Future families: the social and psychological outcomes of emerging assisted reproductive technologies for individuals, families and society


  • Prof Susan Golombok

    University of Cambridge

Project summary

Advances in assisted reproductive technologies in combination with recent legislative changes are giving rise to new family forms that would not otherwise have existed. These include gay fathers with children born through surrogacy and egg donation, and the increasing numbers of children being born through egg-sharing, egg-freezing and intra-family donation. Professor Golombok is gathering empirical data on the impact of advances in assisted reproduction as they emerge in order to address the ethical issues that they raise, and inform the development of policy and practice.