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Conceiving for Homosexuals
lonettemcm posted:
Hi, I am a lesbian and me and my partner are interested in having our own child. We heard about a procedure called haploidization. Is this available? Or something like it?
Joel Bernstien, MD responded:
I am not aware of haploidization as a commonly used, scientifically perfected strategy to conceive.

On the other hand, I take care of MANY lesbian couples. Almost all of them conceive using intrauterine insemination with donor sperm. If both woman in the couple are suitable carriers of a pregnancy, what they do is purchase enough of the sperm up front for multiple pregnancy attempts. One of the partners will conceive and deliver the first time and then the other partner will try the next time. That way both can experience childbearing and both have a child with their genetic makeup. The siblings will be genetically related as well (via the sperm donor).

There are certainly other ways to do this, but this is what my patients have done and seem very happy with the process.

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