The Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR), a subgroup of the Society for Medical Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association, recently completed a website overhaul! Visit the new website here.
CAR’s mission is to build strong and active networks among practitioners, researchers, teachers, trainers, activists, policy makers, scholars and others interested in the anthropology of reproduction in its many permutations. CAR has members in countries across the globe and in professions at the center of and well beyond anthropology.
CAR’s Advocacy Committee encourages anthropologists to join with activists and to offer our skills, services, and research results to allies who work to improve reproductive health and rights around the world. CAR members speak many languages and are from and/or have worked in dozens of countries, including the United States. Our collective expertise covers issues such as mothering, childbearing, infertility, midwifery, contraception, abortion, adoption, new reproductive technologies, and the local effects of global policies.
Among other updates, they have added great new imagery to their site making it more engaging to a wider audience, added a New Publications page and expanded their Links page to include links to the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative, Raising Women’s Voices, and DONA International among many others.
Interested in becoming a member? See the Membership page for more information on how to join. Students and professionals, both within and outside of academia, are welcome!