However, it also is important to note that the participants of this study were from the Netherlands, and given the unique demographic, legal, and social statuses of sexual minority people in the Netherlands, the easiest way for gay men to become fathers is to enter such a kinship arrangement which also highlights the significance of considering cultural contexts when examining the involvement of different-sex adults in families headed by same-sex coparents.
The role of sexual behavior in the identification process of gay and bisexual males. By interviewing same-sex female couples who became parents via alternative insemination, Goldberg and colleagues identified several behavioral strategies they used to counterbalance their biological inequity in relation to the child ren Goldberg et al.
When families are able to redefine a stressful situation and give it positive meanings e. Social Casework. For our analyses, we focused on whether youths reported any sexual activity i. Twelve participants were between and years-old, seven were between and years-old, two were between and years-old, and one participant was years-old.
Coparenting among lesbian and gay couples. Family stress management. Social change: With respect to cultural and original nature.
Permanent personhood or meaningful decline? I had tried everything. Clearly, the consistency and change documented by these various research studies must now be understood.
The minimum age reported across these various behaviors was used as the age when the youths first had any sex with the same sex and the age when they first had any sex with the other sex. Decision Editor: Barbara J. However, it had sufficient power to detect a medium effect and it was much larger than past research studies on changes in sexual identity e.