There are many different types of parents raising children in society. There are mothers and fathers, two fathers, two mothers, a single mother, a single father, and the list goes on, raising children.

These families, for the most part, are accepted and deemed suited to raise a family.

However, there is a debate whether transsexual couples who wish to become parents through in-vitro are suited to do so. Those who oppose it question whether “social change and medical technology” should intertwine, according to the article. They fear that they might not be psychologically/emotionally ready.

But what makes a person “fit” to be a parent? Families come in different forms, with different types of affection, commonalities and bonds. There are differences because there is no ONE family that is the same.

Transsexual individuals have just as much of a right to have children as any other individual.  The fact that they underwent a surgery to become a different sex than the one they were born as, has little (if anything) to do with the fact they want to be parents.  It does not correlate to how they will treat a child. It only relates to the fact that he/she do not identify with their birth sex.

So who is to say that transsexual individuals cannot have children? They are people, with just as much love, care and affection, and they have every right to become parents. Even if they need a little assistance to do it.


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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