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dc.contributor.authorPralat, Roberten
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-19T08:25:59Z
dc.date.available2017-09-19T08:25:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-03en
dc.identifier.issn1472-6483
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/267276
dc.description.abstractIn the scientific literature on fertility and assisted reproduction, and in the corresponding area of clinical practice, increasing attention has been paid to two groups: people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and gay men. However, research on fertility in the context of HIV focuses almost exclusively on heterosexual couples while studies on non-heterosexual reproduction rarely mention HIV – despite the fact that, in many western countries, HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) is higher than ever before and MSM are the only group where new HIV infections are on the rise. This article identifies links between reproduction, HIV and homosexuality, showing that, historically, they are closely intertwined, which has important implications for current issues facing HIV care and fertility services. Considering sex and parenthood as two different but related kinds of intimacy and kinship, the article discusses the dual role semen plays in sexually transmitted infection and in assisted reproduction. It reflects on the future of sperm donation and HIV prevention, asking whether two challenges that potentially face healthcare and medicine today – the shortage of ‘high-quality’ sperm and the ‘surplus’ of infected semen – could be addressed by a greater exchange of knowledge.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe article was written during a PhD studentship funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (award number: ES/J500033/1).
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectgay menen
dc.subjectHIV preventionen
dc.subjectreproductionen
dc.subjectsemenen
dc.subjectsexualityen
dc.subjectsperm donationen
dc.titleRepro-sexual intersections: sperm donation, HIV prevention and the public interest in semenen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage219
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameReproductive BioMedicine Onlineen
prism.startingPage211
prism.volume30en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.13280
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-11-25en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.rbmo.2014.11.007en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-03en
dc.contributor.orcidPralat, Robert [0000-0002-4968-9166]
dc.identifier.eissn1472-6491
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idESRC (ES/J500033/1)
cam.issuedOnline2014-12-01en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-03-01


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