Journal article

Transgender and non-binary Australians' experiences with healthcare professionals in relation to fertility preservation

Clare Bartholomaeus, Damien W Riggs

Culture, Health & Sexuality | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


While transitioning gender historically precluded many transgender people from conceiving (more) children, there is now the option to undertake fertility preservation. However, the uptake of this option to date has been low. In order to extend existing limited research on the topic, this paper draws on responses to a questionnaire survey provided by 409 transgender and non-binary adults in Australia, which explored their experiences related to fertility preservation. The paper specifically focuses on the experiences of 295 participants who responded to open-ended questions about their experiences with, and views of, healthcare professionals in regard to fertility preservation. A thematic ana..

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