Fertility tourists or global consumers? A sociological agenda for exploring cross-border reproductive travel.

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dc.contributor.author Culley, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Hudson, Nicky
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-05T14:19:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-05T14:19:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Culley, 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.identifier.issn 1833-1882
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/3377
dc.description.abstract Assisted 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.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Common Ground en
dc.subject infertility en
dc.subject assisted reproduction technologies en
dc.subject fertility tourism en
dc.subject cross border reproductive care en
dc.subject transnational reproduction en
dc.title Fertility tourists or global consumers? A sociological agenda for exploring cross-border reproductive travel. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Reproduction Research Group
dc.researchgroup Health Policy
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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