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- Lesbian parenting: issues, strengths and challenges
- McNair, Ruth; Dempsey, Deborah; Wise, Sarah; Perlesz, Amaryll
- The Lesbian and Gay Families Project is a new study of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and intersex families. This article focuses on aspects of the data collected from 136 women participants living in Victoria. The issues explored included family formation and methods of conception; reasons for choosing such methods; family structure including roles and responsibilities of the biological and non biological mothers and the biological father; levels of social and professional support; and an exploration of the self perceived strengths of and challenges for lesbian led families. Key findings are presented in each of these areas.
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- Journal article
- Family Matters, Vol. 63, no. Spring/Summer (2002), pp. 40-49
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- Australia; Bisexuality; Families; Homosexuality; Intersex; LGBT communities; Lesbian and Gay Families Project; Lesbian parents; Same-sex attracted people; Sexual orientation; Sexuality; Well-being
- Australian Institute of Family Studies
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- Copyright © 2002 Commonwealth of Australia. Published version of this paper reproduced with the kind permission of the publisher.
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