Professor Inhorn agrees that Australian culture is a drawcard for Americans traveling overseas for IVF, combined with the comparatively lower costs. But she suggests that the idea of IVF ‘tourism’ is deceptive.

“I’m critical of the notion of tourism being a descriptor for this travel because often people don’t feel like they’re doing it touristically at all. They’re doing it out of need,” she said.

“It shouldn’t be called reproductive tourism. If anything, it’s reproductive exile.”