|Title||Embodied Experiences of Trans Pregnancy|
|Authors||White, F.R., Hines, S., Pfeffer, C.A., Pearce, R. and Riggs, D.W.|
Drawing on interview data from the international project Trans Pregnancy: An International Exploration of Transmasculine Practices of Reproduction this article explores embodied experiences of male, trans/masculine and non-binary pregnancy. Moving beyond the spectacle of the ‘pregnant’ man, our analysis builds on existing literature on trans health and embodiment in order to develop a deeper understanding of the lived, bodily complexities of trans pregnancy. We consider the strategies men, trans/masculine and non-binary folks engage in to manage gender presentation during pregnancy and the degree to which pregnancy disrupts the ability to control the presentation of gender. Our analysis contributes to the deconstruction of normative readings of the relationship between gender and the body and highlights the need for improvements in trans and non-binary reproductive healthcare.
|Journal||Body and Society|
|Accepted author manuscript|
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
|Funder||ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council)|