Many Italian gay and lesbian individuals have the desire to become parents, despite the fact that they still face barriers due to the low acceptance of same-sex parenthood. This study investigates the desire and motivation of same-sex couples to have children. The sample consists of 31 same-sex couples (17 lesbian couples and 14 gay male couples) and 31 heterosexual couples. All the participants were childless at the time of the study and had been involved in their current relationship for at least two years. We used the Parenthood Motivation List (PML) to assess motivations underlying the desire to have children. The results showed that both groups wanted to have children and considered the same motivations to be important for parenthood. We discovered that happiness, well-being, and parenthood were important for same-sex parenthood, while social control was considered less important. In addition, gay men and lesbians had lower scores for well-being and identity.

Santona, A., Vecchi, A., Gorla, L., & Tognasso, G. (2021). Parenthood Desire in Italian Homosexual Couples. JOURNAL OF FAMILY ISSUES [10.1177/0192513X21999691].

Parenthood Desire in Italian Homosexual Couples

Santona A.;Gorla L.;Tognasso G.
2021

Abstract

Many Italian gay and lesbian individuals have the desire to become parents, despite the fact that they still face barriers due to the low acceptance of same-sex parenthood. This study investigates the desire and motivation of same-sex couples to have children. The sample consists of 31 same-sex couples (17 lesbian couples and 14 gay male couples) and 31 heterosexual couples. All the participants were childless at the time of the study and had been involved in their current relationship for at least two years. We used the Parenthood Motivation List (PML) to assess motivations underlying the desire to have children. The results showed that both groups wanted to have children and considered the same motivations to be important for parenthood. We discovered that happiness, well-being, and parenthood were important for same-sex parenthood, while social control was considered less important. In addition, gay men and lesbians had lower scores for well-being and identity.
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desire; Homosexuality; LGBT; motivations; parenthood; same-sex couples; same-sex parenthood;
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Santona, A., Vecchi, A., Gorla, L., & Tognasso, G. (2021). Parenthood Desire in Italian Homosexual Couples. JOURNAL OF FAMILY ISSUES [10.1177/0192513X21999691].
Santona, A; Vecchi, A; Gorla, L; Tognasso, G
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