Last updated March 9, 2021

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Brown, H.K., Ray, J., Chen, S., Guttmann, A. Havercamp, S., Parish, S., Vigod, S., Tarasoff, L.A., & Lunsky, Y. (2021). Association of pre-existing disability with severe maternal morbidity or maternal mortality in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Network Open, 4(2):e2034993. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.34993 [Epub February 8, 2021]
  2. Tint, A., Brown, H.K., Chen, S., Lai, M.-C., Tarasoff, L.A., Vigod, S., Parish, S., Havercamp, S.M., & Lunsky, Y. (2021). Health Characteristics of Reproductive-Aged Autistic Women in Ontario: A Population-Based, Cross-Sectional Study. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice. [Epub January 19, 2021].
  3. Tarasoff, L.A., Murtaza, F., Carty, A., Salaeva, D., Hamilton, A., & Brown, H.K. (2020). Health of newborns and infants born to women with disabilities: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 46(6): e20201635. doi: [Epub November 17, 2020]
  4. Flanders, C.E., Anderson, R.E., & Tarasoff, L.A. (2020). Young bisexual people’s experiences of sexual violence: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Bisexuality20(2), 202-232. doi: [Epub July 20, 2020]
  5. Tarasoff, L.A., Lunsky, Y., Chen, S., Guttmann, A., Havercamp, S., Parish, S., Vigod, S., Carty, A., & Brown, H.K. (2020). Preconception Health Characteristics of Women with Disabilities in Ontario: A Population-Based, Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Women’s Health, 29(12), 1564-1575. doi: [Epub July 14, 2020]
  6. Salaeva, D., Tarasoff, L.A., & Brown, H.K. (2020). Health Care Utilization in Infants and Young Children Born to Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 64(4), 303-310. doi: [Epub January 29, 2020]
  7. Brown, H.K., Chen, S., Guttmann, A., Havercamp, S.M., Parish, S., Ray, J.G., Tarasoff, L.A., Vigod, S.N., Carty, A., & Lunsky, Y. (2020). Rates of recognized pregnancy in women with disabilities in Ontario, Canada. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 222(2), 189-192. doi: [Epub November 2, 2019]
  8. Milligan, K., Meixner, T., Tremblay, M., Tarasoff, L.A., Usher, A., Smith, A., Niccols, A., & Urbanoski, K.A. (2020). Tailoring of Parenting Interventions for Mothers with Problematic Substance Use: A Systematic Review of Research and Community Practice. Child Maltreatment, 25(3), 247-262. doi: [Epub October 14, 2019]
  9. Tarasoff, L.A., Salaeva, D., Ravindran, S., Malik, H., & Brown, H.K. (2020). Maternal disability and risk for pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum complications: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 222(1), 27-40.e18. doi: [Epub July 12, 2019]
  10. Anderson, R.E., Tarasoff, L.A., VanKim, N., & Flanders, C. (2019). Differences in Rape Acknowledgement and Mental Health Outcomes across Transgender, Nonbinary, and Cisgender Bisexual Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: [Epub February 15, 2019]
  11. Flanders, C.E., Anderson, R.E., Tarasoff, L.A., & Robinson, M. (2019). Bisexual stigma, sexual violence, and sexual health among bisexual and other plurisexual women: A cross-sectional survey study. Journal of Sex Research, 56(9), 1115-1127. doi: [Epub January 11, 2019]
  12. Legge, M.M., Tarasoff, L., Flanders, C., Taha, R., & Robinson, M. (2018). A critical examination of online news media representations of bisexual women who use cannabis. Journal of Bisexuality, 18(2), 206-229. doi: [Epub May 22, 2018]
  13. Tarasoff, L.A., Milligan, K., Le, T.L., Usher, A., & Urbanoski, K. (2018). Integrated treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women with problematic substance use: Service descriptions and client perceptions of care. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 90, 9-18. doi: [Epub April 18, 2018]
  14. Salway, S., Ross, L.E., Fehr, C., Burley, J., Asadi, S., Hawkins, B., & Tarasoff, L.A. (2019). A systematic review and meta-analysis of disparities in the prevalence of suicide ideation and attempt among bisexual populations. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(1), 89-111. doi: [Epub February 28, 2018; Special Section: Bisexual Health]
  15. Ross, L.E., Goldberg, A.E., Tarasoff, L.A., & Guo, C. (2018). Perceptions of partner support among pregnant plurisexual women: A qualitative study. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 33(1-2), 59-78 [Special Issue: Shining a Light into the Darkness: Bisexuality and Relationships] doi: 10.1080/14681994.2017.141956. [Epub January 15, 2018]
  16. Ross, L.E., Salway, T., Tarasoff, L.A., MacKay, J.M., Hawkins, B.W., & Fehr, C.P. (2018). Prevalence of depression and anxiety among bisexual people compared to gay, lesbian, and heterosexual individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annual Review of Sex Research, 55(4-5), 435-456. doi:1080/00224499.2017.1387755. [Epub November 3, 2017; An invited systematic review and meta-analysis]
  17. Frederick, T.J., Tarasoff, L.A., Voronka, J., Costa, L., & Kidd, S.A. (2017). The Problem with “Community” in the Mental Health Field. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 36(4), 3-32. doi: [Epub July 31, 2018; Special Issue: Responses to the Mental Health Strategy for Canada: Canadian and International Perspectives on Mobilizing Change, Part 2]
  18. Kidd, S.A., Frederick, T., Tarasoff, L., Virdee, G., Lurie, S., Davidson, L., Morris, D., & McKenzie, K. (2017). A qualitative description of community service, business, and organization perspectives on mental illness and inclusion. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 20(4), 327-345. doi: [Epub July 20, 2018]
  19. Ross, L.E., Tarasoff, L.A., Goldberg, A.E, & Flanders, C.E. (2017). Pregnant plurisexual women’s sexual and relationship histories across the lifespan: A qualitative study. Journal of Bisexuality, 17(3), 257-276. doi: [Epub August 11, 2017]
  20. Tarasoff, L.A. (2017). “We don’t know. We’ve never had anybody like you before”: Barriers to perinatal care for women with physical disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 10(3), 426-433. doi: [Epub April 5, 2017; Invited for a special issue on the sexual and reproductive health of women with disabilities]
  21. Day, A.K., Lalla, R., Frederick, T., Tarasoff, L.A., Virdee, G., McKenzie, K., Zahn, W., & Kidd, S.A. (2017). Understanding perceptions of community participation in persons with severe mental illness: A mixed-methods approach. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107(6), e568-e574. doi: 10.17269/cjph.107.5519.
  22. Virdee, G., Frederick, T., Tarasoff, L.A., McKenzie, K., Davidson, L., & Kidd, S.A. (2017). Community participation within the context of recovery: Multiple perspectives on South Asians with schizophrenia. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 10(2), 150-163. doi: [Epub January 17, 2017]
  23. Flanders, C.E., Tarasoff, L.A., Legge, M.M., Robinson, M., & Gos, G. (2017). Positive Identity Experiences of Young Bisexual and Other Nonmonosexual People: A Qualitative Inquiry. Journal of Homosexuality, 64(8), 1014-1032. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2016.1236592. [Epub October 31, 2016]
  24. Virdee, G., Frederick, T., Tarasoff, L.A., McKenzie, K., Davidson, L., & Kidd, S. (2016). Exploring the Contours of Religion and Spirituality in Creating Community: A Focus on Persons with Psychosis. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(8), 1081-1087. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21829. [Epub October 19, 2016]
  25. Kidd, S.A.,Frederick, T., Tarasoff, L.A., Virdee, G., Lurie, S., Davidson, L., Morris, D., & McKenzie, K. (2016). Locating community among people with schizophrenia living in a diverse urban environment. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 19(2),103-121. doi: 10.1080/15487768.2016.1162757 [Epub June 10, 2016]
  26. MacKinnon, K.R., Tarasoff, L.A., & Kia, H. (2016). Predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling factors of trans-positive clinical behavior change: A summary of the literature. International Journal of Transgenderism, 17(2), 83-92. doi: 10.1080/15532739.2016.1179156 [Epub June 7, 2016]
  27. Flanders, C.E., Robinson, M., Legge, M.M., & Tarasoff, L.A. (2016). Negative Identity Experiences of Bisexual and Other Non-Monosexual People: A Qualitative Report. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 20(2), 152-172. doi: 10.1080/19359705.2015.1108257 [Epub February 4, 2016]
  28. James-Abra, S., Tarasoff, L.A., Marvel, S., green, d., Epstein, R., Anderson, S., Steele, L.S., & Ross, L.E. (2015). Trans people’s experiences with assisted reproduction services: A qualitative study. Human Reproduction, 30(6), 1365-1374. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dev087. [Epub April 22, 2015]
  29. Tarasoff, L.A. (2015). Experiences of women with physical disabilities during the perinatal period: A review of the literature and recommendations to improve care. Health Care for Women International, 36(1), 88-107. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2013.815756. [Epub July 8, 2013]
  30. Cattapan, A., Hammond, K., Haw, J., & Tarasoff, L.A. (2014). Breaking the ice: Young feminist scholars of reproductive politics reflect on social egg freezing. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 7(2), 236-247.
  31. Tarasoff, L.A., Epstein, R., green, d., Anderson, S., & Ross, L.E. (2014). Using interactive theatre to help fertility providers better understand sexual and gender minority patients. Medical Humanities, 40(2), 135-141. doi:
  32. Ross, L.E., Tarasoff, L.A., Anderson, S. green, d., Epstein, R, Marvel, S., & Steele, L.S. (2014). Sexual and gender minority peoples’ recommendations for assisted human reproduction services. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 36(2), 146-153.
  33. Vigod, S.N., Tarasoff, L.A., Bryja, B., Dennis, C.-L., Yudin, M.H., & Ross, L.E. (2013). Relation between place of residence and postpartum depression. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 185(17), 1129-1135. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.122028.
  34. Abdessamad, H.M., Yudin, M.H., Tarasoff, L.A., Radford, K., & Ross, L.E. (2013). Attitudes and Knowledge Among Obstetrician-Gynecologists Regarding Lesbian Patients and Their Health. Journal of Women’s Health, 22(1), 85-93. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2012.3718.
  35. Tarasoff, L. (2009). Nina May (Pickel) Owens, 1869-1959: English Quebec’s Early “Independent” Woman/Artist. Journal of Eastern Townships Studies, 32-33, 89-112.

Book Chapters

  1. Marvel, S., Tarasoff, L.A., Epstein, R., green, d., Steele, L.S., & Ross, L.E. (2017). Listening to LGBTQ People on Assisted Human Reproduction: Access to Reproductive Material, Services, and Facilities. In T. Lemmens, A.F. Martin, C. Milne, & I.B. Lee (Eds.), Regulating Creation: The Law, Ethics, and Policy of Assisted Human Reproduction (pp. 253-273). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. [Invited book chapter]
  2. Tarasoff, L.A. (2016). “We Exist”: The Health and Well-Being of Sexual Minority Women and Trans People with Disabilities. In S.E. Miles-Cohen & C. Signore (Eds.), Eliminating Inequities for Women with Disabilities: An Agenda for Health and Wellness (pp. 179-207). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [Invited book chapter]

Published Conference Abstracts 

  1. Tarasoff, L., Lunsky, Y., Welsh, K., Proulx, L., Havercamp, S., Parish, S., & Brown, H. (2020). O-OBS-PhD-072: Pregnancy care for women with disabilities in Ontario: Patient and provider perspectives. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 42(5), 692.
  2. Brown, H., Chen, S., Tarasoff, L., Parish, S., Havercamp, S., & Lunsky, Y. (2019). Preconception characteristics and pregnancy rates in women with IDD: A population-based study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(7), 780.
  3. Tarasoff, L., Salaeva, D., & Brown, H. (2019). O-OBS-MFM-PhD-013: Pregnancy, Delivery, and Postpartum Complications in Women with Disabilities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 41(5), 734.
  4. Tarasoff, L. (2016). O-OBS/GYN-S-002: Improving Perinatal Care for Women with Physical Disabilities. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 38(5), 501.


Clinical Care Guidelines

  1. Berndl, A., Ladhani, N., Wilson, D., Basso, M., Jung, E., Tarasoff, L.A., Angle, P., & Soliman, N. (2021). SOGC Guideline No. 416: Labour, Delivery, and Postpartum Care for People with Physical Disabilities. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. doi: [Epub February 21, 2021]

Commentaries and Responses

  1. Tarasoff, L.A., Brown, H.K., Lunsky, Y., Proulx, L., & Welsh, K. (2020). This Mother’s Day, let’s focus on moms with disabilities. Healthy Debate:
  2. Tarasoff, L.A. (2019). A call to recognize the value in disability. A response to “Social and medical models of disability and mental health: evolution and renewal,” by A.J. Hogan. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 191(1), E16-E18. doi:; [Epub January 10, 2019]

Book Reviews

  1. Tarasoff, L. (2011). Review of “Maternity Rolls: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Disability,” by H. Kuttai (2010). Disability and Society, 26(6), 785-788.
  2. Tarasoff, L. (2011). Review of “Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting,” edited by R. Epstein (2009). Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, 2(2), 299-300.

Policy Briefs and Other Publications

  1. Ferguson, M., Tarasoff, L.A., Kinitz, D., & Toronto Bisexual Network. (2019). Brief on Bisexual Mental Health for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health:
  2. Tarasoff, L.A. (2015). Modern Motherhood: The Unique Experiences of Women with Physical Disabilities. Transition, 45(4), 13-15:
  3. green, d., Tarasoff, L.A., & Epstein, R. (2012). A Guidebook for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer People on Assisted Human Reproduction in Canada. Toronto, ON: LGBTQ Parenting Network:
  4. green, d., Tarasoff, L.A., & Epstein, R. (2012). Meeting the Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) People in Canada: A Fact Sheet for AHR Service Providers. Toronto, ON: LGBTQ Parenting Network: