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Embodied Ecologies: An Ethnographic Study of Reproductive Toxicity, Infertility, Endometriosis and Delayed Childbearing

Project description

Dealing with infertility within the context of an ecology of the body

Declining birth rates over the last decades have brought Europe into the midst of a demographic crisis. So far, infertility has been treated as a public health issue with social implications. The EU-funded EndoReproTox project will reframe the study of infertility by considering reproductive health as an environmental issue. Aiming at having a positive impact on health policy, public awareness and anthropological theory, EndoReproTox will approach health as an ‘embodied ecology’ instead of a product of individual choices and behaviours. The project will attempt to trace the links between exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), infertility and endometriosis and will focus on understandings of causality in people’s decisions about fertility and childbearing.


Net EU contribution
€ 160 932,48
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 160 932,48