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dc.contributor.authorCulley, Lorraine
dc.contributor.authorHudson, Nicky
dc.identifier.citationCulley, L. and Hudson, N. (2010) Fertility tourists or global consumers? A sociological agenda for exploring cross-border reproductive travel. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4(10) pp.139-150.en
dc.description.abstractAssisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) raise significant issues at the interface of bodies, technologies and societies and as such there is an extensive literature devoted to infertility and ARTs within psychology, sociology, bioethics and the law. Little of this work however, has addressed the transnational aspects of reproductive technologies. The use of ARTs is subject to the specific contexts of national states, but at the same time global interaction is evident in both the development of the technologies, and in their clinical application. As such, there are indications that, for a variety of reasons, individuals and couples are increasingly travelling abroad from the UK in their quest for a child. Drawing on work from an ESRC funded research project exploring the experiences of couples who are engaged in what is popularly known as ‘fertility tourism’ (RES 000-22-33900), this paper examines key debates and proposes a sociological agenda for exploring the growing phenomenon of the cross-border use of ARTs.en
dc.publisherCommon Grounden
dc.subjectassisted reproduction technologiesen
dc.subjectfertility tourismen
dc.subjectcross border reproductive careen
dc.subjecttransnational reproductionen
dc.titleFertility tourists or global consumers? A sociological agenda for exploring cross-border reproductive travel.en
dc.researchgroupReproduction Research Group
dc.researchgroupHealth Policy
dc.researchgroupMary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroupHealth Policy Research Unit
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Reproduction Research (CRR)en

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