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. Such heated disputes bury all information about the methods of modern medicine that can actually help same-sex couples in giving birth to their children. And sometimes, very little attention has been paid to the issue of reproductive problems encountered in women with non-traditional sexual orientation and how to combat them. These important questions are answered by the Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Obstetrician\Gynaecologist, Head Physician of the Reproductive Clinic MAMA RĪGA, Victoria Zaletova:
There is a disseminated myth in society stating that lesbians don't want to have babies, but that's entirely not the case. We are very often contacted by homosexual female couples who dream of a child and are happy to become a normal, full-fledged family. We believe that, regardless of their sexual orientation, as well as regardless of their colour, religious confession and social status, any woman who wishes to be a mother has the right to do so. The world would be much better if we had fewer people who judge others and more people willing to help each other. The experienced specialists of MAMA RĪGA Clinic help non-traditional families to become mothers of the long-awaited baby with a discreet and high degree of professionalism.
It is common for lesbian couples to use reproductive technologies, such as insemination or in vitro fertilisation (IVF) using donor's sperm. The first technique is used when the woman's age does not exceed 35 years, and she is healthy and has no problems with natural fertilisation. In turn, IVF is advised to older patients and women with certain health problems (e.g., obstruction of fallopian tubes).
The problems that same-sex couples have to face in trying to become parents are rarely spoken. In the meantime, for example, the risk of undiagnosed infertility among homosexual women is couple times higher than among heterosexuals. The truth is that sterility is diagnosed when the pregnancy does not occur after a year of attempts. But in the case of the family of two women, it is impossible to find out. Therefore, we offer an extensive primary checkup for women in same-sex couples to maximise the chance of a successful pregnancy from the first attempt. MAMA RĪGA Clinic accepts patients from any country. You can arrange a visit by calling us at +371 66 900 400, WhatsApp or by writing to the e-mail address [email protected]
Chief physician, obstetrician-gynecologist, fertility specialist, ESHRE member
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