For many gay and lesbian couples, starting a family can be both daunting and joyful. Along with the wonder and richness of raising a family, there may be substantial legal and medical hurdles to face. Legislative changes in Australia which have increasingly recognised the legal standing of same sex couples, including broader access to ART, together with advances in fertility treatment means that there are now more options available for same-sex couples than ever before.
The diversity of ways in which you may form your family might be overwhelming to you, but there are resources and tools available to help you and your partner navigate the many considerations in your family building journey. In the Know can be downloaded here.