ACCESS to reproduction for LBP women and QTNB people

To start a family, most lesbian, bisexual and pansexual (LBP) women and queer, trans and non-binary (QTNB) people need genetic material from third party. However, medically-assisted reproduction (MAP) services are often poorly adapted to their needs, as they are generally designed for heterosexual couples and people who have not made a gender transition. At the same time, many LBP women and QTNB people turn to socio-numerical networks (e.g. Facebook groups) to seek sperm donation, and thus attempt to start a family outside the medical network.

This project aims to document, from an intersectional perspective, the experiences of LBP women and QTNB people in accessing PMA services or seeking sperm donation through socio-numerical networks. It will enable the development of tools (videos, summary sheets, practice guides) to improve services for these populations and better support the people concerned.

Funded by the Secrétariat à la condition féminine, this project is being carried out, in partnership with real-life experts, by principal investigator Isabel Côté (UQO) and co-researchers Kévin Lavoie (Ulaval), Mona Greenbaum (Coalition des familles LGBT+), Marianne Chbat (Clinique Mauve) and Claudia Fournier (UQO).

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