Emerging assisted reproduction markets in Southern Africa

  • Whittaker, Andrea (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Manderson, Lenore (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hammarberg, Karin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gerrits, Trudie (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This anthropological study aims to investigate the global networks and emerging markets for assisted reproduction in Southern Africa. It will focus upon the mobilities of patients to South Africa for assisted reproduction and mobility of ova providers, gametes, embryos and medical staff across Africa and to and from Australia. This ethnographic study includes an analysis of the development of the industry, surveys of the numbers of international patients travelling to clinics in South Africa and interviews with staff, patients, gamete donors, and facilitating agencies. This study is anticipated to provide theoretical insights on the social impacts of reproductive travel across national borders for improved public policy responses.
Short titleEmerging reproductive markets
Effective start/end date20/12/2019/12/24


  • assisted reproduction