Reproductive Health and Childbirth

Fertility, contraception, abortion, in vitro fertilisation, pregnancy, mammary gland development, menstruation and menopause, breast feeding, antenatal care, childbirth and complications of newborns

Includes studies of the effects of exposure to factors while in utero on the foetus or new borns.

Includes studies of ante and post natal care such as issues affecting new borns.

Studies of sexual health should be coded 50% Reproductive Health and Childbirth and 50% Infection.

May include studies of reproductive hormones.

If the study is about the long term effects on children or adults, where the foetus is not involved in the investigation, the Reproductive Health and Childbirth category should not be used.

It also excludes basic developmental studies in non-human models.