Monitoring reproductive health in Europe: what are the best indicators of reproductive health?

Albrecht Jahn, Kitty W. M. Bloemenkamp, Philip Christopher Hannaford, Jorn Olsen, Miguel Oliveira da Silva, Marleen Temmerman, Reprostat Steering Comm

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Setting up goals to monitor if the goals are achieved and to compare health performance over time and between regions is part of modern health care. A key part in this process is to choose the right indicators. The indicators in reproductive health should be selected on the basis of relevance and validity. They should be simple and action oriented because monitoring for the sake of monitoring alone may do more harm than good. We invite comments from the readers of Human Reproduction on a set of indicators suggested by Reprostat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2199-2200
Number of pages2
JournalHuman Reproduction Update
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • health policy
  • monitoring
  • reproductive health

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