Sexual minority women and parenthood: Perceptions of friendship among childfree and new parents.

@article{Simon2019SexualMW,
  title={Sexual minority women and parenthood: Perceptions of friendship among childfree and new parents.},
  author={Kyle A. Simon and Samantha L. Tornello and H. M. W. Bos},
  journal={Journal of lesbian studies},
  year={2019},
  pages={
          1-14
        }
}
Many individuals experience shifts in their friendship networks after becoming parents. The current study investigated the narratives of how a sample of sixty-six sexual minority women, most of whom do not yet have children but who expect to be parents in the future, perceive the changes in friendship networks following becoming parents. A thematic analysis uncovered three themes: (1) general expectations surrounding future parenthood and friendships; (2) changes in lifestyle and priorities… CONTINUE READING

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