Here we share information around experiencing miscarriage as someone who identifies as LGBTIQA+, including where to find LGBTIQA+ specific support organisations.
We acknowledge that the majority of the information on our website is cis heteronormative. We acknowledge that the terminology used on our website is universal and not intended to exclude any person(s).
We acknowledge that miscarriage impacts everyone and that includes people of all genders, sexual identities, sexual orientations, races, cultures, religions, and beliefs. The purpose of this website is to provide general information and does not replace your relationship with your doctor.
We understand the need for more research on LGBTIQA+ people’s experiences of miscarriage. You can learn about how we plan to expand our LGBTIQA+ section and how you can help on our What’s next for Miscarriage Australia page.
Your loss and the complex emotions you are experiencing following a miscarriage are real and valid, no matter your sexual orientation, gender identity, sex characteristics, or physical involvement in the pregnancy. While there are an increasing number of fertility and assisted reproductive treatment services available in Australia and improved financial support for these services in recent years, you may find that support and information for LGBTIQA+ identified people are hard to find.
Below are links to information and support services we have collated that you may find helpful. We acknowledge how difficult losing a pregnancy can be and we acknowledge that trying to start a family as a LGBTIQA+ identified person can be more complicated and expensive in comparison to cis heteronormative people. If you find that you need support through your fertility journey, please know that there are Australian based support services that are LGBTIQA+ inclusive and other support services as well.
Experiencing miscarriage as someone who identifies as LGBTIQA+
What do I do if my family, friends, or workplace are not supportive?
Support for LGBTIQA+
How can I support my partner after a miscarriage?
Supporting someone after a miscarriage
Support for everyone
The information for LGBTIQA+ has been kindly reviewed by
Associate Professor Ruth McNair AM
General practitioner | Chairperson of Pride Foundation Australia
Honorary Associate Professor at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne
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We, at Miscarriage Australia, understand the need for more research, information, and support for LGBTIQA+ identified people who have experienced miscarriage. As part of our vision, we aim to expand on our research on LGBTIQA+ identified people’s experiences of miscarriage, and in turn, to expand the LGBTIQA+ sections on our website.