In collaboration with the Graduate Institute Geneva and the University of Geneva, IFPD participates in a research project on the issues linked to infertility – and associated stigmatization – in underprivileged areas in India and Nepal.
The project is financed by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS).
The objectives of the project are to:
- Examine infertility as a public health issue with its cultural, social, technological, and policy dimensions
- Envision possible actions for better access to prevention and treatment
- Advocate on this issue with government representatives
IFPD and its local partners are responsible for the data collection in the areas where they currently implement projects (Delhi, Bodhgaya, Kathmandu) to better understand the social stigma behind childlessness.