Lauren Jade Martin is a sociologist and women’s and gender studies scholar who studies the social impact of assisted reproductive technologies. Her first book, Reproductive Tourism in the United States: Creating Family in the Mother Country (Routledge), explored the United States fertility industry as a global destination for people seeking out sex selection, surrogacy, egg donation, and other fertility treatments. While at the Alice Paul Center, Dr. Martin will be working on her current project, “Bodies, Babies, and Biological Clocks: Forecasting the Reproductive Future,” about the procreative decision-making of childless women. Dr. Martin is currently on sabbatical from Penn State University (Berks campus), where she is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies Minor Program Coordinator.
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