To mark the International Women’s Day, we are happy to introduce an Emerging Issue Brief on Infertility. As the authors Siri Tellier and Josephine Obel write, infertility is not a new problem. However, in the last decade it has attracted increasing attention, focusing on three concerns:
- A medical/clinical concern that an increasing number of couples are seeking Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) and that some risk factors for infertility are increasing.
- An economic/demographic concern regarding decreasing birth rates, leading to reduced labor force.
- A human rights concern that couples have fewer children than they wish.
Download the brief here.