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Research interests: the social significance of assisted reproductive technologies, surrogacy, migration, religion, social norms, family and kinship studies, sociology of religion, family sociology, sociology of reproduction and gender, medical sociology, science and technology studies, comparative policy analysis, inequalities, marginalisation and poverty.
Objectives: Women's healthcare is a potential source of cross-cultural conflicts. Diverging values between healthcare providers and patients challenges the provision of culturally sensitive care and meeting migrant women's needs. The aim is to investigate healthcare providers' values in relation to sexual and reproductive rights, gender equality, m...
This article employs the concept of respectability and the discursive representation of gender equality policies to discuss how surrogacy is represented in Nordic parliamentary debates and policy documents. The article’s objective is to study how respectability, problems and equality are represented and discursively and rhetorically produced throug...
This article comparatively studies intersections between biopolitics and religion in Finnish and Norwegian parliamentary debates on assisted reproductive technologies and biotechnology. In both countries, references to religion have been prevalent in policy processes and parliamentary debates on these issues, with Christian Democrats actively promo...
In this essay, Eriksson compares how religious arguments are used in statements on assisted reproductive technologies and surrogacy by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and the Orthodox Church of Finland. The study is a discourse analysis of the role of religious beliefs, religious norms, ethics and human rights discourse in statements by...
Funded by the Academy of Finland and the Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation (2014-2019) at Åbo Akademi University