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    Children in lesbian-led families: a review

    Tasker, Fiona (1999) Children in lesbian-led families: a review. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 4 (2), pp. 153-166. ISSN 1359-1045.

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    There are an increasing number of children who are being brought up in lesbian- led families. Research on non-clinical samples of children raised in lesbian-led families formed after parental divorce, together with studies of children raised in families planned by a single lesbian mother or lesbian couple, suggest that growing up in a lesbian-led family does not have negative effects on key developmental outcomes. In many ways family life for children growing up in lesbian-led families is similar to that experienced by children in heterosexual families. In other respects there are important distinctions, such as different types of family forms and the impact of social stigma on the family, that may influence how clinicians approach therapeutic work with children in lesbian mother families.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 17:16
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:58


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