Single Motherhood Via Donor-Insemination (DI): Separation, Absence, and Family Creation

Mazor, Aviva
June 2004
Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal;Jun2004, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p199
Academic Journal
The formation of single motherhood by choice via donor-insemination became one of the alternative family structures in recent years. This paper presents the construction of pre-maternal processes, decision-making and the actual preparation for motherhood via a clinical case study. The therapeutic process is developed through mutual co-construction of patient-therapist relationships that implement analytic relational concepts. The absence of the paternal figure generates a unique creation of familial emotional space. The lack of a conceptual, as well as, a clinical body of knowledge leads both therapist and patient to find new boundaries and meaningful bonds for this family structure.


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