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Shifting Futures: Imagined Reproductive Futures in Sweden

Using assisted reproductive technologies as an analytical launching point, Shifting Futures: Imagined Reproductive Futures in Sweden, examines the current political moment in Sweden and the drastic socio-legal shifts currently occurring within the Nordic country.  This research focuses on young women’s (including trans-women) reproductive choices and reproductive decision-making as a lens through which to understand the intersections of far-right nationalism, anti-immigration policy, and recent drastic cuts to reproductive health care. This research will contribute insight into the current political moment in Sweden, providing guidance to policy-makers on the entanglements of immigration, politics, and socio-legal context in reproductive decision-making.

This project is Kelsey Marr’s doctoral research, housed at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. It is supervised by Dr. Susan Frohlick (Community, Culture, and Global Studies) and supported by the Forum for Gender Studies at Mid Sweden University (Sundsvall, Sweden).