Trans* birthing experiences: Making meaning of gender and gendered experiences

I am seeking to understand how non-female gestational parents make meaning of their gender and gendered experiences during the childbearing year.

This is qualitative study using a psychoanalytic case study methodology. This study seeks to deepen and expand our understanding of how a person negotiates the intersection of body, gender, and culture when the person’s embodied activity is assigned gendered meanings that are inconsistent with their gender identity. Additionally, I want to understand how individuals themselves construct their gender identities and gendered experiences.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted


Each participant will engage in 5 hourlong interviews with the researcher, who is a licensed and practicing clinical social worker specializing in work with queer and trans* folx. Interviews will be conducted on a secure video-conferencing platform.

Gender and gendered experiences in the pregnancies of non-female gestational parents