Precongress Course 5

SIG Global and Sociocultural-Aspects of Infertility 
Special Interest Group Global and Socio-cultural Aspects of Infertility

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SIG Global and Sociocultural Aspects of Infertility


Course type


Course description

Captivating precongress course featuring distinct thematic sessions. Discover the global dynamics of reproductive journeys along the "Reproductive Silk Route," and delve into the significance of "Reprowebs" within the Reprotravel context.

Target audience

Physicians, embryologists, lawyers, social scientists, nurses.

Educational needs and expected outcomes

Participants can learn about reproductive services across borders and explore logistical nuances and material mobility beyond human travel. Delve into the ethical and legal dimensions of Reprotravel, examining legislative landscapes surrounding gamete movement and contemplating the intersecting ethical considerations
Participating in this precongress course promises a range of educational outcomes. Attendees can expect to develop a nuanced understanding of the complexities and nuances of Reprotravel, gaining insights into the factors driving individuals and couples to seek reproductive services abroad. Through engaging with experts and peers, participants will foster critical thinking skills, exploring the ethical implications of reproductive service mobility and legal regulations. By delving into the multifaceted dimensions of Reprotravel, attendees will be better equipped to navigate this evolving landscape, contributing to informed discussions and future research in the field.


Innovative aspects of the course

Join us for an immersive journey, rich with insights, stimulating discussions, and a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted Reprotravel domain.



Sunday 07 July 2024

Session 1: Reprotravel: what are we talking about?
Virginie Rozée, France
Denisa Marina Protopopescu, Romania
09:00 - 09:30
Reproductive Silk Route
Rosana Machin, Brazil
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
Reprowebs: Global Networks of Reproduction
Anika König, Germany
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Session 2: Mobility of reproductive service providers
Rosana Machin, Brazil
Pedro Brandão, Portugal
11:00 - 11:30
French women and couples travelling to Barcelona
Alexandra Desy, Spain
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:15
Travelling surrogates in Eastern Europe
Christina Weis, United Kingdom
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Session 3: Not just about humans mobility
Lika Chkonia, Georgia
Miray Nilufer Cimsit Kemahli, Turkey
13:30 - 14:00
Courier Logistics
Andrea Whittaker, Australia
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 14:45
Gestational carrier treatment for same-sex male intended parents outside their home countries
Brent Monseur, U.S.A.
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Session 4: Is it legal? Is it ethical?
Andrea Whittaker, Australia
Trudie Gerrits, The Netherlands
15:30 - 16:00
Coming back home after surrogacy abroad-legal issues
James Lawford Davies, United Kingdom
16:00 - 16:15
16:15 - 16:45
From an ethical perspective
Guido Pennings, Belgium
16:45 - 17:00