Contemporary Issues in Fertility Control - 13 November 2019 - Bournemouth

Date: 13 Nov 2019

Start time: 09:00AM

End time: 04:30PM

Venue: Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre

89 Holdenhurst Road




Cost: Free

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Contemporary Issues in Fertility Control - 13 November 2019 - Bournemouth


  • Public Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Contraception

This event will examine the social, ethical, medical, policy and regulatory issues associated with all forms of fertility control.  It will also address the role of disruptive technology, the shift to ex ante responses to reproductive choice and wider intersectional/ equality concerns surrounding fertility control.  The event aims to bring together a range of interdisciplinary perspectives and stakeholders, including policy makers, parent groups, health providers, clinicians and a wide range of academics.  The aim of the day will be to identify new issues, future challenges and possible solutions for policy makers.

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The event is free but there are a limited number of spaces available. Please book early to secure your place at the conference:

Call for Papers:

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) to by the 30 August 2019.  Please include the following additional information:

  • Your full name and contact details
  • Your organisation
  • The title of your paper

We would be particularly interested in papers addressing the following issues:

  • Global disparities
  • Treatment of minority groups, intersectionality and gender burden.
  • Population control
  • Access to family planning and reproduction services
  • Artificial reproduction (eg access, quality control or ‘one at a time’ policies)
  • Fertility health
  • The use of nudges and incentives in reproductive healthcare
  • The use of prenatal screening/ testing as a form of fertility/ population control
  • The impact of disruptive technology & the future horizon
  • Lessons from the past

Paper selection will be confirmed to applicants by the 13 September 2019.



9.00-16.30 The event will consist of a series of key note plenary sessions with optional break out seminars.