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Family communication about the donor conception: a multi-perspective qualitative study with lesbian parents and their children

Hanna Van Parys (UGent) , Veerle Provoost (UGent) , Elia Wyverkens (UGent) , Petra De Sutter (UGent) , Guido Pennings (UGent) and Ann Buysse (UGent)
(2016) QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH. 26(14). p.1998-2008
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In literature, disclosure of donor conception in lesbian families has been considered an obvious and straightforward event. However, little is known about the ways in which donor conception is discussed in planned lesbian co-mother families. This study focuses on the process of parent-child communication about the donor conception on a within-family level. Six families, including 7 children and 12 parents, were interviewed about their family communication with regard to donor conception. A dyadic interview analysis revealed that family members managed the space taken up by the topic of donor conception in their daily conversations. Within these conversations, they also took care of each other and of their family relationships. In addition, children had an active position in the co-construction of the donor conception narrative. Linking these findings to the concepts of relational management and functionality of donor conception narratives, this study informs practitioners in the field of medically assisted reproduction.
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EXPERIENCES, INSEMINATION, DISCLOSURE, FATHERS, COUPLES, GAY, HOUSEHOLDS, ADULTS, DADDY, MOTHER FAMILIES, Gays and Lesbians, Dyadic Interview Analysis, Western Europe, Reproduction, Communication, Parenting

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Van Parys, Hanna et al. “Family Communication About the Donor Conception: a Multi-perspective Qualitative Study with Lesbian Parents and Their Children.” QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH 26.14 (2016): 1998–2008. Print.
APA
Van Parys, H., Provoost, V., Wyverkens, E., De Sutter, P., Pennings, G., & Buysse, A. (2016). Family communication about the donor conception: a multi-perspective qualitative study with lesbian parents and their children. QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH, 26(14), 1998–2008.
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Van Parys, Hanna, Veerle Provoost, Elia Wyverkens, Petra De Sutter, Guido Pennings, and Ann Buysse. 2016. “Family Communication About the Donor Conception: a Multi-perspective Qualitative Study with Lesbian Parents and Their Children.” Qualitative Health Research 26 (14): 1998–2008.
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Van Parys, Hanna, Veerle Provoost, Elia Wyverkens, Petra De Sutter, Guido Pennings, and Ann Buysse. 2016. “Family Communication About the Donor Conception: a Multi-perspective Qualitative Study with Lesbian Parents and Their Children.” Qualitative Health Research 26 (14): 1998–2008.
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Van Parys H, Provoost V, Wyverkens E, De Sutter P, Pennings G, Buysse A. Family communication about the donor conception: a multi-perspective qualitative study with lesbian parents and their children. QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH. 2016;26(14):1998–2008.
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H. Van Parys, V. Provoost, E. Wyverkens, P. De Sutter, G. Pennings, and A. Buysse, “Family communication about the donor conception: a multi-perspective qualitative study with lesbian parents and their children,” QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH, vol. 26, no. 14, pp. 1998–2008, 2016.
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  abstract     = {In literature, disclosure of donor conception in lesbian families has been considered an obvious and straightforward event. However, little is known about the ways in which donor conception is discussed in planned lesbian co-mother families. This study focuses on the process of parent-child communication about the donor conception on a within-family level. Six families, including 7 children and 12 parents, were interviewed about their family communication with regard to donor conception. A dyadic interview analysis revealed that family members managed the space taken up by the topic of donor conception in their daily conversations. Within these conversations, they also took care of each other and of their family relationships. In addition, children had an active position in the co-construction of the donor conception narrative. Linking these findings to the concepts of relational management and functionality of donor conception narratives, this study informs practitioners in the field of medically assisted reproduction.},
  author       = {Van Parys, Hanna and Provoost, Veerle and Wyverkens, Elia and De Sutter, Petra and Pennings, Guido and Buysse, Ann},
  issn         = {1049-7323},
  journal      = {QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH},
  keywords     = {EXPERIENCES,INSEMINATION,DISCLOSURE,FATHERS,COUPLES,GAY,HOUSEHOLDS,ADULTS,DADDY,MOTHER FAMILIES,Gays and Lesbians,Dyadic Interview Analysis,Western Europe,Reproduction,Communication,Parenting},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {14},
  pages        = {1998--2008},
  title        = {Family communication about the donor conception: a multi-perspective qualitative study with lesbian parents and their children},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732315606684},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2016},
}

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