Nexus Symposium: Sexual & Reproductive Health

Date/Time: Fri 05 May / 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Location: Lecture Theatre S12, 16 Rainforest Walk

NEXUS: Monash Social Science, Humanities and Medicine Network is pleased to invite you to the first Nexus symposium for 2017. This session brings together four distinguished speakers on the theme of Sexual and Reproductive Health:

Isabel Karpin
Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Technology Sydney
Title: Regulating behaviour: pregnant women as vectors of intergenerational harm and repair

Jayne Lucke
Director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society at La Trobe University and Honorary Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland
Title: “I’m a grown woman”: Ethical challenges for patients and providers in shared decision making about contraception

Andrea Whittaker
ARC Future Fellow, Convenor of Anthropology at the School of Social Sciences, Lead of the Health and Biofutures Focus Program, Faculty of Arts, Monash University
Title: Thai international surrogacy as a disruptive industry

Catherine Mills
Associate Professor of Bioethics and ARC Future Fellow in the Monash Bioethics Centre, Monash University
Title: FASD, maternal responsibility and social vulnerability

Date: Friday 5 May 2017
Time: 9:30am – 12:45pm
Location: Lecture Theatre S12, 16 Rainforest Walk, Monash University Clayton campus
RSVP: by Monday 1 May 2017, book here.

Registration is free. Morning tea will be provided.

Further information: Please contact Ella Dilkes-Frayne at

LUNCH: You are also invited to join the speakers for a pay-as-you-go lunch at Taste Baguette (on campus) following the symposium. Please RSVP for lunch separately to by Monday 1 May 2017 so we can book accordingly.

We look forward to seeing you there.

This event is hosted by NEXUS: Monash Social Science, Humanities and Medicine Network.

Nexus is a network of scholars across Monash University and beyond working in the social sciences, humanities and medicine. Through meetings, events and digital networking, Nexus builds a lively intellectual community for theory-oriented inquiry into health, illness and biomedicine.

On behalf of Nexus Convenors Axel Fliethmann, Adrian Carter, Claire Spivakovski and Ella Dilkes-Frayne. 

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