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    Parenting desires, parenting intentions, and anticipation of stigma upon parenthood among lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual women in Portugal

    Gato, J. and Leal, D. and Tasker, Fiona (2019) Parenting desires, parenting intentions, and anticipation of stigma upon parenthood among lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual women in Portugal. Journal of Lesbian Studies , ISSN 1089-4160. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    We explored parenting desires, parenting intentions, and anticipation of stigma upon parenthood in a sample of 257 self-identified lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual childfree women in Portugal. No differences between the groups were observed concerning parenting desires. However, lesbian and bisexual women reported lower intentions to have children than their heterosexual counterparts. Although lesbian women considered themselves to have a higher chance of being victims of social stigma as mothers, this was not associated with their parenting desires. Furthermore, younger lesbian women intended to have children to a greater extent than did older lesbian women; relational status did not relate to lesbian women’s parenting intentions, desires, or anticipation of stigma. Overall, this study contributes to knowledge about family formation processes among Portuguese women diverse in sexual identity.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): parenting desires, parenting intentions, stigma, lesbian women
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of
    Depositing User: Fiona Tasker
    Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 07:19
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 18:41
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/27732

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