Publication details for Professor Kate HampshireHampshire, K. & Simpson, R. (2015). Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Third Phase: Global Encounters and Emerging Moral Worlds. Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality, Volume 31. New York: Berghahn Books.
- Publication type: Edited book
- ISSN/ISBN: 9781782388074
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Following the birth of the first “test-tube baby” in 1978, Assisted Reproductive Technologies became available to a small number of people in high-income countries able to afford the cost of private treatment, a period seen as the “First Phase” of ARTs. In the “Second Phase,” these treatments became increasingly available to cosmopolitan global elites. Today, this picture is changing — albeit slowly and unevenly — as ARTs are becoming more widely available. While, for many, accessing infertility treatments remains a dream, these are beginning to be viewed as a standard part of reproductive healthcare and family planning. This volume highlights this “Third Phase” — the opening up of ARTs to new constituencies in terms of ethnicity, geography, education, and class.