Reproductive health indicators in the European Union: The REPROSTAT project

M. Temmerman, L. B. Foster, Philip Christopher Hannaford, A. Cattaneo, J. Olsen, K. W. M. Bloemenkamp, A. Jahn, M. Oliveira Da Silva

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

21 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Our objective was to develop a set of indicators for monitoring and describing reproductive health in the European Union (EU) that reflect common concerns of the different Member States. Ideally, the indicators would possibly draw upon existing data sources. The REPROSTAT project: (i) conducted a review of existing recommendations on reproductive health indicators; (ii) suggested a set of initial indicators in consultation with representatives from relevant outside agencies and organisations; and (iii) invited 200 reproductive health experts throughout Europe to review the provisional set of indicators. The feasibility of using the REPROSTAT indicators was tested for two countries, Italy and Germany. A final set of 13 core indicators was developed, as well as another recommended indicator and four that needed further development. The pilot use of the indicators in Italy and Germany provided useful information about availability of data in different Member States. The REPROSTAT project developed a set of reproductive health indicators believed to be of relevance for planning, prevention, and caring within the EU. Further, harmonisation of data from different Member States will be needed if the benefits of these indicators are to be fully realised. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

Keywords

  • reproductive health
  • sexual health
  • indicators
  • Europe
  • monitoring
  • CHLAMYDIA-TRACHOMATIS
  • PREVALENCE
  • PREGNANCY
  • WOMEN
  • RISK

Cite this

Reproductive health indicators in the European Union: The REPROSTAT project. / Temmerman, M.; Foster, L. B.; Hannaford, Philip Christopher; Cattaneo, A.; Olsen, J.; Bloemenkamp, K. W. M.; Jahn, A.; Oliveira Da Silva, M.

In: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Vol. 126, 05.2006, p. 3-10.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Temmerman, M. ; Foster, L. B. ; Hannaford, Philip Christopher ; Cattaneo, A. ; Olsen, J. ; Bloemenkamp, K. W. M. ; Jahn, A. ; Oliveira Da Silva, M. / Reproductive health indicators in the European Union: The REPROSTAT project. In: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 2006 ; Vol. 126. pp. 3-10.
@article{85fdc106820c4990840c6e5e6e76914e,
title = "Reproductive health indicators in the European Union: The REPROSTAT project",
abstract = "Our objective was to develop a set of indicators for monitoring and describing reproductive health in the European Union (EU) that reflect common concerns of the different Member States. Ideally, the indicators would possibly draw upon existing data sources. The REPROSTAT project: (i) conducted a review of existing recommendations on reproductive health indicators; (ii) suggested a set of initial indicators in consultation with representatives from relevant outside agencies and organisations; and (iii) invited 200 reproductive health experts throughout Europe to review the provisional set of indicators. The feasibility of using the REPROSTAT indicators was tested for two countries, Italy and Germany. A final set of 13 core indicators was developed, as well as another recommended indicator and four that needed further development. The pilot use of the indicators in Italy and Germany provided useful information about availability of data in different Member States. The REPROSTAT project developed a set of reproductive health indicators believed to be of relevance for planning, prevention, and caring within the EU. Further, harmonisation of data from different Member States will be needed if the benefits of these indicators are to be fully realised. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.",
keywords = "reproductive health, sexual health, indicators, Europe, monitoring, CHLAMYDIA-TRACHOMATIS, PREVALENCE, PREGNANCY, WOMEN, RISK",
author = "M. Temmerman and Foster, {L. B.} and Hannaford, {Philip Christopher} and A. Cattaneo and J. Olsen and Bloemenkamp, {K. W. M.} and A. Jahn and {Oliveira Da Silva}, M.",
year = "2006",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejogrb.2005.11.047",
language = "English",
volume = "126",
pages = "3--10",
journal = "European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology",
issn = "0301-2115",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Reproductive health indicators in the European Union: The REPROSTAT project

AU - Temmerman, M.

AU - Foster, L. B.

AU - Hannaford, Philip Christopher

AU - Cattaneo, A.

AU - Olsen, J.

AU - Bloemenkamp, K. W. M.

AU - Jahn, A.

AU - Oliveira Da Silva, M.

PY - 2006/5

Y1 - 2006/5

N2 - Our objective was to develop a set of indicators for monitoring and describing reproductive health in the European Union (EU) that reflect common concerns of the different Member States. Ideally, the indicators would possibly draw upon existing data sources. The REPROSTAT project: (i) conducted a review of existing recommendations on reproductive health indicators; (ii) suggested a set of initial indicators in consultation with representatives from relevant outside agencies and organisations; and (iii) invited 200 reproductive health experts throughout Europe to review the provisional set of indicators. The feasibility of using the REPROSTAT indicators was tested for two countries, Italy and Germany. A final set of 13 core indicators was developed, as well as another recommended indicator and four that needed further development. The pilot use of the indicators in Italy and Germany provided useful information about availability of data in different Member States. The REPROSTAT project developed a set of reproductive health indicators believed to be of relevance for planning, prevention, and caring within the EU. Further, harmonisation of data from different Member States will be needed if the benefits of these indicators are to be fully realised. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

AB - Our objective was to develop a set of indicators for monitoring and describing reproductive health in the European Union (EU) that reflect common concerns of the different Member States. Ideally, the indicators would possibly draw upon existing data sources. The REPROSTAT project: (i) conducted a review of existing recommendations on reproductive health indicators; (ii) suggested a set of initial indicators in consultation with representatives from relevant outside agencies and organisations; and (iii) invited 200 reproductive health experts throughout Europe to review the provisional set of indicators. The feasibility of using the REPROSTAT indicators was tested for two countries, Italy and Germany. A final set of 13 core indicators was developed, as well as another recommended indicator and four that needed further development. The pilot use of the indicators in Italy and Germany provided useful information about availability of data in different Member States. The REPROSTAT project developed a set of reproductive health indicators believed to be of relevance for planning, prevention, and caring within the EU. Further, harmonisation of data from different Member States will be needed if the benefits of these indicators are to be fully realised. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

KW - reproductive health

KW - sexual health

KW - indicators

KW - Europe

KW - monitoring

KW - CHLAMYDIA-TRACHOMATIS

KW - PREVALENCE

KW - PREGNANCY

KW - WOMEN

KW - RISK

U2 - 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2005.11.047

DO - 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2005.11.047

M3 - Editorial

VL - 126

SP - 3

EP - 10

JO - European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

JF - European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

SN - 0301-2115

ER -