Swedish study: Lesbian couples are better parents

Lesbian couple with two kidsBY Washington Blade

Lesbian couples who have families through assisted reproduction with donated sperm are more satisfied with their relationships and have less parental stress than straight couples who use IVF treatment, a new dissertation from Sweden’s Uppsala University finds according to a Health Canal report.

“Same, safe but different: Lesbian couples undergoing sperm donation” studies and compares the quality of the couple’s relationship, mental health and parental stress among lesbian and straight couples who undergo assisted reproduction. Catrin Borneskog, a midwife and doctoral candidate at Uppsala, says the findings are important because assisted reproduction is not available to same-sex couples in many countries, Heath Canal reports.

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