Contraception After IVF
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.
Professor Judith Stephenson