Researching for LGBTQ Health

Regulating the Boundaries of Motherhood: A Study of Trans Women’s Experiences in Relationship to Motherhood

In 2010, our team collaborated with the LGBTQ2S+ Parenting Network at the Sherbourne Health Centre on a research project about the experiences of trans parents: Transforming Family. In this study, some trans women shared with us that even though they were both a woman and a parent, they felt excluded from claiming to be a mother. With the Regulating the Boundaries of Motherhood study, we are following up on these stories to ask trans women who are parents to tell us more about their inclusion in, or exclusion from, motherhood.


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This project is funded by the Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health and is supported with resources from the Re: searching for LGBT Health team at CAMH.

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