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Parenting desires, parenting intentions, and anticipation of stigma upon parenthood among lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women in Portugal.
J Lesbian Stud. 2019; 23(4):451-463.JL

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto (FPCEUP) , Portugal.Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto (FPCEUP) , Portugal.b Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck University of London , London , UK.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31172881

Citation

Gato, Jorge, et al. "Parenting Desires, Parenting Intentions, and Anticipation of Stigma Upon Parenthood Among Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Women in Portugal." Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 23, no. 4, 2019, pp. 451-463.
Gato J, Leal D, Tasker F. Parenting desires, parenting intentions, and anticipation of stigma upon parenthood among lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women in Portugal. J Lesbian Stud. 2019;23(4):451-463.
Gato, J., Leal, D., & Tasker, F. (2019). Parenting desires, parenting intentions, and anticipation of stigma upon parenthood among lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women in Portugal. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 23(4), 451-463. https://doi.org/10.1080/10894160.2019.1621733
Gato J, Leal D, Tasker F. Parenting Desires, Parenting Intentions, and Anticipation of Stigma Upon Parenthood Among Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Women in Portugal. J Lesbian Stud. 2019;23(4):451-463. PubMed PMID: 31172881.
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