Pregnant Men: Repronormativity, Critical Trans Theory and the Re(conceive)ing of Sex and Pregnancy in Law

  title={Pregnant Men: Repronormativity, Critical Trans Theory and the Re(conceive)ing of Sex and Pregnancy in Law},
  author={Lara Karaian},
  journal={Social \& Legal Studies},
  pages={211 - 230}
  • Lara Karaian
  • Published 26 April 2013
  • Law
  • Social & Legal Studies
This article argues that a critical re(conceive)ing of sex and pregnancy is required in law. Drawing on the dual meaning of conceive – ‘to become pregnant’ and ‘to imagine, or form a mental representation of’, the goal of this article is to better ensure that pregnant men and trans individuals are not denied their reproductive rights, the legal recognition of their gender identities, and the protections of pregnancy discrimination law. Here, I survey molecular biologists’ and critical trans… 
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