This book examines, through a multi-disciplinary lens, the
possibilities offered by relationships and family forms that
challenge the nuclear family ideal, and some of the arguments that
recommend or disqualify these as legitimate units in our
societies.That children should be conceived naturally, born to and
raised by their two young, heterosexual, married to each other,
genetic parents; that this relationship between parents is also the
ideal relationship between romantic or sexual partners; and that
romance and sexual intimacy ought to be at the core of our closest
personal relationships - all these elements converge towards the
ideal of the nuclear family. The authors consider a range of
relationship and family structures that depart from this ideal:
polyamory and polygamy, single and polyparenting, parenting by gay
and lesbian couples, as well as families created through assisted
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||Science Ethics and Society
• Sarah Chan
(Research Fellow in Bioethics and Law)
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