Unscientific knowledge and the egg aging panic

- KAKENHI research plan (2017-2019) #17K02069
TANAKA Sigeto <http://tsigeto.info/office.html>
(Tohoku University)
URI: http://tsigeto.info/egg/
PDF brochure: http://tsigeto.info/18k



In 2010s Japan, there has been a panic about people's lack of knowledge about infertilituy and human reproduction. Professionals in the field of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive medicine have contributed to the panic through so-called “egg aging” (ransi no rouka) campaign. This research project investigates such unscientific knowledge that were used in the campaign to uncover (1) how it was made, used, and authorized and (2) how it affected public opinion and policies in Japan.


Research results

Project “Unscientific Knowledge and the Egg Aging Panic” Research Report



Information Sources


Tohoku Univ / School of Arts and Letters / Innovative Japanese Studies / TANAKA Sigeto

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