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Lone Schmidt

Lone Schmidt

Professor WSR, MD, PhD, DMsc

Primary fields of research

Reproductive health, focus on infertility and involuntary childlessness, medically assisted reproduction and family formation after assisted reproduction.

Current research

  • Programme coordinator (PI) for the research group, Reproductive Health, Section of Social Medicine
  • Programme coordinator for The Copenhagen Multi-centre Psychosocial Infertility (COMPI) Research Programme. The COMPI group involves 20 junio and senior researchers from University of Copenhagen; Cardiff University, UK; Chapman University, CA; Porto University and Gomeira University, Portugal; University of Southern Denmark; Aalborg University. Collaboration with the fertility clinics at Odense University Hospital, the Regional Hospital Brædstrup and The State University Hospital in Copenhagen.
  • Psychiatric disorders, infertility and medically assisted reproduction. PL: Lone Schmidt. Register-based national cohort study.
  • Family histories and establishing of daily life after fertility treatment. PI: Lisbeth B Knudsen, Aalborg University. Collaboration project based on COMPI data.
  • Collaborative projects on Stress and infertility
  • Collaborative projects on solo-mothers - family formation without a father
  • Forthcoming collaborative project on Prevention of infertility



  • Medical sociology
  • Supervision of bachelor and master theses

 BA and MA in Public Health

  • Social epidemiology and public health
  • Elective course: RFertility and health
  • Supervisor of bachelor and master theses


  • Reproductive health
  • Infertility and assisted fertilization
  • Prevention of reduced fertility
  • Family formation


Selected publications

  1. Published

    Family intentions and personal considerations on postponing childbearing in childless cohabiting and single women aged 35-43 seeking fertility assessment and counselling

    Birch Petersen, K., Hvidman, H. W., Sylvest, R., Pinborg, A., Larsen, E. C., Macklon, K. T., Andersen, A. N. & Schmidt, L. 2015 In : Human Reproduction. 30, 11, p. 2563-2574 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  2. Published

    Are repeated assisted reproductive technology treatments and an unsuccessful outcome risk factors for unipolar depression in infertile women?

    Sejbaek, C. S., Pinborg, A., Hageman, I., Forman, J. L., Hougaard, C. Ø. & Schmidt, L. 3 Aug 2015 In : Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica. 94, p. 1048-1055 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. Published

    Sociodemographic characteristics and attitudes towards motherhood among single women compared with cohabiting women treated with donor semen: a Danish multicenter study

    Salomon, M., Sylvest, R., Hansson, H., Andersen, A. N. & Schmidt, L. 2015 In : Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 94, 5, p. 473-481 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. Published

    Costs of medically assisted reproduction treatment at specialized fertility clinics in the Danish public health care system: results from a 5-year follow-up cohort study

    Christiansen, T., Erb, K., Rizvanovic, A., Ziebe, S., Mikkelsen Englund, A. L., Hald, F., Boivin, J. & Schmidt, L. Jan 2014 In : Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 93, 1, p. 64-72 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  5. Published

    Demographic and medical consequences of the postponement of parenthood

    Schmidt, L., Sobotka, T., Bentzen, J. G. & Nyboe Andersen, A. Feb 2012 In : Human Reproduction Update. 18, 1, p. 29-43 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  6. Published

    Fertilitet og sundhed

    Schmidt, L. (ed.) & Pinborg, A. (ed.) 2012 København: Munksgaard .

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

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