Borders, babies and biotechnologies: Cross border reproductive travel in Asia and Australia

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Cross border reproductive care involves the movement of patients across international borders to undertake reproductive treatments, usually to avoid restrictions on services such as commercial surrogacy, egg donation, or sex selection. This multisite anthropological study will explore reproductive travel between Australia, Thailand and India. Surveys combined with in-depth interviews will provide empirical data on: the extent of the trade in Asia, estimates of how many Australians are involved, cross cultural social attitudes and bioethical understandings. The research will generate new information relevant to bioethics, reproductive health, family formation, legal regulations and understanding the new Asian bioeconomies.
Effective start/end date14/03/1231/12/18


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$155,714.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$467,142.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$105,850.00
  • Monash University