PhD projects within the Human-Computer Interaction group at informatics and media.
Controlling the uncontrollable: the impact of reproductive health apps
Beatrice Tylstedt is a PhD student within the Swedish Research School of Management and Information Technology (MIT) and her research is part of the project ”Controlling the Uncontrollable: The Impact of Reproductive Health Apps on Experiences of Pregnancy, Healthcare Professionals’ Work and Data Governance” funded by the Swedish Research Council. The project studies the digital management of reproductive health and how it impacts individual experiences and social understandings of reproduction, fertility, sexuality and the body.
In her own work Tylstedt uses a critical feminist perspective, looking particularly at dimensions of power. Tylstedt approaches reproductive health apps as part of the broader FemTech Industry and connects research on the industry with that of user’s lived experience. Tylstedt’s research also studies the content of the apps themselves and looks at how knowledge, social values and norms are produced, reproduced and challenged within the apps.