Bisexual parents and family diversity : findings from the work, love, play study

Power, Jennifer J., Perlesz, Amaryll, Brown, Rhonda, Schofield, Margot J., Pitts, Marian K., McNair, Ruth and Bickerdike, Andrew 2012, Bisexual parents and family diversity : findings from the work, love, play study, Journal of bisexuality, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 519-538, doi: 10.1080/15299716.2012.729432.

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Title Bisexual parents and family diversity : findings from the work, love, play study
Author(s) Power, Jennifer J.
Perlesz, Amaryll
Brown, RhondaORCID iD for Brown, Rhonda orcid.org/0000-0002-5240-9831
Schofield, Margot J.
Pitts, Marian K.
McNair, Ruth
Bickerdike, Andrew
Journal name Journal of bisexuality
Volume number 12
Issue number 4
Start page 519
End page 538
Total pages 20
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2012-10
ISSN 1529-9716
1529-9724
Keyword(s) parenting
families
same-sex parents
children
diverse families
coparenting
bisexual parents
Summary This article reports on findings from the Work, Love, Play study, an Australian/New Zealand study of same-sex attracted parents. There were 48 parents in this study who identified as bisexual. There was a diversity of contexts in which people in this sample were parenting: heterosexual relationships, same-sex relationships, coparenting with ex-partners or nonpartners, and sole parenting. A large number of these bisexual parents had experience of divorce or separation since having children, but most reported positive aspects to their parenting relationships with ex-partners. Very few people in this study reported that bisexual identity created difficulties for them as a parent.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15299716.2012.729432
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
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