The national lesbian family study: 1. interviews with prospective mothers.


Journal Article

This first report from a longitudinal study of 84 lesbian families, 70 of which include a co-mother as well as a birthmother whose child was conceived by donor insemination, presents interview data on parental relationships, social supports, pregnancy motives and preferences, stigmatization concerns, and coping strategies. Methodological limitations of studying this special population are noted, and plans for follow-up interviews over the course of 25 years are outlined.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gartrell, N; Hamilton, J; Banks, A; Mosbacher, D; Reed, N; Sparks, CH; Bishop, H

Published Date

  • April 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 272 - 281

PubMed ID

  • 9173805

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9173805

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-0025

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9432

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/h0080178


  • eng