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Stigma against polyamory could put families’ health at risk

A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal breaks down how polyamorous families dealt with stigma and challenges associated with giving birth to a child with more than two parents.
Polyamorous families, meaning families with more than two parents, struggled with stigma during the pregnancy and childbirth processes according to a new study.
Polyamorous families, meaning families with more than two parents, struggled with stigma during the pregnancy and childbirth processes according to a new study. (Pexels/)

Starting a family can be a fulfilling endeavor for all sorts of people. Maybe you and someone you love have decided to bring a child into the picture. Perhaps you’re ready to become a parent on your own. Or maybe you have more than one partner, and you’d all like to share the experience of raising a child together.

Polyamory , and those that see themselves as polyamorous essentially either are or want to be in a romantic or sexual relationship with more than one person at the same time. It's not as rare as you might. Despite that this kind of nontraditional relationship is not exactly rare (), the U.S. healthcare system is still set up to treat poly families as an abnormality.

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