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Malmquist, A., O'Hanlon, M. & Pralica, A. (2017). Ensamstående mamma och timanställd: En tolkande fenomenologisk analys av sju kvinnors berättelser. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 38(1), 77-98
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ensamstående mamma och timanställd: En tolkande fenomenologisk analys av sju kvinnors berättelser
2017 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 77-98Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-140715 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-05-03
Malmquist, A. (2016). ”But wait where should I be, am I Mum or Dad?”: Lesbian couples reflect on heteronormativity in regular antenatal education and the benefits of LGBTQ-certified options.. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 3(3), 7-10
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”But wait where should I be, am I Mum or Dad?”: Lesbian couples reflect on heteronormativity in regular antenatal education and the benefits of LGBTQ-certified options.
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, ISSN 2054-0779, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 7-10Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Prospective parents in Sweden are offered antenatal education led by midwives. The composition of some classes is based on the family situation, and in Stockholm an LGBTQ-certified maternity clinic offers separate classes for LGBTQ parents. Women who attend separate antenatal classes for LGBTQ parents are generally highly satisfied with the programme. They emphasize that they feel comfortable with it, and that the discussed topics are relevant to them. On the contrary, women who attend regular antenatal education, in classes with different-sex couples, reflect on hetero-normativity in the education - midwives focus on stereotypic gender roles, and non-birth mothers’ situation is overlooked when the classes are divided into separate sub-groups for (pregnant) mothers and (non-pregnant) fathers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
United Kingdom: International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 2016
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-140716 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2017-09-14Bibliographically approved
Malmquist, A. (2015). A Crucial but Strenuous Process: Female Same-Sex Couples’ Reflections on Second-Parent Adoption. Paper presented at 2015/05/18. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 1-24
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Crucial but Strenuous Process: Female Same-Sex Couples’ Reflections on Second-Parent Adoption
2015 (English)In: Journal of GLBT Family Studies, ISSN 1550-428X, E-ISSN 1550-4298, p. 1-24Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When a female same-sex couple has a child together through assisted reproduction, it is important that both partners be granted status as the child's legal parents. Second-parent adoption, where the non-birth mother adopts the child, is currently an option in several Western nations. The article presents findings from interviews with 96 Swedish mothers, all of whom have gone through second-parent adoptions in same-sex relations. The interviewees describe the adoption as crucial for their family. If the parents divorce or if one of them dies, it is deemed important to have legal parenthood established. A second-parent adoption process in Sweden can take several months to finish. In several interviews, the social workers assessing the family for the adoption are depicted as unprofessional and as asking irrelevant or intrusive questions. Others depict social workers as kind and competent. Other methods of granting legal parenthood to non-birth mothers are suggested for Swedish legislation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2015
Keywords
Heteronormativity, legal parenthood, lesbian mother, non-birth mother, second-parent adoption, social worker
National Category
Psychology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117929 (URN)10.1080/1550428X.2015.1019169 (DOI)
Conference
2015/05/18
Available from: 2015-05-18 Created: 2015-05-18 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Nieminen, K., Malmquist, A., Wijma, B., Ryding, E.-L., Andersson, G. & Wijma, K. (2015). Nulliparous pregnant womens narratives of imminent childbirth before and after internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for severe fear of childbirth: a qualitative study. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 122(9), 1259-1265
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nulliparous pregnant womens narratives of imminent childbirth before and after internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for severe fear of childbirth: a qualitative study
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2015 (English)In: British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ISSN 1470-0328, E-ISSN 1471-0528, Vol. 122, no 9, p. 1259-1265Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

ObjectiveTo describe the expectations concerning imminent childbirth before and after 8weeks of internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) among nulliparous pregnant women with severe fear of childbirth. DesignQualitative study of nulliparous pregnant womens narratives before and after CBT. SettingThe first ICBT programme for treating severe fear of childbirth. SampleFifteen nulliparous pregnant Swedish women with severe fear of childbirth participating in an ICBT self-help programme. MethodsSemi-structured open-ended questions over the internet before and after 8weeks of ICBT. The data were analysed using thematic analysis. Main outcome measuresThe participants narratives pertaining to five different situations during labour and delivery before and after ICBT. ResultsAfter therapy, participants described a more realistic attitude towards imminent childbirth, more self-confidence and more active coping strategies. They perceived their partners and the staff as more supportive. They were more aware of the approaching meeting with their baby when giving birth. ConclusionsFollowing the ICBT programme, participants changed their attitude towards imminent childbirth from negative to more positive. This was manifested in positive and more realistic expectations regarding themselves, their partner and the staff that would look after them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley: 12 months, 2015
Keywords
Active coping; appraisal; delivery; fear of childbirth; internet cognitive behavioural therapy; self-confidence
National Category
Clinical Medicine Basic Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120728 (URN)10.1111/1471-0528.13358 (DOI)000358619900020 ()25817045 (PubMedID)
Note

Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE); Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden (FORSS); County Council in Ostergotland (LIO)

Available from: 2015-08-24 Created: 2015-08-24 Last updated: 2018-11-15
Malmquist, A. (2015). Pride and Prejudice: Lesbian Families in Contemporary Sweden. (Doctoral dissertation). Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pride and Prejudice: Lesbian Families in Contemporary Sweden
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Alternative title[sv]
Stolthet och fördom : Lesbiska familjer i dagens Sverige
Abstract [en]

Options and possibilities for lesbian parents have changed fundamentally since the turn of the millennium. A legal change in 2003 enabled a same-sex couple  to share legal parenthood of the same child. An additional legal change, in 2005, gave lesbian couples access to fertility treatment within public healthcare in Sweden. The present thesis focuses on families where two women share legal parenthood of their children. It aims to provide knowledge about lesbian parenting couples and their children, and to focus on the interplay between family members within lesbian families, and between family members and their surroundings. Furthermore, the thesis aims to visualize and analyse notions of heteronormativity and homonormativity in contemporary Sweden. The thesis draws on interviews with 118 parents in 61 families, and 12 children in 11 families. The participants’ stories, descriptions, reflections and discourses have been analysed using discursive psychology and thematic analysis.

The thesis includes five empirical papers. Paper I focuses on encounters with healthcare professionals prior to and during pregnancy, at childbirth and during the early stages of parenthood. Paper II deals with the participants’ experiences of second-parent adoption processes. Paper III focuses on equality in parenting relations. Paper IV focuses on encounters with fertility clinics within public healthcare. Paper V highlights the children’s reflections and shows how the children talk about fathers and donors.

Abstract [sv]

För lesbiska par har förutsättningarna för föräldraskap förändrats i grunden sedan millennieskiftet. År 2003 möjliggjorde en lagändring att ett barn kan ha två rättsliga föräldrar av samma kön. Ytterligare en lagändring öppnade år 2005 möjligheten för lesbiska par att få barn genom assisterad befruktning inom svensk sjukvård. I avhandlingen fokuseras familjer där två kvinnor delar det rättsliga föräldraskapet om sina gemensamma barn. Studien syftar till att bredda kunskaper om lesbiska familjeliv och fokuserar samspelet mellan familjemedlemmar såväl som samspelet mellan familjen och dess omgivning. Vidare syftar studien till att synliggöra och analysera uttryck för heteronormativitet och homonormativitet i dagens Sverige. Studien bygger på intervjuer med 118 föräldrar i 61 familjer och 12 barn i 11 familjer. Deltagarnas berättelser, beskrivningar, reflektioner och diskurser analyseras med diskursiv psykologi och tematisk analys.

Avhandlingen består av fem empiriska artiklar och en kappa. I Artikel I analyseras föräldrarnas berättelser om att möta sjukvården i samband med graviditet och förlossning. Artikel II belyser deltagarnas berättelser om att genomgå en närståendeadoption. I Artikel III fokuseras hur föräldrarna pratar om jämställdhet i sina föräldraroller. Artikel IV analyserar intervjuer med föräldrar som vänt sig till svensk sjukvård för fertilitetsbehandling. I Artikel V, är det barnen som står i fokus. Studien bygger på intervjuer med tolv barn som var mellan 5 och 8 år gamla och växte upp i familjer med två mammor. I artikeln analyseras barnens beskrivningar av pappor och spermadonatorer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2015. p. 106
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Sciences, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 642Linköping Studies in Behavioural Science, ISSN 1654-2029 ; 191
Keywords
Lesbian family, same-sex parents, heteronormativity, homonormativity, fertility treatment, maternity care, healthcare, second-parent adoption, equality, donor, discursive psychology, thematic analysis, Lesbisk familj, samkönade föräldrar, regnbågsfamilj, heteronormativitet, homonormativitet, bemötande, mödravård, fertilitetsbehandling, närståendeadoption, jämställdhet, donator, regnbågsbarn, diskursiv psykologi, tematisk analys
National Category
Psychology Sociology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117933 (URN)10.3384/diss.diva-117933 (DOI)978-91-7519-087-7 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-05-29, I:101, Hus I, Campus Valla, Linköping, 13:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2008-0449
Available from: 2015-05-18 Created: 2015-05-18 Last updated: 2019-10-29Bibliographically approved
Malmquist, A. (2015). Women in Lesbian Relations: Construing Equal or Unequal Parental Roles?. Psychology of women quarterly, 39(2), 256-267
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women in Lesbian Relations: Construing Equal or Unequal Parental Roles?
2015 (English)In: Psychology of women quarterly, ISSN 0361-6843, E-ISSN 1471-6402, Vol. 39, no 2, p. 256-267Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When a lesbian couple conceives through donor insemination, the partners transform their relations to each other. In this article, I explore how women in lesbian relations depict their parental roles in relation to the notion of equality. Drawing on critical discursive psychology, I conducted and analyzed interviews with 96 Swedish lesbian parents. Findings show how the interviewees draw on three different interpretative repertoires when they talk about their parental roles. In one repertoire, parents describe themselves as being spontaneously equal in relation to the child. In a second repertoire, equality is depicted as a potential result of struggling, where some parents claim to have achieved equality, whereas others describe being frustrated about their unequal situation. Finally, in a third repertoire, inequality is depicted as a given starting point, drawing on a biologistic rhetoric. Although most parents present equality as idealized, most also refer to biology as a reality that sets the benchmark. Findings in the present study could be useful for clinicians working with lesbian couples; rather than assuming that a lesbian couple is more or less equal, it is important to consider the specific couple and their descriptions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015
Keywords
Parental role, mothers, relationship quality, lesbianism, homosexual parents, birth mother, equality, discursive psychology
National Category
Psychology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117930 (URN)10.1177/0361684314537225 (DOI)000354570500009 ()
Available from: 2015-05-18 Created: 2015-05-18 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Malmquist, A., Möllerstrand, A., Wikström, M. & Zetterqvist Nelson, K. (2014). ‘A daddy is the same as a mummy’: Swedish children in lesbian households talk about fathers and donors. Childhood, 21(1), 119-133
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘A daddy is the same as a mummy’: Swedish children in lesbian households talk about fathers and donors
2014 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 119-133Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article discusses how 12 children (five to eight years) in planned lesbian familiestalk about families, parents and specifically ‘daddies’ as such and not having a father themselves.Findings from child interviews demonstrate that the children described daddies as ‘the same’ asmummies, i.e. as having the same functions. This contrasts with previous research showing howchildren of heterosexuals often describe mothers and fathers as different. The children varied interms of how they labelled donors. Some children adopted the denomination ‘daddy’, drawing ona paternity discourse, while others simply referred to him as ‘a man’.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2014
Keywords
Child interviews, conception, father, lesbian family, sperm donor
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104728 (URN)10.1177/0907568213484342 (DOI)000337970300009 ()
Available from: 2014-02-24 Created: 2014-02-24 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Malmquist, A. & Zetterqvist Nelson, K. (2014). Efforts to maintain a ’just great’ story: Lesbian parents’ talk about encounters with professionals in fertility clinics and maternal and child healthcare services. Feminism and Psychology, 24(1), 56-73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Efforts to maintain a ’just great’ story: Lesbian parents’ talk about encounters with professionals in fertility clinics and maternal and child healthcare services
2014 (English)In: Feminism and Psychology, ISSN 0959-3535, E-ISSN 1461-7161, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 56-73Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

After lesbian couples have decided to become parents, their family-making journeyentails a wide range of encounters with professionals in fertility clinics and/or in maternaland child healthcare services. The article presents the results of an analysis of 96lesbian mothers’ interview talk about such encounters. In their stories and accounts,the interviewees draw on two separate and contradictory interpretative repertoires,the ‘just great’ repertoire and the ‘heteronormative issues’ repertoire. Throughout theinterviews, the ‘just great’ repertoire strongly predominates, while the ‘heteronormativeissues’ repertoire is rhetorically minimized. The recurrent accounts of health servicesas ‘just great’, and the mitigation of problems, are meaningful in relation to abroader discursive context. In a society where different-sex parents are the norm,the credibility of other kinds of parenthood is at stake. The ‘just great’ repertoire hasa normalizing function for lesbian mothers, while the ‘heteronormative issues’ repertoireresists normative demands for adaptation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2014
Keywords
Lesbian parent, maternal healthcare, child healthcare, heteronormativity, discursive psychology, interpretative repertoire
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104689 (URN)10.1177/0959353513487532 (DOI)000330772500004 ()
Available from: 2014-02-23 Created: 2014-02-23 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Olsson Halmetoja, C., Malmquist, A., Carlbring, P. & Andersson, G. (2014). Experiences of internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorder four years later: A qualitative study. Internet Interventions, 1(3), 158-163
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences of internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorder four years later: A qualitative study
2014 (English)In: Internet Interventions, ISSN 2214-7829, Vol. 1, no 3, p. 158-163Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The current study is a qualitative follow-up of a study on guided internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) for social anxiety disorder (SAD), conducted four years after treatment completion. The main aim was to capture participants' description of their experiences of the treatment, their view on treatment effects, memories of the treatment, and whether they continued using the gained knowledge after treatment. Sixty participants were selected from the original study's treatment group. A criterion based sampling approach was used based on the obtained treatment effect, and with a minimum of five completed treatment modules. E-mail invitations were sent, with information about the follow-up and the instruction to respond if interested in participating. Twelve semi-structured interviews were made and the material was analyzed using an approach based on grounded theory. The results showed that all participants found the treatment to have some effect, but they also found it to be demanding, difficult, and hard. Many appreciated to hear of the experiences of other participants in the online forum. Under the theme of memory, most could describe the setup of the treatment in general terms. The exposure module was mentioned by all, cognitive restructuring by most, and some also reported memories of the psychoeducation. A core process was identified which involved how the attained treatment effect was viewed over the time, and how this view changed from treatment completion to current time. The findings outlined in this study describe how treatment effects can be sustained via an active approach to the treatment and the symptoms of SAD.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014
Keywords
Internet treatment, Social anxiety disorder, Cognitive behavior therapy, Grounded theory
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-140717 (URN)10.1016/j.invent.2014.08.001 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-03-28Bibliographically approved
Zeiler, K. & Malmquist, A. (2014). Lesbian Shared Biological Motherhood: The Ethics of IVF with Reception of Oocytes from Partner. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, 17(3), 347-355
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lesbian Shared Biological Motherhood: The Ethics of IVF with Reception of Oocytes from Partner
2014 (English)In: Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, ISSN 1386-7423, E-ISSN 1572-8633, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 347-355Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

IVF with ROPA (Reception of Oocytes from Partners) allows lesbian mothers to share biological motherhood. The gestational mother receives an egg from her partner who becomes the genetic mother. This article examines the ethics of IVF with ROPA with a focus on the welfare of the woman and the resulting child, on whether ROPA qualifies as a "legitimate" medical therapy that falls within the goals of medicine, and on the meaning and value attributed to a biologically shared bond between parents and child. We also contrast IVF with ROPA with egg donor IVF for heterosexual couples and intrafamilial live uterus transplantation with IVF, and show how Swedish legislation makes certain ways of sharing biological bonds out of place. In Sweden, IVF with ROPA is illegal, egg donor IVF for heterosexual couples is allowed and practiced as is sperm donor IVF for lesbians, and live uterus transplantation is performed within a research project (though not allowed in regular health care). But is ROPA really ethically more problematic than these other cases? The article argues that IVF with ROPA gives rise to fewer ethical questions than does live uterus transplantation with IVF and, in some cases, egg donor IVF.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2014
Keywords
Ethics, ROPA, oocyte donation, embryo donation, shared biological motherhood, lesbian, live uterus transplantation, egg donor IVF
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103825 (URN)10.1007/s11019-013-9538-5 (DOI)000338833700004 ()24395218 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2014-01-28 Created: 2014-01-28 Last updated: 2017-12-06
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