissue samples are taken, freezed and being stored for the future transplantation needs. Cryobank for ovarium tissue storage provides a possibility for women to preserve and restore their own reproductive functions after intensive treatment of oncologic diseases.