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Reproductive loss occurs more frequently than many people think. Some say that 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and others will experience other forms, like adoption loss or infertility.

Dr. Christa Craven has written a new book, Reproductive Losses: Challenges to LGBTQ Family-Making. It’s the result of years of work following her own experience. One of the things she found was that many LGBTQ people felt like they were the only ones who faced reproductive loss. The book and companion website offer a number of resources.
Arion Potts spoke with Dr. Craven at the College of Wooster in Ohio in the USA.

Correction: Elizabeth Peel is a psychologist, not a quantitative socialist. Our apologies for the confusion.

Other related studies that Dr. Craven mentioned in our conversation include:

    • British psychologist Elizabeth Peel’s (2010) Pregnancy Loss In Lesbian And Bisexual Women: An Online Survey Of Experiences. Human Reproduction 25(3): 721-727.
    • Australian psychologist Damien Riggs’ ongoing study “Pregnancy loss: trans and non-binary experiences”
    • American Anthropologist Linda Layne’s (2003) Motherhood Lost: A Feminist Account of Pregnancy Loss in America

About the author: Arion


Arion is the Executive Producer of JOY 94.9's The Informer Daily, a national current affairs program. He enjoys storytelling, a good book and hanging out with his dogs.


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