Single Mothers by Choice - Their Ethical Moment

14 February 2011, 12:00 - 14:00

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

Work -in- progress Seminar

Susanna Graham (Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge)

 

Abstract

In recent years there has been a rise in the number of women choosing to have a child without the involvement of a partner: the single mother by choice. However, this emerging family form has received much public debate and the ethics of the choice have been questioned. This seminar will explore the debate surrounding single motherhood be choice and will detail the rationale behind Susanna Graham own research project exploring the ethical decision making and experiences of single women in the UK choosing to use donor sperm to become mothers.

Susanna Graham has a background in medicine (MBBS) and Medical Antrhopology (MSc) and is currently a Wellcome Trust PhD student at the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge. Her PhD work examines the ethical choices women face and make when thinking about becoming single mothers by choice.



Open to all.  No registration required.

Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum seminar series.
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