Facts

Contact person:
Ida Elisabet Hall
Financers:
  • Interreg European Regional Development Fund
Responsible at Malmö University:
Eva Elmerstig
Project members:
Affiliate:
  • Søren Ziebe (Rigshospitalet)
  • Lone Schmidt (Københavns Universitet)
Time frame:
01 May 2021 - 30 September 2022
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Website:
https://reprounion.eu/

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About the project

The overall purpose of our study is to shed light on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected individuals who are undergoing or have undergone assessment or treatment for involuntary childlessness, and their processes of trying to have children. The international research on involuntary childlessness in relation to the pandemic is mainly medical and quantitative. There is a lack of qualitative interview studies that explore the subject area on a more in-depth level. By conducting interviews with people who are undergoing or have undergone assessment or treatment for involuntary childlessness, we want to increase the understanding of how their process of trying to have children has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The study will include people who are under or have undergone assessment or treatment for involuntary childlessness in Skåne and the Copenhagen region during the pandemic. The interviews will address experiences of assessment and treatment of involuntary childlessness during the Covid-19 pandemic in relation to e.g. access to care, socioeconomic factors and intimate relationships. With this study, we want to contribute to the development of health-promoting information and care related to fertility, and reproductive and sexual health. The knowledge gained from this research project can be used by researchers, sexologists, midwives, physicians, psychologists and counselors who work with issues of involuntary childlessness and who meet people who are undergoing investigation or treatment.

The study is a subproject in ReproUnion; a comprehensive EU health project where the overall aim is to gain an increased understanding, preventing and improving the treatment of involuntary childlessness by conducting research and coordination of knowledge across national borders in Denmark and Sweden (www.reprounion.eu). 

Would you like to participate?

We are looking for people who are under, or have undergone, assessment or treatment for involuntary childlessness in Skåne and the Copenhagen region during the pandemic. Data will be collected through an interview that will address experiences of assessment and treatment of involuntary childlessness.

With this study, we want to contribute to the development of health-promoting information and care related to fertility, and reproductive and sexual health. Both you and your partner are welcome to participate. The study will include both heterosexual and same-sex couples. The interview will be conducted by telephone or at a place that we mutually agree upon.

Would you like to participate or get more information about the study? Please contact Ida Elisabet Hall via ida.hall@mau.se

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