EGA Institute for Women's Health


Annette Thwaites

Annette Thwaites, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Institute for Women's Health,UCL












Project title

Contraception After IVF

Project description 

This research aims to better understand the contraceptive needs of women after successful IVF pregnancy in order to improve service delivery and prevent unplanned and rapid-repeat pregnancies, which are associated with worse outcomes for mother and child. Phase one comprised of a qualitative study of views of women who have had spontaneous pregnancies after successful IVF. Phase two is a postnatal contraception survey, looking at the rates and patterns of postnatal contraception use in women and whether this is influenced by how the pregnancy was conceived.

Start date

January 2020

Primary supervisor 

Professor Judith Stephenson

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