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Department of Sociology


Horizons is the University of Cambridge's research magazine.

In the latest issue of Horizons, Prof Sarah Franklin is one of the advisory editors for the "Spotlight on Reproduction", which explores ancient ideas of generation and new frontiers in fertility, asks how the womb sets us up for life and what influences the decision to have a baby – and looks at the inspiring work of researchers working in one of the busiest maternity hospitals in the world to help more women survive childbirth.

Several articles mention the Department of Sociology, including:

  • The big picture (p24) Professor Kathy Niakan talks about some of the major questions in reproduction affecting individuals, families and populations everywhere
  • Fertility futures (p26) Four decades after IVF was conceived in Cambridge, sociologists investigate the new ‘haves and have-nots’ in our fertility futures
  • (When) are you going to have children? (p38) What influences one of the most significant choices many people will ever make – and how has this changed over time?

You can read these online by downloading the PDF at the link below or via Issuu, and articles will be published online over the coming weeks.

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