Development of a core set of indicators to monitor reproductive health across the lifecourse: a Delphi Consensus Process

Reproductive health shapes the mental and physical wellbeing of all adult women, their families, future generations and wider society. Action on reproductive health as a public health issue and across the life-course means more than improving outcomes for women and their babies during the crucial period of pregnancy and childbirth. The aim of developing this core set of indicators is to measure the reproductive health of the population and monitor changes over time, from before puberty, through to menopause, and beyond.


Public Health England

Contact: Sue Mann

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Ongoing
Date: September 2019 - October 2020
Funding source(s): None

Health Area

Disease Category: Pregnancy & childbirth, Public health

Disease Name: Reproductive health

Target Population

Age Range: 0 - 120

Sex: Either

Nature of Intervention: Other

Stakeholders Involved

- Charities
- Clinical experts
- Governmental agencies
- Policy makers
- Regulatory agency representatives
- Researchers
- Service commissioners
- Service providers
- Service users

Study Type

- Core indicator set


- Consensus meeting
- Delphi process

The process involves: Identification of core set of indicators; panel formation and recruitment (public panel, service design panel and service provision panel); two Delphi rounds; and final consensus meeting.

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