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Reproductive Sociology Research Group

ReproSoc Open Access Publication Overview



Smietana, Marcin (2023). "LGBTQ+ parenthood through in vitro gametogenesis?" BioNews 1184:



Sandler, E. T. (2022). LGBTQ+ Inclusion at Universities: Testimonies and Recommendations from the ‘Out at Cambridge’ Study. In: K. Schnegg, C. Voithofer, M. Auer, & J. Tschuggnall (Eds.), Inter- und multidisziplinäre Perspektiven der Geschlechterforschung. Innsbrucker Gender Lectures IV (pp. 119–152). Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press. DOI: 10.15203/99106-067-3-08 

Sandler, E. T. (2022). Teaching and Learning Guide for: An overview of coming out research: Introducing a three-lens typology. Sociology Compass, e12982, 1–22. DOI: 10.1111/soc4.12982 

Sandler, E. T. (2022). An overview of coming out research: Introducing a three-lens typology. Sociology Compass, e12958, 1–48. DOI: 10.1111/soc4.12958. 

McMullen, H. and K. Dow. (2022). ‘Ringing the existential alarm: Exploring BirthStrike for Climate’. Medical Anthropology, published online August 2022.

O’Shaughnessy, A. (2022) ‘Triumph and concession? The moral and emotional construction of Ireland's campaign for abortion rights’ European Journal of Women’s Studies. Volume 29 Issue 2

Sandler, E. T. (2022). “LGBTQ+ Inclusion at Universities: Testimonies and Recommendations from the ‘Out at Cambridge’ Study”. In: K. Schnegg, C. Voithofer, M. Auer, & J. Tschuggnall (Eds.), Inter- und multidisziplinäre Perspektiven der Geschlechterforschung. Innsbrucker Gender Lectures IV (pp. 119–152). Innsbruck University Press.

Smietana, Marcin and Twine, France Winddance. 2022. Queer decisions: Racial matchingand stigma management among gay male intended parentsInternational Journal of Comparative Sociology: 1-21; 

Sandler, Elisabeth Theresa. 2022. “An overview of coming out research: Introducing a three-lens typology.” Sociology Compass (e12958):1–48.



Boydell, V., & Dow, K. (2021). Adjusting the analytical aperture: propositions for an integrated approach to the social study of reproductive technologiesBioSocieties, 1–26. Advance online publication.

Hopwood, N., Müller-Wille, S., Browne, J., Groeben, C., Kuriyama, S., van der Lugt, M., Giglioni, G., van de Wiel, L., et al. (2021). Cycles and circulation: a theme in the history of biology and medicine. Hist Philos Life Sci, 43 (3), 89. 

Kaur A, (2021). The Implications of the Gender Based Prohibitions Relating to Human Germline Genome Editing in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Vol 42, Issue 22, pp. 457-462. 

Kaur A, (2021). The Rise of Non-Traditional Pregnancies through Assisted Reproductive Technologies. British Journal of Midwifery, Vol 29, Issue 2, pp. 82-88.

Layne, L. (2020) Alternative Domesticities: Spatial Dynamism in the Home-Making of one Middle-Class, Heterosexual, American Single Mother by Choice, Home Cultures, 17:3, 173-204

Mackenzie, S. (2021), "Experiences of Gender and Sexual Minority Stress Among LGBTQ Families: The Role of Community Resilience and Minority Coping", LeBlanc, A.J. and Perry, B.L. (Ed.) Sexual and Gender Minority Health (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 21), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 181-206. 

O'Shaughnessy, A.C. (2021) "Triumph and Concession?: The Moral and Emotional Construction of Ireland's Campaign for Abortion Rights" in European Journal of Women's Studies.

Pralat, R. (2021). "Sexual identities and reproductive orientations: Coming out as wanting (or not wanting) to have children". Sexualities, 24(1–2): 276–294.

Pralat, R., Anderson, J., Burns, F. et al. (2021) Discussing parenthood with gay men diagnosed with HIV: a qualitative study of patient and healthcare practitioner perspectivesBMC Public Health 21, 2300

Smietana, M., Rudrappa, S. and Weis, C. (2021), "Moral frameworks of commercial surrogacy within the US, India and Russia." Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 29(1): 1-17; DOI: 10.1080/26410397.2021.1878674.

Taragin-Zeller, Lea, 2021. A Rabbi of One’s Own? Navigating Religious Authority and Ethical Freedom in Everyday Judaism, American Anthropologist ​

Twine, France Winddance and Smietana, Marcin. (2021). The Racial Contours of Queer Reproduction. In: Sallie Han and Cecília Tomori (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction, pp. 285-304. Routledge.



Van de Wiel, L. (2020). Freezing Fertility: Oocyte Cryopreservation and the Gender Politics of Aging. New York: New York University Press. Open access link: 

Van de Wiel, L., Wilkinson, J., Athanasiou, P., Harper, J. (2020). “The Prevalence, Promotion and Pricing of Three IVF Add-Ons on Fertility Clinic Websites.” Reproductive BioMedicine Online, July.

Pralat, R., Burns, F., Anderson, J. and Barber, T.J. (2020). "Can HIV‐positive gay men become parents? How men living with HIV and HIV clinicians talk about the possibility of having children", Sociology of Health and Illness.

Dow, K. and Lamoreaux, L. (2020). "Situated Kinmaking: Towards Environmental Reproductive Justice", Environmental Humanities. 12 (2): 475-491. 

Pralat, R. (2020)."Parenthood as intended: Reproductive responsibility, moral judgements and having children ‘by accident’". The Sociological Review, 68(1), 161–176.  

van de Wiel, L. (2020). "The Speculative Turn in IVF: Egg Freezing and the Financialization of Fertility." New Genetics and Society. Special Issue "Frozen: Social and Bioethical Aspects of Cryo-Fertility."



Dow, K. (2019). "Looking into the Test-Tube: The Birth of IVF on British Television", Medical History 63 (2): 189-208

Jent, K. (2019). "Stem Cell Niches" in: Fieldsights – Theorizing the Contemporary. Published online by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (April 25).

Merleau-Ponty, N. (2019). "Corps embryoïdes : biologie moléculaire et cellules vivantes". Ateliers d'anthropologie. number 46Jean-Luc Jamard, Gaëlle Lacaze et Margarita Xanthakou (dir.)

Merleau-Ponty, N. (2019). "A Hierarchy of Deaths. Stem Cells, Animals and Humans Understood by Developmental Biologists". Science as Culture. doi: 10.1080/09505431.2019.1579787

Smietana, Marcin. 2019. Procreative consciousness in a global market: Gay men’s paths to surrogacy in the USReproductive BioMedicine & Society Online, vol. 7 (Nov. 2018): 101-111. DOI:

van de Wiel, L. (2019). In Press. "The Datafication of Reproduction: Time-lapse Embryo Imaging and the Commercialisation of IVF.Sociology of Health and Illness. Special Issue  "Digital Health."



Dow, K. (2018). ‘Now She’s Just an Ordinary Baby’: The Birth of IVF in the British Press. Sociology53(2), 314–329. 

Frankfurth, Y. Mothers, Morality and Abortion: The Politics of Reproduction in the Formation of the German NationJournal of International Women’s Studies, 18(3), 51-65.

Harper, J., Baldwin, K., van de Wiel, L. and Boivin, J. (2018). “Campaign for UK Parliament to extend the 10-year storage limit on egg freezing". Bionews.  

Merleau-Ponty, N., Vertommen, S., and Pucéat M. (2018). "I6 Passages: On the Reproduction of a Human Embryonic Stem Cell Line from Israel to France". New Genetics and Society. doi:10.1080/14636778.2018.1548269

Pralat R. (2018). "More natural does not equal more normal: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people's views about different pathways to parenthood". Journal of Family Issues, 39(18), 4179-4203. 

Smietana, Marcin; Thompson, Charis and Twine, France Winddance. 2018. Making and breaking families: Reading queer reproductions, stratified reproduction and reproductive justice togetherReproductive Biomedicine & Society Online, vol. 7 (November): pp. 112-130. DOI:

Smietana, Marcin and Thompson, Charis (eds.) 2018. Making Families: Transnational Surrogacy, Queer Kinship, and Reproductive Justice. Special Issue of Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online, vol. 7 (November): 1-160.

van de Wiel, L. (2018). “Prenatal Imaging: Egg Freezing, Embryo Selection and the Visual Politics of Reproductive Time.” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience 4(2): 1-35.

van de Wiel, L. and Cromer, R. (2018). “Remaking Reproduction Conference: A Review” Somatosphere



Dow, K. (2017) ‘“The Men who Made the Breakthrough”: How the British press represented Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards in 1978’. Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online 4: 59-67.

Smietana, M. (2017). Affective de-commodifying, economic de-kinning: Surrogates’ and gay fathers’ narratives in U.S. surrogacy. In: Faircloth, Ch. & Gurtin, Z. ‘Making Parents: Reproductive Technologies and Parenting Culture across Borders’ Special Issue of Sociological Research Online 22(2): 6. DOI: 10.5153/sro.4312



Dow, K. (2016). 'What gets left behind for future generations? Reproduction and the environment in Spey Bay, Scotland', Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 22 (3): 1-17. 

Franklin, S. (2016). Special Issue of Reproductive Medicine and Society Online: IVF - Global Histories, Elsevier/Open Access (co-edited volume of 12 papers on IVF in cross-cultural perspective, with Marcia Inhorn).

Pralat, R. (2016). Between future families and families of origin: Talking about gay parenthood across generations. In S. Pooley and K. Qureshi (eds), Parenthood between generations: Transforming reproductive cultures (pp. 43-64). Oxford: Berghahn Books. 



Pralat R. (2015). Repro-sexual intersections: Sperm donation, HIV prevention and the public interest in semen. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 30(3), 211-219. 



Franklin, S. (2014). Rethinking reproductive politics in time, and time in UK reproductive politics: 1978‐2008. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 20(S1), 109-125.

Gürtin, Z. B. (2014) Assumed, promised, forbidden: infertility, IVF and fatherhood in Turkey. In Globalized Fatherhood. New York, New York: Berghahn.

Smietana, M., Jennings, S., Herbrand, C., and Golombok, S. (2014). 'Family relationships in gay father families'. In: T. Freeman, S. Graham, F. Ebtehaj & M. Richards M. (eds.) 'Relatedness in Assisted Reproduction: Families, Origins and Identities'. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

van de Wiel, L. (2014). For Whom the Clock Ticks: Reproductive Ageing and Egg Freezing in Dutch and British News Media. Studies in the Maternal. 6 (1). 

van de Wiel, L. (2014). The Time of the Change: Menopause’s Medicalization and the Gender Politics of Aging. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. 7 (1): 74-98. doi: 10.2979/intjfemappbio.7.1.74



Dow, K. (2013). Building a Stable Environment in Scotland: Planning Parenthood in a Time of Ecological Crisis. Parenting in Global Perspective: Comparative Studies in Kinship, Self and Politics, 36-50.

Franklin, S. (2013). From blood to genes? Rethinking consanguinity in the context of geneticization. Blood and kinship: matter for metaphor from ancient Rome to the present, 285-306. 

Franklin, S. (2013). In Vitro Anthropos: New Conception Models for a Recursive Anthropology?. Cambridge Anthropology31(1), 3-32.

Franklin, S. (2013). The HFEA in context. Reproductive biomedicine online26(4), 310-312.



Dow, K. (2012). "You're Gonna Get what you Pay for": Gay Parents and Transnational Surrogacy. Anthropology News, 53(4) 

Franklin, S. (2012). Anthropology of Biomedicine and Bioscience. In Sage Handbook of Social Anthropology (pp. 42-55). London: Sage.

Gürtin, Z. B. (2012). Assisted reproduction in secular Turkey: Regulation, rhetoric, and the role of religion. Islam and assisted reproductive technologies: Sunni and Shia perspectives.

Gürtin, Z.B. (2012). IVF Practitioners as Interface Agents between the Local and the Global: The localization of IVF in Turkey. In Reproductive Technologies as Global Form. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag.

Gürtin, Z. B., Ahuja, K., & Golombok, S. (2012). Emotional and relational aspects of egg-sharing: egg-share donors' and recipients' feelings about each other, each others' treatment outcome and any resulting children. Human reproduction27(6), 1690-1701.

Gürtin, Z.B. and Vayena, E. (2012). Reproductive Donation: Global Perspectives and Cultural Diversity. In Reproductive Donation: Bioethics, Policy and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Inhorn, M., & Gürtin, Z. B. (2012). Infertility and Assisted Reproduction in the Muslim Middle East: Social, Religious, and Resource Considerations. ObGyn Monograph, 24-29.

Pennings, G. and Gürtin, Z.B. (2012). The Legal and Ethical Regulation of Transnational Donation. In Reproductive Donation: Bioethics, Policy and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.