Amalie Kynde Sommer, Isabella From Merenländer Sørensen, Simone Lærke Rieneck Albrechtsen & Nanna Wincentz Ludvig

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


There has been a significantly shift from premodern times, which has resulted in a loss of tradition to the way we see the elementary family today. In addition to this, the fertility of women is declining from the age of twenty which has resulted in an increase in the use of fertility treatment in Denmark, because women today are more likely to postpone having children. This paper investigates the correlation between the increasing use of fertility treatment and social individualization tendencies in the post traditional society and how fertility technology has an impact on society. Through our three interviews with women who have used or begun fertility treatment, we have attempted to achieve knowledge about their lives and reflections on using fertility treatment. This paper concludes that there are several reasons, which had an impact on the women not having children in their childbearing age. We can conclude that all of our interviewees have had focus on self-realisation within having children by traveling and experiencing. Due to this, one of the women, Christina, chose to have a child on her own, which can be seen in relation to Giddens’ term “the pure relationship”. This means having a relationship only for your own benefit. Moreover, the women have been struggling with all the options they are facing in the postmodern society. We can also conclude that the fertility technology is in between the soft and the anti-technological determinism, due to the fact that the technology shapes society as well as society constructs the technology.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 sep. 2015
VejledereAne Moltke


  • Fertility
  • Teknologideterminisme
  • Fertilitetsbehandling
  • Giddens