Special Interest Group

Global and Socio-cultural
Aspects of Infertility  

Welcome to the section dedicated to the SIG Global and Socio-cultural Aspects of Infertility

Aims of the Special Interest Group on Socio-cultural aspects of (in)fertility

The aims and objectives of the new SIG are to gather empirical evidence and increase theoretical insight in: 

  • cross-border reproductive movements and the influence of cultural elements on access to ART
  • especially for techniques which are unevenly available in Europe and therefore one of the cause of CBRC
  • the influence of new developments in the field of ART (such as egg banking) on mentality and attitudes in the population
  • new developments as symptoms of societal changes (such as social freezing, with its possible impact postponement of child bearing)
  • the evolution of the gamete donation practice and the interaction with socio-political elements national differences and the impact of legislation on the use and development of ART

News about the SIG in Focus on Reproduction

In the last issue of ESHRE's news magazine you can read about past and upcoming events

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