Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health

Based in the School of Global Studies, the Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health (CORTH) focuses on analyses of the intersections between cultures of human reproduction, social identities, health and technologies.

Framed by a specific interest in the processes of power and addressing health inequities, it promotes research on the social, medical, public health, legal, and moral lenses through which reproductive health is perceived, produced, concretised and articulated (for instance, through new policies, engagement with new technologies, new forms of social relations in reproduction). With its unique focus on cultural-ethnographic perspectives, the centre facilitates knowledge transfer partnerships between anthropologists, social and human scientists, health researchers, medical professionals, practitioners, legal activists and policy makers working internationally on critical issues in global maternal, sexual reproductive health (SRH), emerging technologies and health and human rights. A specific aim is to foster international dialogue on ‘Southern’ analytic models and practices.

Impact and Engagement
CORTH Submission of qualitative research evidence on prenatal sex-selective abortion in India and the UK, December 2017 [PDF 176.68KB]

Submitted to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health: Abortion in the Developing World and the United Kingdom.


Contact CORTH

Director of CORTH: Professor Maya Unnithan

CORTH contact email: corth@sussex.ac.uk

Twitter: @CORTHSussex

Address: Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health
School of Global Studies | University of Sussex | Arts C | Brighton BN1 9SJ | United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1273 876513


Banner images: credited to Unnithan Res-062-23-1609 except nutrition image: "Nutrition training in the Peruvian Andes" (Bronwen Gillespie, 2012)