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Michelle Pentecost is a specialist medical doctor and holds a PhD in medical anthropology from Oxford, awarded in 2017. She completed her PhD as an affiliate of the 1000 Days project, with a research project that looked at the making of global health knowledge in relation to ‘the first thousand days’.

Sandra Manuel is Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Mozambique. She specialises in research on gender and sexuality.   Esmeralda Mariano is a Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Mozambique. Her research focuses on questions of infertility.

Nolwazi Mkhwanazi is a medical anthropologist who is interested in issues relating to gender and the politics of reproduction. She is based at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where she teaches courses in the anthropology of medicine and the body, medical anthropology, and ethnographic writing and analysis. Over the last two decades, Nolwazi has conducted long-term ethnographic research on early childbearing, kinship and care. She is the co-editor of Young Families: Gender, sexuality and care (HSRC Press 2017).