IVF at Work

In this research project, I am particularly interested in examining women's experiences of undergoing fertility treatment while continuing in employment and considering the role of employers and organisations in mediating these experiences. 

The strains between women's fertility and women's careers are complex and I would like to focus specifically on the following tensions: 

 (i)  the timing of declining fertility and the ways careers are structured around merit and seniority; (ii) the known negative effect of stress on fertility and the demands on managers; and  (iii)  finally the rights to employment protection for women undergoing treatment hinging upon the body’s relation to the embryo.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please see the call for participants above.