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Child abuse and pregnancy planning within the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study - project description

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We aim to study whether there is an association between abuse during childhood and later pregnancy planning, and will investigate if an unplanned pregnancy is associated with adverse health outcomes for the child and the mother.


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Summary

Many women have experienced physical or sexual abuse during childhood and this abuse may have adverse short and long term consequences. Whether child abuse influences the risk of having an unplanned pregnancy in later life remains unclear.

We aim to study whether there is an association between abuse during childhood and later pregnancy planning, and will investigate if an unplanned pregnancy is associated with adverse health outcomes for the child and the mother. We will use data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study and the Medical Birth Registry of Norway.

The project is a collaboration between Akershus University Hospital and Uppsala University.

Project leader

  • Elisabeth Krefting Bjelland, Akershus University Hospital