Fertility Tourism: Circumventive Routes That Enable Access to Reproductive Technologies and Substances

  title={Fertility Tourism: Circumventive Routes That Enable Access to Reproductive Technologies and Substances},
  author={Sven Michael Bergmann},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={280 - 289}
  • S. Bergmann
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
“Fertility tourism” is a journalistic eye‐catcher focusing on the phenomenon of patients who search for a reproductive treatment in another country in order to circumvent laws, access restrictions, or waiting lists in their home country. In Europe, the reasons why people seek reproductive treatments outside their national boundaries are quite diverse, in part because regulations differ so much among countries. Beginning with four examples of people who crossed borders for an in vitro… 
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