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Fertility plans


How do women decide over their bodies and their reproductive health choices?


A globally extremely relevant question many governments wrap their heads around. In globalized societies fewer and fewer women decide to have kids and if they do, postpone it too much later than in the past. A situation that follows with its consequences, women naturally deciding to have fewer kids, but in addition having lower rates of success to conceive, due to a drop in fertility related to older age. 


The global multi-center study on women’s fertility plans in China, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US, asks  women about their reproductive decision-making and potential options:


  • The Swedish welfare state assumes that it is easy to have children, despite that the birthrate dropped significantly.

  • How do government incentives and child policies for (i.e. parental leave, financial support) impact family planning of young people in childbearing age?

  • Todays women choose to get pregnant later in life, in order to invest in themselves first through education and career.

  • Difference in attitude to freezing eggs between women and men?

  • If it is not possible to get pregnant, what do women / men think?

  • What are these couples willing to invest for having a child?

  • Why don't women today want to have children?

  • Why do young men not want any children?

  • How do young women and men define family?

  • How do young people in childbearing age describe what expectations there are of being a family?


Results of the study aim to inform public health officials, governments, companies, and families, and individual women and men themselves. We aim to improve women’s reproductive health care experience and reduce a constrain on either side of their family planning choices.



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