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Is gender stifling our scientific imaginations? Liberty Barnes at TEDxCambridgeUniversity

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Published on Apr 7, 2014

Looking at how infertility has been treated throughout the ages, Liberty takes us through the ways our medical technologies have been developed, based around certain tropes of gendered roles. Using reproductive technologies as her case, she asks whether gender has stifled our scientific imaginations.

Dr. Liberty Barnes is a member of the Reproductive Sociology Research Group, under the Department of Sociology at Cambridge University. She specialises in gender relations, especially in 'masculinity' and seeks to bridge both biological and social approaches to gender study.

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