Anthropology and the advent of IVF in the UK: a short story

The year 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of a ground-breaking paper that appeared in the UK journal Nature that presaged the advent of successful IVF procedures, and much else. This was the subject of a conference held under the title "In vitro human embryos: Interdisciplinary reflections on the first four decades". My paper was simply called "The view from social anthropology", the basic "work" of the paper being in the accompanying bibliography. It concerns developments in the English-speaking world, but hopefully is of wider interest.

IVF; New Reproductive Tecnologies; Kinship; Anthropology


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