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Choices About Fertility And Parenthood

A national survey of LGBT Australians


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A recent collaboration between researchers at the Law School and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health, and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University and Swinburne University of Technology has resulted in a new research study that explores the choices made by Australians who identify as LGBT around fertility and pathways to parenthood (or non-parenthood).

Now, researchers are calling out to the LGBT community to participate in the study.

Greater awareness and increasing societal acceptance of LGBT families within Australia over the past 15 years means that parenting within the LGBT communities has become more common.

There have also been a number of significant social, legal, and medical changes that have contributed to the fertility decision-making of LGBT individuals. 

As a response to these changes, this study was conceived. Through it, the researchers hope to increase understanding of the fertility intentions and aspirations of LGBT Australians.

An online survey has been set up to gather information. The survey asks a series of questions about parenting status and intentions, decision-making with respect to pathways to parenthood, what influences these decisions, and sources of information and advice about reproductive pathways.

If you are aged 18 years or over and identify as an LGBT Australian, click here to access the online survey to learn more and participate. 

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