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Reproductive Sociology Research Group

A new article by Robert Pralat is now out in The Sociological Review. “Parenthood as intended: Reproductive responsibility, moral judgements and having children ‘by accident’” explores meanings of a particular comment that, in Robert’s interviews with lesbians and gay men, women in particular often made unprompted: that, as a same-sex couple, ‘you can’t have a child by accident’. The article looks into the seemingly central role of the self-described ‘inability’ to become a parent ‘accidentally’ in lesbian and gay people’s thinking about parenthood, and asks: what does it all tell us about parenting intentions, social class and privilege?

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