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On Ice: the impact of vitrification on the use of eggs in fertility treatment
(Portland Press, 2019-10-21)
The possibility to freeze sperm and embryos has long been available to men and women facing infertility as a result of an illness or medical treatment. However, the ability to successfully cryopreserve human eggs is ...
The Lived Experience of Klinefelter Syndrome: A Narrative Review of the Literature
(Frontiers Media SA, 2019)
Patient perceptions of living with severe asthma: Challenges to effective management
(JACI in Practice, 2019-06-06)
Background: The management of severe asthma poses many challenges related to treatment, adherence and psychosocial morbidity. There is little direct data from the patient perspective to understand and negotiate the ...
Materialising the perfect egg 'donor': examining the work of screening technologies in clinical, commercial and counselling practices
Within Europe, fertility treatment using donor eggs is increasing, with demand coming from a diverse and growing number of recipients, including older women and gay male couples. Within the EU, the practice is governed by ...
Genetics, heritability and family histories: materialising the healthy egg donor in clinical screening practices
Media reporting of a small number of high profile cases in which serious genetic conditions have been inadvertently passed from donor to offspring serve to generate ideas about the potential for genetic risk in donor ...
Representing 'altruistic donation' in Europe: an analysis of fertility clinic websites in the UK, Belgium and Spain
European regulation on advertising for egg providers makes clear the need to ensure that principles of voluntary and unpaid donation (VUD) are upheld at the country level (ref). Across Europe this requirement is differently ...
Egg donation imaginaries: embodiment, ethics, and future family formation
This paper considers the sociological utility of the ‘imaginary’ for understanding how a growing number of women who seek to conceive using donated eggs might make sense of their future desires, hopes and ambivalences. By ...
Conducting dyadic, relational research about endometriosis: A reflexive account of methods, ethics and data analysis
Despite a growing literature on the value of relational data in studies of social phenomena, individuals still commonly constitute the basic unit of analysis in qualitative research. Methodological aspects of interviewing ...
Investigating the cultural, political and moral framing of egg donation: an interdisciplinary study of the UK, Belgium and Spain.
Donated eggs are now used in over 25,000 IVF treatment cycles in Europe, creating over 7000 babies per year yet evidence about the motivation, decision making and experiences of women who provide eggs, the views of clinicians, ...