Cultural determinants influence assisted reproduction usage in Europe more than economic and demographic factors
Posted: 10 Oct 2017

A new paper by Patrick Präg and Melinda Mills in Human Reproduction asks 'To what extent do financial, demographic and cultural determinants explain the vast cross-national differences in ART treatments in Europe?'.

Abstract
STUDY QUESTION
To what extent do financial, demographic and cultural determinants explain the vast cross-national differences in ART treatments in Europe?
SUMMARY ANSWER
The normative cultural acceptance of ART is a major driver of ART treatments in Europe, above and beyond differences in country wealth, demographic aspects and religious composition.

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Patrick Präg is Postdoctoral Fellow in Life Course Research