Communicating Reproduction: What has Research Taught us about the Psycho- Social Implications

10 March 2014, 17:00 - 18:30

Centre for Family Research Room 606 (Free School Lane) - Evening

Communicating reproduction: what has research taught us about the psycho-social implications of assisted reproductive technology – and what do we still need to know?

Eric Blyth (Professor of Social Work, University of Huddersfield. Co-chair of the British Association of Social Workers' Project Group on Assisted Reproduction)



More than 5 million children have been born worldwide as a result of assisted reproductive technology (ART) since the birth of Louise Brown in 1976, the first person born following in vitro fertilisation. It is generally recognised that technological developments, facilitating the utilisation of novel procedures, have proceeded at a much faster pace than our ability to assess their psycho-social implications for the families that have used ARTs to build their families, their children and for society more widely. This presentation will present a critical overview of the evidence emerging from psycho-social research and identify where relevant evidence is lacking and where future research needs to be focused.



Open to all. No registration required.

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