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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 refer to IVF clinics, where they can receive treatment using a sperm donor and fulfill 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.