Hélène MALMANCHE

Hélène MALMANCHE

CESPRA - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales 105 boulevard Raspail - 75006 - Paris

E-mail: h.malmanche@ehess.fr (work)


Discipline(s): Social anthropology - Sociology

Current position: PhD candidate - CESPRA, UMR 8036 - EHESS, Paris

Affiliation(s): Doctoral Network of Public Health

Curriculum

PhD student at CESPRA - UMR 8036, EHESS
Visiting scholar at CeFAP - Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Law, UCLouvain - Belgium
Registered Midwife at "Les Bluets" Maternity Hospital
Member of the French National College of Midwives
Member of the Public Health Doctoral Network - EHESP
Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
Co-founder of the social sciences research group EnCoRe (Engendrement, Corps, Relations)

Research

My thesis focuses on French donor-conceived families (sperm donation, oocyte donation, surrogacy) during the pre-conception period, pregnancy and the first months of the child's life. Thanks to a vast qualitative study conducted among infertility and obstetrics professionals in Belgium and France, and more than 80 French couples who have used a donation mostly abroad, this study aims to understand how the norms of third-party donor parenthood are gradually being instituted, both in terms of professional practices and kinship. A comparative study of the legal framework of Belgian and French family law from a sociological perspective, as well as the bioethical frameworks of these two countries completes the empirical analysis of this research.

Expertise

2017 - Contribution to the Report directed by Michèle Giroux and Jérôme Courduriès "Le recours transnational à la reproduction assistée avec don. Perspective franco-québécoise et comparaison internationale", research carried out with the support of the Mission de recherche Droit et Justice. Summary note (in French) available online.

Courses

2018-2019 Teaching at the School of Midwifery in Tours: "Professional practices in Belgium concerning gestational surrogacy"
2016-2018 Teaching at EHESS, Paris: "Practicing sociological interviews"
2012-2018 Teaching at the School of Midwifery at Foch Hospital: "Socio-anthropology of contemporary midwifery, birth and family"