Prevention of infertility and its consequences

During the last several decades, couples in the Western world have postponed family formation to ages that increases the risk of infertility, pregnancy loss, staying childless or having smaller families than desired. 

Studies show that overall,  the population's knowledge of fertility and risk factors for infertility and pregnancy loss is not sufficient. Further, a limited number of studies indicate that pregnancy loss and repeated pregnancy loss are severe risk factors for poorer mental health as e.g., depression. There is a lack of intervention studies aiming at reducing the negative psychosocial impact of pregnancy loss.  

Research program

We aim to develop, implement and evaluate different educational intervention studies in order to increase the population's fertility knowledge. In the long run, we hope to contribute to the prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss. Further, we aim to develop, implement and test interventions in order to reduce the negative psychosocial consequences of pregnancy loss.  

Contact: Lone Schmidt, Emily Koert, Gert Martin Hald, Gritt Marie Hviid Malling, Henriette Svarre Nielsen, Juliana Pedro, or Mariana Veloso Martins.