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"Självklart har transpersoner samma längtan och önskan efter barn som alla andra" - En explorativ kvantitativ studie om barnönskan och föräldraskap hos transpersoner i Sverige

Abrahamsson, Klas LU and Arinell, Love LU (2015) PSPT02 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
An online survey was designed to explore desire for children, parenthood and life satisfaction among transgender people in Sweden. A total of 154 responses were analysed with one way between group analysis of variance (ANOVA). Results showed that those with children of their own to a larger extent rated higher on items measuring life satisfaction, psychological well-being and the extent to which they could live in accordance to their gender identity. They also had a more positive conception of society's view of transgender people as parents. A surprising finding was that desire for children was higher for those who identified with one of the two traditional genders, in comparison to those who identified with a gender identity in between,... (More)
An online survey was designed to explore desire for children, parenthood and life satisfaction among transgender people in Sweden. A total of 154 responses were analysed with one way between group analysis of variance (ANOVA). Results showed that those with children of their own to a larger extent rated higher on items measuring life satisfaction, psychological well-being and the extent to which they could live in accordance to their gender identity. They also had a more positive conception of society's view of transgender people as parents. A surprising finding was that desire for children was higher for those who identified with one of the two traditional genders, in comparison to those who identified with a gender identity in between, outside or beyond the binary gender norm. The results of this study could be of use to health care professionals by providing more knowledge in how to give better treatment and care to the transgender people who wish to become parents. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
En webbenkät utformades för att i explorativt syfte undersöka barnönskan, föräldraskap och livstillfredsställelse hos transpersoner i Sverige. Sammanlagt 154 inkomna svar analyserades med hjälp av envägs mellangrupps variansanalys (ANOVA). Resultaten visade bland annat att de respondenter som hade egna barn skattade högre livskvalitet och psykisk hälsa, upplevde i större utsträckning att de kunde leva i enlighet med sin könsidentitet samt hade en positivare uppfattning av omgivningens syn på transpersoner som föräldrar. Ett överraskande fynd var att det var viktigare med egna barn för de transpersoner som identifierade sig med något av de två traditionella könen i jämförelse med de som hade en könsidentitet mellan, utanför eller bortom... (More)
En webbenkät utformades för att i explorativt syfte undersöka barnönskan, föräldraskap och livstillfredsställelse hos transpersoner i Sverige. Sammanlagt 154 inkomna svar analyserades med hjälp av envägs mellangrupps variansanalys (ANOVA). Resultaten visade bland annat att de respondenter som hade egna barn skattade högre livskvalitet och psykisk hälsa, upplevde i större utsträckning att de kunde leva i enlighet med sin könsidentitet samt hade en positivare uppfattning av omgivningens syn på transpersoner som föräldrar. Ett överraskande fynd var att det var viktigare med egna barn för de transpersoner som identifierade sig med något av de två traditionella könen i jämförelse med de som hade en könsidentitet mellan, utanför eller bortom tvåkönsnormen. Sammantaget kan resultaten ge vårdpersonal ökad kunskap inför behandling och bemötande av de transpersoner som vill bli föräldrar. (Less)
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Abrahamsson, Klas LU and Arinell, Love LU
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PSPT02 20151
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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transgender, transsexualism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, non-binary gender, desire for children, reproductive wish, parents, parenthood, life satisfaction, quality of life, transpersoner, könsdysfori, ickebinär, könsidentitet, barnönskan, föräldrar, föräldraskap, livstillfredsställelse, livskvalitet
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Swedish
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5472314
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2015-06-12 09:41:14
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2015-10-13 12:49:13
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  abstract     = {An online survey was designed to explore desire for children, parenthood and life satisfaction among transgender people in Sweden. A total of 154 responses were analysed with one way between group analysis of variance (ANOVA). Results showed that those with children of their own to a larger extent rated higher on items measuring life satisfaction, psychological well-being and the extent to which they could live in accordance to their gender identity. They also had a more positive conception of society's view of transgender people as parents. A surprising finding was that desire for children was higher for those who identified with one of the two traditional genders, in comparison to those who identified with a gender identity in between, outside or beyond the binary gender norm. The results of this study could be of use to health care professionals by providing more knowledge in how to give better treatment and care to the transgender people who wish to become parents.},
  author       = {Abrahamsson, Klas and Arinell, Love},
  keyword      = {transgender,transsexualism,gender identity,gender dysphoria,non-binary gender,desire for children,reproductive wish,parents,parenthood,life satisfaction,quality of life,transpersoner,könsdysfori,ickebinär,könsidentitet,barnönskan,föräldrar,föräldraskap,livstillfredsställelse,livskvalitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Självklart har transpersoner samma längtan och önskan efter barn som alla andra" - En explorativ kvantitativ studie om barnönskan och föräldraskap hos transpersoner i Sverige},
  year         = {2015},
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