Trudie Gerrits de l'Université d'Amsterdam donnera une conférence dans le cadre du cours de Master "Santé, sexualité et reproduction: regards anthropologiques" de Irene Maffi.
Infertility, or involuntary childlessness, can have drastic consequences for affected women and men worldwide, but has for a long time been fully neglected in reproductive health programs. Women - and sometimes men - try to find a solution for this problem in different ways. Consequences and possible solutions are strongly dependent on the socio-cultural, political, economic and health care context. Increasingly, people also travel to African countries for IVF and related treatments. In today's session, we will examine the social construction of infertility and childlessness and the use of (traveling) assisted reproductive technologies in different contexts in the global south, with a focus on two African countries where Trudie Gerrits did research (Mozambique and Ghana).
Trudie Gerrits is Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Amsterdam. Since 1993 most of her own research, publications and supervision of several PhD and Masters theses are related with reproduction, and infertility and assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in particular. She conducted research in this field in Sub-Saharan Africa (Mozambique and Ghana) as well as in the Netherlands.
Merci de contacter email@example.com pour recevoir le lien ZOOM.