Journal article

Parent Perspectives on Child Health and Wellbeing in Same-Sex Families: Heteronormative Conflict and Resilience Building

Simon Robert Crouch, Ruth McNair, Elizabeth Waters

JOURNAL OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES | SPRINGER | Published : 2017

Abstract

Measurable aspects of child health and wellbeing for children in same-sex parented families show that these children develop well, overall. Increasingly however, it is understood that stigma can have a negative impact on their health within a same sex family context. The aim of this study is to understand how child health in same-sex parented families is constructed by same-sex attracted parents and what this teaches us about the impact of stigma on child health in this context. Families from across Australia were sampled from a larger study of child health and wellbeing. We used family interviews, which took place between January and August 2013. Thematic analysis was used to identify theme..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by an Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (grant number APP1038716).