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DIGCLASS Workshop: Social Implications of Medically Assisted Reproduction

This two-day workshop (24-25 November) brings together interdisciplinary experts working on Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) and its implications for fertility, socioeconomic inequality, child development, and ethics.

This workshop brings together selected experts currently working, from different disciplinary approaches, on Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) and its implications for a broad range of topics. The workshop will take place on 24th November (13.45-17.45 CET) and 25th November (09.30-14.00 CET). The speakers will gather at the JRC site in Seville. For those interested in following it online, webstreaming is open with no prior registration.

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Day 1

Day 2

We address the following topics in dedicated sessions:

  1. The role that assisted reproduction has on total fertility and whether the increasing use of these treatments can mitigate fertility decline
  2. Socioeconomic gaps in access to and use of assisted reproduction and the influence of barriers to access
  3. Child outcomes and maternal health in children conceived after assisted reproduction relative to those conceived naturally
  4. Ethical considerations around assisted reproduction and regulatory aspects
  • social inequality | reproductive health | medical research | population statistics
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  • Sevilla, Spain
  • Live streaming available


  1. 24 Nov 2022,
    01:45 PM - 05:45 PM CET
    Day 1
  2. 01:45 PM - 02:00 PM CET
    The Workshop in the context of DIGCLASS
    • Leire Salazar (JRC-EC)
  3. 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM CET
    Session 1: Fertility delay and contribution of MAR to total fertility

    Chair: Marta Seiz-Puyuelo (UNED)


    • Eva Beaujouan (University of Vienna)
    • Jenny Chanfreau (UCL)
    • Anna Šťastná (Charles University)
    • Cristina Suero (CSIC)
  4. 04:00 PM - 04:15 PM CET
  5. 04:15 PM - 05:45 PM CET
    Session 2: Barriers in MAR access and use

    Chair: Tatiana Eremenko (Universidad de Salamanca)


    • Jasmin Passet-Wittig (BIB)
    • Simone Johansen (RFF DK)
    • Marco Cozzani (Università di Bologna), Tatiana Eremenko (Universidad de Salamanca), Peter Fallesen (online, Stockholm University), Alice Goisis (UCL), Leire Salazar (JRC-EC), Marta Seiz (UNED)
  6. 25 Nov 2022,
    09:30 AM - 02:00 PM CET
    Day 2
  7. 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM CET
    Session 3: Child and parental wellbeing and child development after MAR

    Chair: Alice Goisis (UCL)


    • Anna Barbuscia (Ikerbasque/INED)
    • Lidia Panico (INED)
    • Maria C. Magnus (online, Norwegian Institute of Public Health)
    • Signe Opdhal (online, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
  8. 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM CET
  9. 11:45 AM - 01:45 PM CET
    Session 4: Ethical considerations around MAR

    Chair: Leire Salazar (JRC-EC)


    • Zeynep Gürtin (online, UCL)
    • Akash Kumar (MyOme, Inc)
    • Sara Lafuente (Goethe Universitat)
    • Julian Savulescu (University of Oxford)
  10. 01:45 PM - 01:55 PM CET
    Concluding remarks and implications for DIGCLASS
    • Leire Salazar (JRC-EC)

Practical information

Joint Research Centre
Edificio Expo, C. Inca Garcilaso, 3, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
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