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Cambridge Reproduction


I am a PhD student at the department of History and Philosophy of Science here in Cambridge. I have long been fascinated by reproductive health, and my research interests focus on the history of medicine, reproductive technologies, perceptions of fertility and gendered experiences of health care. During my MSci (also in HPS) I developed an interest in the historiography of medicine and technology and began to consider the underexplored role of history in reproduction. Under the supervision of Prof. Nick Hopwood, my PhD aims to construct the first sustained historiography of contraception. In recovering this strand of the history of histories of reproduction, I hope to shed light on the significance of history in negotiating technological innovation and highlight its practical importance in decisions about birth control.