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Cambridge Reproduction


Tara is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology at Cambridge. Her PhD project is a part of the programme of the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc) and is funded by the Wellcome Trust. With her PhD project, under the supervision of Prof Sarah Franklin, she aims to examine how involuntarily childless couples, men in particular, can access and do actually use assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in the socio-cultural, legal, religious and medical context of contemporary Iran. Through her ethnographic study she hopes to bring new insights into (in)fertility and men’s perceptions of fertility and reproductive precarity in the use of ARTs in Iran and how this relates to dominant notions of masculinity.