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Single – unmarried parents & same sex couples 

A 1976 survey reported that only in the USA almost 300.000 to 500.000 homosexual biological parents existed. In 1990 it was estimated that around 8 to 10 million children are being raised by homosexual parents.

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same sexMoreover, a high number of unmarried women refers to IVF clinics, where they can receive treatment using sperm donor and fulfil their dream of becoming mothers.

Due to serious ethical concerns regarding single mothers and same sex couples (.pdf file), there is a wide variation in legislation between countries on whether assisted reproduction treatment is allowed or not.