publication . Article . 2017

Transition to Parenthood and Quality of Parenting among Gay, Lesbian and Heterosexual Couples Who Conceived through Assisted Reproduction

Bérengère Rubio; Olivier Vecho; Martine Gross; Loes van Rijn-van Gelderen; Henny Bos; Kate Ellis-Davies; Alice Winstanley; Susan Golombok; Michael E. Lamb;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Dec 2017
Abstract
Little research has focused on the emotions felt during pregnancy and early parenthood as well as the initial quality of parenting displayed by first-time parents who conceived using assisted reproduction technologies (surrogacy, donor insemination, and in vitro fertilization). Research on primary and secondary caregivers in gay, lesbian, and heterosexual families is especially sparse. The current study examined 35 gay-father families, 58 lesbian-mother families and 41 heterosexual-parent families with their infants. Families were assessed at home when their infants were 4 months old (±14 days), and each parent participated in an audio-recorded standardized semi...
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Medical Subject Headings: reproductive and urinary physiology
free text keywords: [No keyword], [SCCO.PSYC]Cognitive science/Psychology, [SDV.NEU.PC]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Neurons and Cognition [q-bio.NC]/Psychology and behavior, [SHS.PSY]Humanities and Social Sciences/Psychology, [ SHS.SOCIO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology, Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
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