Register Now, CCF Conference: “Conceiving American Families in the 21st Century: Reproductive Policies, Practices and Technologies”

Tue, February 13, 2018
Register Now, CCF Conference: “Conceiving American Families in the 21st Century: Reproductive Policies, Practices and Technologies”
CCF Conference: Register Now!

Register now for the Council on Contemporary Families 2018 conference, "Conceiving American Families in the 21st Century: Reproductive Policies, Practices and Technologies.”

Technology, medical advances, health policies, and social change have shaped the new frontier of reproductive health care. Those who receive and provide services face new possibilities, as well as uncharted risks. In contemporary US society, the concepts and lived realities of sex, gender, sexuality, parenthood, and family reflect increasingly more complex and inclusive definitions. With technological developments, medical interventions and growing inequality popularizing ideas like “fertility tourism” and “designer babies,” the need for research-based dialogue is paramount. At our highly interactive conference, leading scholars and practitioners will come together to address national issues as well as US reproductive health topics in a global context. With attention to access and affordability, as well as ethics and legality, this one-day conference will bring together a diverse group of experts — from fields such as medicine, law, psychology, sociology, and public policy — to discuss the rapidly growing field of reproductive science and health care.

UT Student and Faculty registration is free, but does not include lunch.

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Mary Ann Mason, Professor of the Graduate School, University of California-Berkeley, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Prof. Carole Joffe, Professor, Brixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at University of California, San Francisco

As well as other nationally known speakers on reproductive health and our own unique format of short talks and lively discussion.

The Council on Contemporary Families is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American families. Our members include demographers, economists, family therapists, historians, political scientists, psychologists, social workers, sociologists, communication scholars, as well as other family social scientists and practitioners.

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