Reproductive epidemiology focuses on events at various stages of the human reproductive process, including sperm production, menstrual cycling, ovulation, sexual interaction, conception, miscarriage, fetal growth, and growth and development of the infant.
Reproductive epidemiology research at Department of Clinical Epidemiology focuses on risk factors for reproductive disturbances. Exposures of interest in utero and in adulthood are medication, life style, psycho-social stress, chemical compounds, and air pollution. We study time to pregnancy as an outcome, as well as adverse outcomes for the fetuses and children ranging from malformations and miscarriages to development and reproduction in the next generation.
Currently, we are running the prospective cohort study SnartForældre.dk, the Nordic Cohort of Transgenerational Health Transmission (ProgEuro), and the FEPOS study.