Senior Project Advisor
Transmasculine; Nonbinary; Transgender; Labour and Delivery; Birth; Queer Parenthood
This research developed as a qualitative analysis of the experiences of queer individuals who have given birth in Washington State. Until recently, there has been little literature documenting the pregnancy and birth experience of transmasculine and nonbinary individuals, making this a unique project. Pregnancy and Birth are highly feminized and associated with womanhood, leaving pregnant people who do not fall under those designations marginalized. This study utilized grounded theory to analyze interviews to gain insight into the themes that emerged from the experiences of two queer individuals and how their experiences could have better affirmed their identities. The result of this is advocating for greater education and awareness around the care for transmasculine and nonbinary birthing individuals using perceived control theory to ensure greater satisfaction with birth outcomes and experiences.
Millard, Caitlin Laura Jessica, "Queering The Birth Experience: Documenting Queer Individuals' Labor & Delivery Experiences" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 584.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Birth customs; Male pregnancy; Female-to-male transsexuals; Sexual minority women; Sexual minority parents; Sexual minorities--Identity
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