Lesbian parenthood: a review of the literature

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1998 Jul;68(3):376-89. doi: 10.1037/h0080347.


Findings of lesbian family research published between 1980 and 1996 are reviewed. The research describes characteristics of lesbian families, and challenges faced by these families, in the context of heterosexist and homophobic societal attitudes. The major research findings are discussed, clinical implications are noted, and areas in need of further investigation are proposed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Family Health*
  • Female
  • Homosexuality, Female / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Nuclear Family / psychology*
  • Parenting*
  • Social Support