May 27, 2004


Reuters reports:

Using artificial insemination to get pregnant, lesbians are four times more likely to have children than gay men.

(Via Opinion Journal)

Posted by Tim Blair at May 27, 2004 03:00 PM

So let me get this straight, no matter how enthusiatically gay men get inseminated they still have only a quarter the chance that a lesbian has of ending up pregnant.

I don't why - but that 25% figure just seems way too high to me. Call it a hunch, call it a guess, call it unreasoned prejudice - it just seems high to me.

Posted by: Russell at May 27, 2004 at 03:20 PM

That's the way the nookie stumbles.

Posted by: gnotalex at May 27, 2004 at 03:29 PM

Was the article written by that German couple who didn't know they had to have sex to conceive?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 27, 2004 at 03:42 PM

Aaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!!! Eeeeeuuuuuwwwww!!!

Posted by: Kate at May 27, 2004 at 03:54 PM

What a gyp- I want the baby bonus to blow on scratchies and smokes; to think I've been doing all those exercises to strengthen my pelvic floor for naught.

Posted by: Habib at May 27, 2004 at 04:06 PM

That, my friends, is what we call a Wandering Clause. What qualifications do you need to work for Reuters, again?

Russell - I think it's too high as well, but for another reason. Currently I'm sojourning in fertility clinic waiting rooms oh, every week or so, and I have yet to see a gay male couple there - quite a few lesbians, yes, but no men. So my guess is that they're just not requesting the procedure, which accounts for their low childbearing rate ;).

Posted by: Sonetka at May 27, 2004 at 04:13 PM

Yeah, I'm sure all those gay blokes out there would just jump at the opportunity to get morning sickness, labour pains, stretch marks, etc...

Posted by: TimT at May 27, 2004 at 04:25 PM

Well, that's clear enough: without IVF, women would , at most, have a mere 2 times the chance of any man getting pregnant,possibly even only the same chance or, worse, even less.

Women 1:4 cance

Men 100 conception rate.

Great, that's it, the greatest secret in human history betrayed: right, who's the louse. Well, nothing will induce me to produce a child, not even nanny state bribes or coercion, never, never, never! I defy all femmo-nazis, Bob Brown and his bum mate Peter Garrett, Spring St Spivs, John Kerry that little Ho Chi Minh bum boy.

Posted by: d at May 27, 2004 at 04:30 PM

Well, Sonetka, you didn't see my pal Brad and I then. Honey, I've been having the shots,and we've been doing the pre-natal classes together, for months now. Honestly,I'm so frustrated! I didn't attempt to hide my feelings from that cute Dr Goldberg down there at the clinic. You probably saw me when I was throwing a tanty. Well can you blame me? I mean all those hairy lezzos sitting around in their leather chaps and looking bigger and more butch than Shane Webcke, getting pregnant and here's petite little me, still childless. I could scream!

Posted by: narkynark at May 27, 2004 at 04:33 PM

Watch for a gay class-action suit against the makers of turkey basters.

Posted by: CurrencyLad at May 27, 2004 at 04:51 PM

Four times as likely as zero is zero.

Posted by: perfectsense at May 27, 2004 at 05:14 PM

Lesbians that want children can go and get fucked

Posted by: Monco at May 27, 2004 at 06:13 PM


Posted by: RhikoR at May 27, 2004 at 06:23 PM

Judith: Here! I've got an idea. Suppose you agree that he can't actually have babies, not having a womb, which is nobody's fault, not even the Romans', but that he can have the *right* to have babies.
Francis: Good idea, Judith. We shall fight the oppressors for your right to have babies, brother. Sister, sorry.
Reg: What's the *point*?
Francis: What?
Reg: What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies, when he can't have babies?
Francis: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression.
Reg: It's symbolic of his struggle against reality.

Posted by: monkeyboy at May 27, 2004 at 11:14 PM

I was wondering how long it would take for "Life of Brian" to show up..

Posted by: John Nowak at May 28, 2004 at 12:23 AM

I love it when I start the day off with a good guffaw. Thanks, guys!

Posted by: Rebecca at May 28, 2004 at 02:09 AM

Nah, I think yall are reading it wrong:

"Using artificial insemination to get pregnant, lesbians are four times more likely to have children than [to have] gay men."

Now this is reasonable. What would you expect to see come out at the delivery room, a child or a grown-up gay man? In fact, I think it's also very unlikely, even though she is a dike, for a woman to have a delivery of a full-grown Subaru-driving, Indigo-girls-listening, lesbian. Not bloody likely, as they say down there - probably less than 25%.

Posted by: Jimmy Antley at May 28, 2004 at 04:08 AM

Reminds me of a couple of old jokes:

1. Through the wonders of modern medical science, two homosexual men had a baby. They were standing at the window to the hospital nursery, kissing and waving at their son, lying among all the other newborns. "See our baby? He's such a special baby!" "See him smile? He is such a special baby!" One of the other new fathers looked, and indeed, he saw one baby smiling broadly, in the midst of all the others crying or sleeping. "See our special baby? He is SO special!" The proud fathers left. The man asked a passing nurse what the deal was with the "special" kid, why he was constantly wearing such a big grin. "Well, we're not sure", replied the nurse, "but he does fine as long as we don't pull the pacifier out of his a**."

2. Hear about the two gays having a kid? He was a shi**y little bastard!

Posted by: Darrell at May 28, 2004 at 11:59 AM

Did you hear the one about the gay guy who voted republican? He never did again.

Posted by: Miranda Divide at May 29, 2004 at 10:08 AM

Did you hear the one about the blogtroll calling itself Miranda Divide?

That's it, really.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 30, 2004 at 03:36 AM

God! I have a major lung infection of some sort, and all this laughing has injured me.

Posted by: Old Whig at May 30, 2004 at 02:57 PM