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Azumi TSUGE,Ph.D. (Profile)

Education
March, 1996 Ochanomizu University Tokyo, Japan, Ph.D. in Anthropology
March, 1985 Saitama University Saitama, Japan, MSc in Biology
March, 1983 Saitama University Saitama, Japan, Bachelor in Science



Professional Positions (after 1999)
April, 2003-Present
Professor
Department of Sociology, Meijigakuin University, Tokyo

September, 2005-2011
Visiting Professor
Institution for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo

April, 2004-August,2005
Visiting Scholar
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and Institution for Research on Women and Gender Studies
Stanford University, California, USA



Selective award and grant
2013-2015
The Study of Women's Decision Making Processes on their Experiences of Pregnancy and Prenatal Tests (Tsuge, Azumi Principal Researcher)Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (Class B)

2009-2011
The Gender Analysis of Interrelationship Between Medical Technologies and Society: Focusing on Gene, Egg, and Fetus
(Tsuge, Azumi Principal Researcher) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (Class B)

2006-2008
The Gender Analysis of Interrelationship Between Medical Technologies and Society (Tsuge, Azumi Principal Researcher) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (Class B)

2002-2004
The Comparative Study of Women's Decision Making Processes in Prenatal Tests (Tsuge, Azumi Principal Researcher) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (Class C)

2000
Reproductive Technology as Culture : Narratives of Japanese Gynecologists Regarding Infertility Treatment
(Tsuge, A., published by Shorai Sha, 1998)
The 20th Yamakawa Kikue Commemoration Women’s Issues Incentive Prize (aka. The Yamakawa Kikue Award) from Yamakawa Kikue Commemoration Association

1996-1998
The Ethnography at Hospital Wards : With Recognition of Illness by Hospitalized Patients and Its Process of Formation at the Core (Tsuge, Azumi , Principal Researcher), Health Sciences University of Hokkaido) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (Class C)



Selective Publications in English
Tsuge Azumi 2015 Considering the Social Background of Prenatal Tests in Japan The Meiji Gakuin Sociology and Social Welfare Review, 145, pp.137-1

Mimura K., Kokado M., Hong, H., Chang C., and Tsuge A. 2014 “Patient-Centered Development? Comparing Japanese and Other Gynecological Examination Tables and Practices”, East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, Vol.8,No.3, pp.323–345.

Tsuge, A, and Hong Hyunsoo “Reconsidering ethical issues about ‘voluntary egg donors’ in Hwang's case in global context” New Genetics and Society, 30:3, 241-252, 2011.

Tsuge, A, “Life After Experiences of Infertility Treatment: Akirameru - The First Step for Empowering”, East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, Vol.2, No.3, pp.381-400, 2009.

Tsuge, A,  “How Japanese Women Describe Their Experiences of Prenatal Testing: Ultrasound, Maternal Serum Screening, and Amniocentesis”,  In M. Sleeboom-Faulkner ed. Frameworks of Choice: Predictive and Genetic Testing in Asia, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, Netherlands, pp.109-123, 2010. 

Tsuge, A, “Life After Experiences of Infertility Treatment: Akirameru —The First Step for Empowering” East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, Vol.3, No.1, pp.381-400, 2009. 

Tsuge, A, “How Society Responds to Desires of Childless Couples: Japan’s Position on Donor Conception” Bulletin of Institute of Sociology and Social Work, Meiji Gakuin University No.35,pp.21-34, 2005.

Tsuge, A, “Incorporation of Support for Infertility Treatment into Population Policy” The International Society for Gender studies vol.3,pp.9-34,2005.(Japanese with English Abstract)

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