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The Reproductive Life Plan in Midwifery Counseling

Information source: Uppsala University
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Condition(s) targeted: Delayed Childbearing; Pregnancy; Health Behavior; Lifestyle

Intervention: Reproductive Life Plan (Behavioral)

Phase: N/A

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Uppsala University

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Jenny Stern, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Uppsala University
Tanja Tydén, PhD, Study Director, Affiliation: Uppsala University
Margareta Larsson, PhD, Study Director, Affiliation: Uppsala University


Many women and men are at risk for sexual transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies and have unrealistic family planning intentions and insufficient knowledge of health promoting lifestyle prior to conception. Without sufficient support from the health care system this can lead to negative consequences. The aim of our study was to investigate if the usage of the Reproductive Life Plan in midwifery counselling increases women's knowledge of reproduction and particularly knowledge of folic acid intake prior to pregnancy. Secondary aims were to evaluate the influence on women's family planning and to further explore how women experienced the Reproductive Life Plan-based counselling.

Clinical Details

Official title: The Reproductive Life Plan in Midwifery Counseling

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Primary outcome: Knowledge of reproduction

Secondary outcome: Family Planning Intentions


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Female.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Visitor at the Student Health Clinic

Exclusion Criteria:

- Not speaking Swedish

- Male

Locations and Contacts

The Student Health Centre, Uppsala 753 10, Sweden
Additional Information

Home page of Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences at Uppsala University

Home page of the Student Health Centre

Related publications:

Moos MK. Unintended pregnancies: a call for nursing action. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2003 Jan-Feb;28(1):24-30; quiz 31. Review.

Sanders LB. Reproductive life plans: initiating the dialogue with women. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2009 Nov-Dec;34(6):342-7; quiz 348-9. doi: 10.1097/01.NMC.0000363681.97443.c4.

Johnson K, Posner SF, Biermann J, Cordero JF, Atrash HK, Parker CS, Boulet S, Curtis MG; CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Work Group; Select Panel on Preconception Care. Recommendations to improve preconception health and health care--United States. A report of the CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Work Group and the Select Panel on Preconception Care. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2006 Apr 21;55(RR-6):1-23.

Starting date: March 2012
Last updated: December 12, 2012

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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