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Diane Tober, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
DepartmentInstitute for Health Aging
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-502-5200
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    UC Berkeley/UCSFPhD2000Medical Anthropology

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    Medical Anthropologist. Areas of research and publication include: Family Planning; Afghan Refugees; LGBTQ Families; Sperm, Egg and Kidney Donation/Sale; Reproductive Technologies and Bioethics; Cross-border Fertility Travel; Sexuality and Gender; Critical Medical Anthropology; Reproductive Health Policy; Mixed Methods Research; Documentary Film; Iran, Middle East, Spain, US.


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    Decisions and Experiences of Egg Providers
    UCSF RAP Individual Investigator Grant Dec 1, 2015 - Jul 1, 2017
    Role Description: This pilot research explores how women decide to become oocyte donors, their experiences with egg donation process, their satisfaction with their decision, and perceptions of children born from their eggs. Through qualitative, open-ended, semi-structured interviews, combined with quantitative surveys, data from this research can be used to increase egg donor satisfaction and improve informed consent.

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    1. Tober, Diane M. Romancing the Sperm: Shifting Biopolitics and Alternative American Families. 2018.
    2. Tober, Diane M. and Michal Nahman. Beyond Bioavailable Bodies: Reproductive Work and Cross-border Family Making. 2018.
    3. Tober, DM. “My Body is Broken Like My Country”: Identity, Nation, and Repatriation among Afghan Refugees in Iran. Iranian Studies. 2007; 2(40).
    4. Tober DM, Taghdisi MH, Jalali M. "Fewer children, better life" or "as many as God wants"? Family planning among low-income Iranian and Afghan refugee families in Isfahan, Iran. Med Anthropol Q. 2006 Mar; 20(1):50-71. PMID: 16612993.
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    5. Tober, DM. Children in the Field and the Methodological Challenges of Research in Iran. Iranian Studies. 2004; 4(37):643.
    6. Nachtigall R, Becker G, Tober D, Friese C, Butler A. Parents' Conceptualization of their Frozen Embryos. Fertility and Sterility. 2003; 3(80):49.
    7. Tober, Diane M . Semen as Gift, Semen as Goods: Reproductive Workers and the Market in Altruism. Body and Society. 2001; 7(2-3):137.
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