Reproducing Stigma? An Across-Province Study of Reproductive Care

Funding Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Carla Rice
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This study examines the experiences of women and transpeople who have been  called “obese” and their interactions with healthcare providers while they are attempting to become pregnant. We are interested in learning about people's relationships with family doctors, nurses, gynecologists, midwives, and/or fertility specialists throughout all stages of attempting to become pregnant. We are also interested in talking to healthcare professionals who deliver that care, as well as to policy makers, to better understand and contextualize the care that larger people are receiving.

Reproducing Stigma poster


LaMarre, A., Rice, C., Cook, K., & Friedman, M. (under review). Fat reproductive justice: Navigating the boundaries of reproductive health care.

Cook, K. LaMarre, A., Rice, C., & Friedman, M. (under review). "This isn't a high risk body": Re-framing risk and reducing weight stigma in midwifery practice. Canadian Journal of Midwifery Practice and Research