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Transgender-Parent Families

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While there is a burgeoning literature on same-sex parent households and families, research on transgender-parent households and families remains relatively incipient. In this chapter, we draw upon the existing empirical and family theoretical literatures to present an overview of how transgender people and their partners form families (including a focus on medically assisted reproductive technologies); the demographics of transgender-parent families in existing studies; social perception and discrimination faced by transgender-parent families; forms and importance of “coming-out” processes within transgender-parent families; family functioning (including marriage, divorce, and child outcomes) in transgender-parent families; the incorporation of transgender-parent families within existing theories of the family; strengths of this particular family form and its members; and interactions between transgender-parent families and clinicians. We conclude with a discussion of the limitations of existing research on transgender-parent families and offer considerations for potentially fruitful areas of future research.

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Correspondence to Carla A. Pfeffer .

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Pfeffer, C.A., Jones, K.B. (2020). Transgender-Parent Families. In: Goldberg, A.E., Allen, K.R. (eds) LGBTQ-Parent Families. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35610-1_12

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