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Planning a family

Leigh, Jennifer S, Busschaert, N., Haynes, Cally J. E., Hiscock, Jennifer R., Hutchins, Kristin, von Krbrek, Larissa, McConnell, Anna J., Slater, Anna, Smith, David, Draper, Emily R. and others. (2022) Planning a family. Nature Reviews Chemistry, . E-ISSN 2397-3358. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:96770)

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We have all either been asked or seen others asked: “So when are you going to have children?” –at family gatherings, as a casual aside by colleagues, or even by complete strangers. There is societal judgement around having children, not having children, when to have children, and how many children to have. Even if we put aside the recent US Supreme Court decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade decision and with it remove long-held rights around access to abortion in the US, there are numerous other ways in which reproductive choices are becoming weaponised, and what may seem to some an innocuous question is racialised, gendered, and loaded.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Family, science, planning, pregnancy, laboratory, chemistry
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Chemistry and Forensics
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Funders: UK Research and Innovation (
Royal Society of Chemistry (
Depositing User: Jennifer Leigh
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 11:59 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 11:26 UTC
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