Scientific article

De la stérilisation imposée à la préservation de la fertilité des personnes trans : les médecins au travail

Published inTravail, genre et sociétés, vol. 50, no. 2, no. La reproduction et ses injustices, p. 61-78
Publication date2023-10-24

From forced sterilization to preserving the fertility of trans people: doctors at work

This article examines the practical and normative commitments of medical professionals to promote the access to gamete storage for trans people in France and Switzerland. While sterilization used to be imposed on trans people to access legal transition, attention has recently focused on preserving their fertility. Based on an interview survey conducted with transition and reproduction doctors, we describe how they have strived to normalize trans people’s access to gamete preservation. Through administrative, technical, spatial, and relational work that extends beyond the gender and procreation order, they have developed practical support to make historically cis-heteronormative fertility medical infrastructures more inclusive. Through these daily care practices, they have participated in shap- ing both the law and the care setting, through their commitment to the reproductive rights of trans people.

Keywords: fertility, gender transition, LGBTQ+ health, reproductive rights, Europe

  • fertilité
  • préservation
  • personnes en transition de genre
  • transgender
  • fertility
  • reproduction
  • cryopreservation
  • france
  • suisse
  • LGBTQ+
  • reproductive rights
  • europe
  • LGBTQ+ health
Citation (ISO format)
GOUILHERS, Solene, GARDEY, Delphine, ALBOSPEYRE-THIBEAU, Raphaël. De la stérilisation imposée à la préservation de la fertilité des personnes trans : les médecins au travail. In: Travail, genre et sociétés, 2023, vol. 50, n° 2, p. 61–78. doi: 10.3917/tgs.050.0061
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accessLevelRestrictedaccessLevelPublic 10/25/2024 CC BY-4.0
ISSN of the journal1294-6303

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