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Parenthood, Transition to

The transition to parenthood for trans people should be seen and understood in a broader societal context, where trans people are often viewed as unsuitable parents. Such views create barriers to trans people becoming parents. Furthermore, such views affect the decisions that trans people make about whether or not to become parents. Yet despite the potentially negative impact of social assumptions and views about trans people as parents, growing numbers of trans people are choosing to become parents. Some aspects of the transition to parenthood for trans people are similar to those of all parents, including decision making about how to raise children, how to negotiate parenting with a partner (if applicable), and the joys and challenges associated with raising a child. Other aspects, however, ...

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