Contextual Factors Associated with Childbearing Decisions among Lesbian Couples Planning a Family
Référence bibliographique 
Leblond de Brumath, Amélie et Julien, Danielle. 2012. «Contextual Factors Associated with Childbearing Decisions among Lesbian Couples Planning a Family». Dans Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium , sous la dir. de Todd G. Morrison, Morrison, Melanie A., Carrigan, Mark A. et McDermott, Daragh T., p. 45-65. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Intentions : «Family planning entails decisions unique to lesbian couples because, unless they decide to use adoption, partners must choose which one of the two will birth the child, which may determine partners’ distinct legal linkages to the child. Moreover lesbian couples have to choose between an anonymous (AD) or a known (KD) donor, which may determine different legal ties between the non-birth mother and the child. This study […] examines the individual, conjugal, and social network factors associated with these decisions». (p. 45)
Échantillon/Matériau : «Twenty-five French-speaking lesbian couple (50 partners) from Montreal were recruited […] Overall, 56% of the couples had chosen an AD; the remaining couples had opted for a KD. Participants were Caucasian (82%) and second generation immigrants (18%).» (p. 49)
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique Analyse de contenu
«Our analyses showed that, compared to prospective non-birth mothers or comothers (PCoM), prospective birthmothers (PBM) were more likely to report maternal play and family projections in their childhood, and they expected to be more involved in childrearing tasks after birth. All couple aspired to equal parental roles after childbirth but foresaw having specialised childcare roles. Relative to PCoMs, PBMs accorded less value to their professional role, were less likely to report conjugal motivation to have a child, and less likely to report friends’ negative reactions to their family plan. Relative to couples using an AD, couples using a KD reported higher levels of stress during the assisted procreation process, and they showed higher levels of psychological distress.» (p. 45)