Policy documents

Women’s Health Strategy consultation response

Manuela Perrotta and Josie Hamper responded to the UK government’s call for evidence to inform the forthcoming Women’s Health Strategy for England (June 2021). The submission focuses on the accessibility of information for fertility patients and the quality of evidence in the fertility sector. You can download the full document here:


Conference proceedings

  • Perrotta, M. and Hamper, J. (2022) P-266 Sharing time-lapse embryo videos with patients: recommendations to prevent patients’ unnecessary distress, Human Reproduction. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deac107.255
  • Perrotta, M., Geampana, A. and Hamper, J. (2019) O11 Integrating new biomedical technologies in IVF treatment: the case of time-lapse imaging, BMJ Open. Available online at: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/Suppl_1/A4.3
  • Geampana, A., Perrotta, M., Giraud, AS. and Hamper, J. (2018) The ethics of commercialization: a temporal analysis of newspaper coverage of IVF add-ons in the UK, Human Reproduction.

Academic journal articles

All of these articles are openly available and free to view/download. Listed by publication date:

  • Perrotta, M. and Hamper, J. (2022) Patient informed choice in the age of evidence-based medicine: IVF patients’ approaches to biomedical evidence and fertility treatment add-ons. Sociology of Health & Illness. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13581
  • Hamper, J. and Perrotta, M. (2022) Watching embryos: Exploring the geographies of assisted reproduction through encounters with embryo imaging technologies. Social & Cultural Geography. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2022.2073467
  • Geampana, A. and Perrotta, M. (2022) Accounting for complexity in healthcare innovation debates: Professional views on the use of new IVF treatments. Health. Available online at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/13634593221074874
  • Geampana, A. and Perrotta, M. (2021) Predicting Success in the Embryology Lab: The Use of Algorithmic Technologies in Knowledge Production. Science, Technology, & Human Values. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1177/01622439211057105
  • Perrotta, M. and Geampana, A. (2021) Enacting evidence-based medicine in fertility care: Tensions between commercialisation and knowledge standardisation. Sociology of Health and Illness. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13381 
  • Perrotta, M. and Hamper, J. (2021) The crafting of hope: Contextualising add-ons in the treatment trajectories of IVF patients. Social Science & Medicine. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114317
  • Perrotta, M. and Geampana, A. (2020) The trouble with IVF and randomised control trials: Professional legitimation narratives on time-lapse imaging and evidence-informed care. Social Science & Medicine. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113115