Making Choices/Taking Chances: Lesbian/Bi/Queer Women Assisted Conception & Reproductive Health

This paper is based on research completed as part of a larger dissertation project that focuses on queer women’s experiences of trying to get pregnant and/or become parents within the context of new developments in assisted reproductive technologies and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights legislation.

Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted between March 1999 and October 2000, this paper is a narrative of the author’s own experiences as a queer woman doing research on other queer women and reproductive health, as well as an account and analysis of the stories of lesbian/bi/queer women who had tried or were planning to try to get pregnant.