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Reproductive Sociology Research Group


Embodied Progress

A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception

Sarah Franklin

This new edition of Sarah Franklin’s classic monograph on the development of IVF includes two entirely new chapters reflecting on the relevance of the book’s findings in the context of the past two decades and providing a ‘state of the art’ review of the field today. Even more relevant today, in the context of rapid fertility decline and huge growth in the fertility industry, this book is an essential read for all social science academics and students with an interested in reproduction, kinship, and science and technology. It is also a valuable resource for practitioners working in the field of reproductive health.