Project Archives

Research projects

  1. Understanding Periods and Pelvic Health Over Time

    This study aims to better understand what period, pelvic, and gynaecological health symptoms people experience on a day-to-day basis, and what impact this has on their wellbeing (e.g., mental health, physical activity, ability to do daily tasks). We are also interested in your experiences (or not) of seeking information about these symptoms. The information you […]

  2. Wales Severe Period Pain Is Not Normal (SPPINN) Study

    The Wales SPPINN Study is a Health and Care Research Wales funded project that aims to better understand and improve the identification and management of severe period pain, for menstruating individuals of all ages. The project is co-produced with public and professional partners across Wales. See the poster below to learn more! To sign up […]

  3. Severe Period Pain is Not Normal – SPPINN Course

    A common yet neglected condition contributing to inequalities for girls, women and people assigned female at birth is severe period pain (SPP). The NHS defines SPP (or dysmenorrhea) as period pain so severe it interferes with people’s ability to focus, move, and sleep. SPP begins around puberty, continues throughout reproductive life and affects up to […]

  4. Psychosocial care for unsuccessful fertility treatment (PCUFT)

    For many fertility patients, assisted reproduction represents their last chance to achieve parenthood. In the UK, 58% of people who started In Vitro Fertilisation treatment between 1999 and 2008 did not achieve a live birth after three complete cycles. The proportion of people who do not achieve parenthood with ART may vary across countries due […]

  5. FertiSTAT Fertility Status Awareness Tool

    Research shows that people do not behave optimally when it comes to their fertility. First, negative lifestyle habits (e.g., illicit drug use, alcohol consumption) or indicators of such [e.g., obesity, sexually transmitted infections) have increased markedly over the past decade especially in young people. Second, people do not seek help in a timely fashion when […]

  6. Drawing Out

    DrawingOut Invisible Diseases uses step-by-step metaphor-based drawing exercises to help people express and share their thoughts and feelings about their condition.

  7. Treatment Planning and Continuation Intervention

    The Treatment Planning and Continuation Intervention was developed to support healthcare professionals and patients discuss and plan multi-cycle fertility treatment. People starting fertility treatment (e.g., assisted reproductive techniques, ART) generally have strong intentions to continue with treatment until they become parents, and about 60% of people will attain this goal if they do multiple cycles […]

  8. FertiQoL Fertility Quality of Life

    FertiQoL is the first internationally validated instrument to measure quality of life in individuals experiencing fertility problems. Created in partnership with The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) with support from leading pharmaceutical company, Merck-Serono S.A.. Best practice in fertility care involves a comprehensive approach […]

  9. Fertility Education Initiative

    The Fertility Education Initiative is to develop resources to support increased awareness of fertility and reproductive issues in young people, including resources for educators.

  10. MyJourney

    Step-by-step support to help people living with an unfulfilled wish for children based on Contextual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy