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Deborah Dempsey

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The history of donor conception records in Victoria

This report begins with a brief socio-legal history of donor conception in the State of Victoria. Then, in subsequent chapters based on case studies of the three hospital sites, it traces what information was collected about donors pre-1988, how it was recorded and managed, where...
Report

GALFA LGBTQ homelessness research project - final report

Anecdotal and practitioner accounts indicate that homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people in Australia is a pervasive concern.
Report

Same-sex parented families in Australia

This paper reviews and synthesises Australian and international literature on same-sex parented families. Introduction: This research paper reviews and synthesises Australian and international literature on same-sex parented families. It includes discussion of the different modes of conception or family formation, different family structures, and the...
Article

Grandmothers and grandfathers looking after grandchildren

This article presents a snapshot of findings from a research project about the experiences of Australian grandparents who regularly care for grandchildren. The authors wish to thank the grandparents who generously shared their stories for this research. The time grandparents share with grandchildren takes many...
Journal article

Active fathers, natural families and children’s origins: dominant themes in the Australian political debate over eligibility for assisted reproductive technology

Extending eligibility criteria for assisted reproductive technologies to lesbian and single heterosexual women is a controversial topic in Australia. In this paper, Deb Dempsey analyses three dominant themes in contributions to the public debate and law reform process – ‘active’ fathering, the distinction between social...