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  • Published: 7 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781632173980
  • Imprint: Sasquatch
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $44.99

Queer Conception

The Complete Fertility Guide for Queer and Trans Parents-to-Be



Making a baby through love and science? Get the guidance you need to navigate the conception process with confidence and ease.

“[A] a well-researched, deeply comprehensive (and readable!) guide to building a queer family in a way that works for you.” 
—Emily Oster, author of Expecting Better

The only evidence-based, up-to-date fertility guide for queer people from an experienced health care provider, this is also the first to be transgender inclusive and body-positive. 

Here, queer prospective parents will find sound advice for navigating complex medical, social and financial decisions. Trusted fertility midwife Kristin Kali walks you through the baby-making process: creating a timeline; fertile health for every body; preconception tests; identifying ovulation; donors, gamete banks, and surrogacy; methods of insemination including IUI, IVF and reciprocal IVF; navigating early pregnancy; and preparing for infant feeding, including lactation induction for trans women and nongestational parents.

This book is for all LGBTQ+ readers interested in creating family through pregnancy: anyone who identifies as queer, lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, trans and nonbinary people, couples, single parents by choice, poly families, and coparents. It’s an antidote to a culture and medical system that all too often centers heterosexual couples experiencing infertility while overlooking our unique needs. It also contains sidebars with guidance for reproductive healthcare professionals.

“This life-changing book is equal parts practical handbook and sensitively written resource. Highly recommended!”
—Toni Weschler, MPH, author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility

  • Published: 7 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781632173980
  • Imprint: Sasquatch
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $44.99

Praise for Queer Conception

“Packed with answers to questions you probably never even thought to ask, this life-changing book is equal parts practical handbook and sensitively written resource. Highly recommended!” —Toni Weschler, MPH, author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility   “This book is a well-researched, deeply comprehensive (and readable!) guide to building a queer family in a way that works for you.”  —Emily Oster, author of Expecting Better  Queer Conception decodes the science of baby making with a body-positive, gender-affirming lens.  A pivotal resource delivered with heart. Highly recommended!” —Lindo Bacon, PhD, author of Health at Every Size and Radical Belonging   “A must-read for queer and trans parents-to-be, their providers, their extended families, allies, and anyone who wants to understand the new terrain in which it takes a sperm, an egg, a uterus, and a rainbow of genders and sexualities to make a baby.” —Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, director of mental health at UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center and author of Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates

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