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Professor Jacky Boivin - BA MA PhD Concordia (Canada)

Professor

Research group:
Developmental & health psychology
Email:
Boivin@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 5289
Location:
Tower Building, Park Place

Research summary

My research aims to bring about a more systematic and research oriented perspective to the investigation of psychological issues in reproductive health. This more rigorous experimental approach has debunked popular myths, given credibility to longstanding claims about stress effects on reproductive health and provoked important changes in the delivery of psychosocial services to people with fertility problems. My psychobiological research involves clarifying the effect of negative psychological states and traits on reproductive processes and identifying biological and life style mechanisms mediating these effects. The research on the role and effectiveness of psychological interventions in medical contexts aims to develop interventions that minimise negative affect in people experiencing threatening medical events, for example, the effectiveness of brief coping interventions and decision-aids. The follow-up research targets couples who conceived with fertility treatment to examine the impact of older maternal age on family well-being, and the impact of genetic relatedness and family environment on developmental outcomes in children conceived with fertility treatment.

Teaching summary

PS2006 Year II Research Design, Statistics and computing (5 statistics lectures)

PS3115 Stress and Disease (5 double lectures)

Postgraduate statistics (4 double lectures on multivariate statistics)

Development, Growth and Reproduction Medics lectures (2 x 1 lectures)

Selected publications (2008 onwards)

2014

Fulford, B., Macklon, N. and Boivin, J. (2014). Mental models of pregnancy may explain low adherence to folic acid supplementation guidelines: a cross-sectional international surveyEuropean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.02.011)

Ockhuijsen, H., van den Hoogen, A., Eijkemans, M., Macklon, N. and Boivin, J. (2014). The impact of a self-administered coping intervention on emotional wellbeing in women awaiting the outcome of IVF treatment: a randomised controlled trial Human Reproduction, 29(7), 1459-1470. (10.1093/humrep/deu093) pdf

2013

Boivin, J., Bunting, L. E. and Gameiro, S. (2013). Cassandra's prophecy: a psychological perspective. Why we need to do more than just tell womenReproductive BioMedicine Online, 27(1), 11-14. (10.1016/j.rbmo.2013.03.021)

Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2013). Fertility knowledge and beliefs about fertility treatment: findings from the International Fertility Decision-making StudyHuman Reproduction, 28(2), 385-397. (10.1093/humrep/des402)

Fulford, B. and Boivin, J. (2013). Feeling immune to risk may explain poor adherence to periconceptional health guidelines [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 28(S1) (10.1093/humrep/det218)

Fulford, B., Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2013). The role of knowledge and perceived susceptibility in intentions to optimize fertility: findings from the International Fertility Decision-Making Study (IFDMS)Human Reproduction, 28(12), 3253-3262. (10.1093/humrep/det373)

Gameiro, S., Boivin, J. and Domar, A. (2013). Optimal IVF in 2020 should reduce treatment burden and enhance care delivery for patients and staffFertility and Sterility, 100(2), 302-309. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.06.015)

Gameiro, S., Verhaak, C. M., Kremer, J. A. M. and Boivin, J. (2013). Why we should talk about compliance with assisted reproductive technologies (ART): a systematic review and meta-analysis of ART compliance ratesHuman Reproduction Update, 19(2), 124-135. (10.1093/humupd/dms045)

McMahon, C. A., Boivin, J., Gibson, F. L., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K., Saunders, D. and Fisher, J. (2013). Pregnancy-specific anxiety, ART conception and infant temperament at 4 months post-partumHuman Reproduction, 28(4), 997-1005. (10.1093/humrep/det029)

Ockhuijsen, H. D. L., Boivin, J., van den Hoogen, A. and Macklon, N. S. (2013). Coping after recurrent miscarriage: uncertainty and bracing for the worstJournal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 39(4), 250-256. (10.1136/jfprhc-2012-100346)

Ockhuijsen, H. D. L., van den Hoogen, A., Macklon, N. S. and Boivin, J. (2013). The PRCI study: design of a randomized clinical trial to evaluate a coping intervention for medical waiting periods used by women undergoing a fertility treatmentBMC Women's Health, 13(1) (10.1186/1472-6874-13-35) pdf

Pedro, J., Canavarro, M. C., Boivin, J. and Gameiro, S. (2013). Positive experiences of patient-centred care are associated with intensions to comply with fertility treatment: findings from the validation of the Portuguese version of the PCQ-Infertility toolHuman Reproduction

2012

Aarts, J. W. M., Huppelschoten, A. G., van Empel, I. W. H., Boivin, J., Verhaak, C. M., Kremer, J. A. M. and Nelen, W. L. (2012). How patient-centred care relates to patients' quality of life and distress: a study in 427 women experiencing infertilityHuman Reproduction, 27(2), 488-495. (10.1093/humrep/der386)

Boivin, J., Domar, A. D., Shapiro, D. B., Wischmann, T. H., Fauser, B. C. J. M. and Verhaak, C. (2012). Tackling burden in ART: an integrated approach for medical staffHuman Reproduction, 27(4), 941-950. (10.1093/humrep/der467)

Durand, M., Wegwarth, O., Boivin, J. and Elwyn, G. (2012). Design and usability of heuristic-based deliberation tools for women facing amniocentesisHealth Expectations, 15(1), 32-48. (10.1111/j.1369-7625.2010.00651.x)

Durand, M., Boivin, J. and Elwyn, G. (2012). Stakeholder field-testing of amnioDex: A patient decision support intervention for amniocentesisInternational Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 2(3), 568-576.

Fauser, B. C. J. M., Tarlatzis, B. C., Rebar, R. W., Legro, R. S., Balen, A. H., Lobo, R., Carmina, E., Chang, J., Yildiz, B. O., Laven, J. S. E., Boivin, J., Petraglia, F., Wijeyeratne, C., Norman, R. J., Dunaif, A., Franks, S., Wild, R. A., Dumesic, D. and Barnhart, K. (2012). Consensus on women's health aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): the Amsterdam ESHRE/ASRM-Sponsored 3rd PCOS Consensus Workshop GroupFertility and Sterility, 97(1), 28-38. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.09.024)

Fulford, B. and Boivin, J. (2012). Optimal dietary composition for weight loss in polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 27(S2) (10.1093/humrep/27.s2.88)

Gameiro, S., Boivin, J., Peronace, L. A. and Verhaak, C. M. (2012). Why do patients discontinue fertility treatment? A systematic review of reasons and predictors of discontinuation in fertility treatmentHuman Reproduction Update, 18(6), 652-669. (10.1093/humupd/dms031 )

Vassard, D., Lund, R., Pinborg, A., Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2012). The impact of social relations among men and women in fertility treatment on the decision to terminate treatmentHuman Reproduction, 27(12), 3502-3512. (10.1093/humrep/des353)

Veltman-Verhulst, S. M., Boivin, J., Eijkemans, M. J. C. and Fauser, B. J. C. M. (2012). Emotional distress in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 28 srudiesHuman Reproduction Update, 18(6), 638-651. (10.1093/humupd/dms029)

2011

Aarts, J. W. M., van Empel, I. W. H., Boivin, J., Nelen, W. L., Kremer, J. A. M. and Verhaak, C. M. (2011). Relationship between quality of life and distress in infertility: a validation study of the Dutch FertiQoLHuman Reproduction, 26(5), 1112-1118. (10.1093/humrep/der051)

Boivin, J., Griffiths, E. and Venetis, C. A. (2011). Emotional distress in infertile women and failure of assisted reproductive technologies: meta-analysis of prospective psychosocial studiesBritish Medical Journal (BMJ), 342 (10.1136/bmj.d223) pdf

Boivin, J., Takefman, J. and Braverman, A. (2011). The Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQoL) tool: development and general psychometric propertiesFertility and Sterility, 96(2), 409-415. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.02.046)

Boivin, J., Takefman, J. and Braverman, A. (2011). The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) tool: development and general psychometric propertiesHuman Reproduction, 26(8), 2084-2091. (10.1093/humrep/der171)

Elwyn, G., Stiel, M., Durand, M. and Boivin, J. (2011). The design of patient decision support interventions: addressing the theory-practice gapJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 17(4), 565-574. (10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01517.x)

Fulford, B., Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2011). O-301 Does knowledge of fertility risks translate into action? Findings from the International Fertility Decision-Making Study (IFDMS) iStarting Familiesi [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 26(S1), i120-i121. (10.1093/humrep/26.s1.73)

Gameiro, S., Canavarro, M. C., Boivin, J., Moura-Ramos, M., Soares, I. and Almeida Santos, T. (2011). Parental investment in couples who conceived spontaneously or with assisted reproductive techniquesHuman Reproduction, 26(5), 1128-1137. (10.1093/humrep/der031)

Harold, G. T., Rice, F. J., Hay, D. F., Boivin, J., Van den Bree, M. B. and Thapar, A. (2011). Familial transmission of depression and antisocial behavior symptoms: Disentangling the contribution of inherited and environmental factors and testing the mediating role of parentingPsychological Medicine, 41(6), 1175-1185. (10.1017/S0033291710001753) pdf

Harrison, C., Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2011). P-375 Nesting before trying to conceive: what is in the nest and why is it important for men and women? Findings from the International Fertility Decision-Making Study (IFDMS) [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 26(S1), i266-i266. (10.1093/humrep/26.s1.87)

McMahon, C. A., Boivin, J., Gibson, F. L., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K., Saunders, D. and Fisher, J. (2011). Age at first birth, mode of conception and psychological wellbeing in pregnancy: findings from the parental age and transition to parenthood Australia (PATPA) studyHuman Reproduction, 26(6), 1389-1398. (10.1093/humrep/der076)

McMahon, C. A., Boivin, J., Gibson, F. L., Fisher, J. R., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K. and Saunders, D. M. (2011). Older first-time mothers and early postpartum depression: a prospective cohort study of women conceiving spontaneously or with assisted reproductive technologiesFertility and Sterility, 96(5), 1218-1224. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.08.037)

Ockhuysen, H., Boivin, J., Hoogen, A. and Macklon, N. S. (2011). P-384 Bracing for the worst: coping with uncertainty after recurrent miscarriage [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 26(S1), i270-i270. (10.1093/humrep/26.s1.87)

Pinborg, A., Gaarslev, C., Hougaard, C. O., Nyboe Andersen, A., Andersen, P. K., Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2011). Influence of female bodyweight on IVF outcome: a longitudinal multicentre cohort study of 487 infertile couplesReproductive BioMedicine Online, 23(4), 490-499. (10.1016/j.rbmo.2011.06.010)

2010

Aarts, J. W. M., van Empel, I. W. H., Boivin, J., Kremer, J. A. M. and Verhaak, C. M. (2010). P-352 Quality of life measure as an extra tool for delivering patient centred care [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i252-i253. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.310)

Boivin, J. and Lancastle, D. S. (2010). Medical waiting periods: imminence, emotions and copingWomen's Health, 6(1), 59-69. (10.2217/whe.09.79)

Boivin, J., Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I., Kalebic, N. L. and Harrison, C. (2010). O-289 What makes people try to conceive? Findings from the international fertility decision-making study [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i114-i115. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.69)

Boivin, J. (2010). The Psychological Burdens of Treatment [Abstract]Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(S1), 16-16. (10.1111/j.1479-828X.2010.01233.x)

Bunting, L. E. and Boivin, J. (2010). Development and preliminary validation of the fertility status awareness tool: FertiSTATHuman Reproduction, 25(7), 1722-1733. (10.1093/humrep/deq087)

Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2010). O-126 Awareness, attitudes & intentions to fertility medical & non-medical treatment. Findings of the international fertility decision-making study (IFDMS) [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), I49-I50. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.33)

Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2010). P-458: Factors associated with the transition to seeking fertility medical treatment. findings from the International Fertility Decision-Making Study (IFDMS) [Poster session]Fertility and Sterility, 94(4S), S225-S225. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.07.874)

Durand, M., Stiel, M., Boivin, J. and Elwyn, G. (2010). Information and decision support needs of parents considering amniocentesis: interviews with pregnant women and health professionalsHealth Expectations, 13(2), 125-138. (10.1111/j.1369-7625.2009.00544.x)

Fauser, B. C. J. M., Nargund, G., Andersen, A. N., Norman, R., Tarlatzis, B., Boivin, J. and Ledger, W. (2010). Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF: 10 years laterHuman Reproduction, 25(11), 2678-2684. (10.1093/humrep/deq247)

Gameiro, S., Canavarro, M. C., Boivin, J., Moura-Ramos, M., Soares, I. and Santos, T. A. (2010). O-127 Do parents who conceive through assisted reproduction invest more in their child than parents who conceive spontaneously? [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i50-i50. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.33)

Gameiro, S., Boivin, J., Canavarro, M. C., Moura-Ramos, M. and Soares, I. (2010). Social nesting: Changes in social network and support across the transition to parenthood in couples that conceived spontaneously or through assisted reproductive technologiesJournal of Family Psychology, 24(2), 175-187. (10.1037/a0019101)

Kalebic, N. L., Harrison, C., Bunting, L. E. and Boivin, J. (2010). O-125 Reproductive decision making: a systematic review [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i49-i49. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.32)

McMahon, C., Gibson, F., Boivin, J., Fisher, J., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K. and Saunders, D. (2010). Does Relationship Adjustment During the Transition to Parenthood differ According to Maternal Age and Mode of Conception? Findings from the PATPA study [Abstract]Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(S1), 11-11. (10.1111/j.1479-828X.2010.01233.x)

McMahon, C., Gibson, F., Fisher, J., Hammarberg, K., Boivin, J. and Saunders, D. (2010). P-434 Does partner relationship context and adjustment during the transition to parenthood differ according to maternal age and mode of conception? [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i283-i284. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.425)

Pinborg, A., Hougaard, C. O., Andersen, A. N., Andersen, P. K., Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2010). P-103 Influence of female obesity on long-term live birth rates after ART - a prospective multi centre cohort study of 544 couples [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i156-i156. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.100)

Rice, F. J., Harold, G. T., Boivin, J., Van den Bree, M. B., Hay, D. F. and Thapar, A. (2010). The links between prenatal stress and offspring development and psychopathology: Disentangling environmental and inherited influencesPsychological Medicine, 40(2), 335-345. (10.1017/S0033291709005911) pdf

Stiel, M., Elwyn, G. and Boivin, J. (2010). P-431 Embryo disposition: who finds the decision most difficult and why? [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i282-i283. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.425)

Stiel, M., Mcmahon, C. A., Elwyn, G. and Boivin, J. (2010). Pre-birth characteristics and 5-year follow-up of women with cryopreserved embryos after successful in vitro fertilisation treatmentJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 31(1), 32-39. (10.3109/01674820903537081)

Thapar, A., Rice, F. J., Hay, D. F., Boivin, J., Langley, K., Van Den Bree, M. B., Rutter, M. and Harold, G. T. (2010). Response to: testing the association between smoking in pregnancy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a novel design [Letter]Biological psychiatry, 68(4), e13-e14. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.01.032)

Tschudin, S., Bunting, L. E., Abraham, J., Gallop-Evans, E. M., Fiander, A. N. and Boivin, J. (2010). Correlates of fertility issues in an Internet survey of cancer survivorsJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 31(3), 150-157. (10.3109/0167482X.2010.503910)

Verhaak, C. M., Aarts, J. W. M., Boivin, J., Kremer, J. A. M. and van Empel, I. W. H. (2010). O-038 Measuring quality of life in infertility using the FertiQoL questionnaire [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i16-i17. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.7)

2009

Boivin, J., Rice, F. J., Hay, D. F., Harold, G. T., Lewis, A., Van den Bree, M. B. and Thapar, A. (2009). Associations between maternal older age, family environment and parent and child wellbeing in families using assisted reproductive techniques to conceiveSocial Science & Medicine, 68(11), 1948-1955. (10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.02.036)

Boivin, J., Bunting, L. E., Collins, J. A. and Nygren, K. G. (2009). Reply: International estimates on infertility prevalence and treatment seeking: potential need and demand for medical careHuman Reproduction, 24(9), 2380-2383. (10.1093/humrep/dep218)

Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2009). Use of complementary and alternative medicines associated with a 30% lower ongoing pregnancy/live birth rate during 12 months of fertility treatmentHuman Reproduction, 24(7), 1626-1631. (10.1093/humrep/dep077)

Peterson, B. D., Pirritano, M., Christensen, U., Boivin, J., Block, J. and Schmidt, L. (2009). The longitudinal impact of partner coping in couples following 5 years of unsuccessful fertility treatmentsHuman Reproduction, 24(7), 1656-1664. (10.1093/humrep/dep061)

Rice, F. J., Harold, G. T., Boivin, J., Hay, D. F., Van Den Bree, M. B. and Thapar, A. (2009). Disentangling prenatal and inherited influences in humans with an experimental designProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(7), 2464-2467. (10.1073/pnas.0808798106)

Shelton, K. H., Boivin, J., Hay, D. F., Van den Bree, M. B., Rice, F. J., Harold, G. T. and Thapar, A. (2009). Examining differences in psychological adjustment problems among children conceived by assisted reproductive technologiesInternational Journal of Behavioral Development, 33(5), 385-392. (10.1177/0165025409338444)

Thapar, A., Rice, F., Hay, D. F., Boivin, J., Langley, K., Van den Bree, M. B., Rutter, M. and Harold, G. T. (2009). Prenatal smoking might not cause Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Evidence from a novel designBiological Psychiatry, 66(8), 722-727. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.05.032)

2008

Boivin, J. and Bunting, L. E. (2008). Psychosocial issues in periconceptional care. In: Macklon, N., Greer, I. and Steegers, E. eds. Textbook of Periconceptional Medicine. London: Informa Healthcare, pp. 287-297.

Bunting, L. E. and Boivin, J. (2008). Knowledge about infertility risk factors, fertility myths and illusory benefits of healthy habits in young peopleHuman Reproduction, 23(8), 1858-1864. (10.1093/humrep/den168)

Bunting, L. E. and Boivin, J. (2008). Need and demand for fertility treatment and the importance of raising public awareness about fertility health issuesPsychology and Health, 23(S1), 49-49.

Durand, M., Boivin, J. and Elwyn, G. (2008). A review of decision support technologies for amniocentesisHuman Reproduction Update, 14(6), 659-668. (10.1093/humupd/dmn037)

Durand, M., Stiel, M., Boivin, J. and Elwyn, G. (2008). Where is the theory? Evaluating the theoretical frameworks described in decision support technologiesPatient Education and Counseling, 71(1), 125-135. (10.1016/j.pec.2007.12.004)

Harold, G. T., Shelton, K. H., Rice, F. J., Boivin, J., Hay, D. F., Van Den Bree, M. B. and Thapar, A. (2008). Disentangling genetic and environmental influences on children’s development: introducing a novel methodologyActa Psychologica Sinica, 40(10), 1124-1134.

Lancastle, D. S. and Boivin, J. (2008). A feasibility study of a brief coping intervention (PRCI) for the waiting period before a pregnancy test during fertility treatmentHuman Reproduction, 23(10), 2299-2307. (10.1093/humrep/den257)

Full list of publications

2014

Fulford, B., Macklon, N. and Boivin, J. (2014). Mental models of pregnancy may explain low adherence to folic acid supplementation guidelines: a cross-sectional international surveyEuropean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.02.011)

Ockhuijsen, H., van den Hoogen, A., Eijkemans, M., Macklon, N. and Boivin, J. (2014). The impact of a self-administered coping intervention on emotional wellbeing in women awaiting the outcome of IVF treatment: a randomised controlled trial Human Reproduction, 29(7), 1459-1470. (10.1093/humrep/deu093) pdf

2013

Boivin, J., Bunting, L. E. and Gameiro, S. (2013). Cassandra's prophecy: a psychological perspective. Why we need to do more than just tell womenReproductive BioMedicine Online, 27(1), 11-14. (10.1016/j.rbmo.2013.03.021)

Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2013). Fertility knowledge and beliefs about fertility treatment: findings from the International Fertility Decision-making StudyHuman Reproduction, 28(2), 385-397. (10.1093/humrep/des402)

Fulford, B. and Boivin, J. (2013). Feeling immune to risk may explain poor adherence to periconceptional health guidelines [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 28(S1) (10.1093/humrep/det218)

Fulford, B., Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2013). The role of knowledge and perceived susceptibility in intentions to optimize fertility: findings from the International Fertility Decision-Making Study (IFDMS)Human Reproduction, 28(12), 3253-3262. (10.1093/humrep/det373)

Gameiro, S., Boivin, J. and Domar, A. (2013). Optimal IVF in 2020 should reduce treatment burden and enhance care delivery for patients and staffFertility and Sterility, 100(2), 302-309. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.06.015)

Gameiro, S., Verhaak, C. M., Kremer, J. A. M. and Boivin, J. (2013). Why we should talk about compliance with assisted reproductive technologies (ART): a systematic review and meta-analysis of ART compliance ratesHuman Reproduction Update, 19(2), 124-135. (10.1093/humupd/dms045)

McMahon, C. A., Boivin, J., Gibson, F. L., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K., Saunders, D. and Fisher, J. (2013). Pregnancy-specific anxiety, ART conception and infant temperament at 4 months post-partumHuman Reproduction, 28(4), 997-1005. (10.1093/humrep/det029)

Ockhuijsen, H. D. L., Boivin, J., van den Hoogen, A. and Macklon, N. S. (2013). Coping after recurrent miscarriage: uncertainty and bracing for the worstJournal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 39(4), 250-256. (10.1136/jfprhc-2012-100346)

Ockhuijsen, H. D. L., van den Hoogen, A., Macklon, N. S. and Boivin, J. (2013). The PRCI study: design of a randomized clinical trial to evaluate a coping intervention for medical waiting periods used by women undergoing a fertility treatmentBMC Women's Health, 13(1) (10.1186/1472-6874-13-35) pdf

Pedro, J., Canavarro, M. C., Boivin, J. and Gameiro, S. (2013). Positive experiences of patient-centred care are associated with intensions to comply with fertility treatment: findings from the validation of the Portuguese version of the PCQ-Infertility toolHuman Reproduction

2012

Aarts, J. W. M., Huppelschoten, A. G., van Empel, I. W. H., Boivin, J., Verhaak, C. M., Kremer, J. A. M. and Nelen, W. L. (2012). How patient-centred care relates to patients' quality of life and distress: a study in 427 women experiencing infertilityHuman Reproduction, 27(2), 488-495. (10.1093/humrep/der386)

Boivin, J., Domar, A. D., Shapiro, D. B., Wischmann, T. H., Fauser, B. C. J. M. and Verhaak, C. (2012). Tackling burden in ART: an integrated approach for medical staffHuman Reproduction, 27(4), 941-950. (10.1093/humrep/der467)

Durand, M., Wegwarth, O., Boivin, J. and Elwyn, G. (2012). Design and usability of heuristic-based deliberation tools for women facing amniocentesisHealth Expectations, 15(1), 32-48. (10.1111/j.1369-7625.2010.00651.x)

Durand, M., Boivin, J. and Elwyn, G. (2012). Stakeholder field-testing of amnioDex: A patient decision support intervention for amniocentesisInternational Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 2(3), 568-576.

Fauser, B. C. J. M., Tarlatzis, B. C., Rebar, R. W., Legro, R. S., Balen, A. H., Lobo, R., Carmina, E., Chang, J., Yildiz, B. O., Laven, J. S. E., Boivin, J., Petraglia, F., Wijeyeratne, C., Norman, R. J., Dunaif, A., Franks, S., Wild, R. A., Dumesic, D. and Barnhart, K. (2012). Consensus on women's health aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): the Amsterdam ESHRE/ASRM-Sponsored 3rd PCOS Consensus Workshop GroupFertility and Sterility, 97(1), 28-38. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.09.024)

Fulford, B. and Boivin, J. (2012). Optimal dietary composition for weight loss in polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 27(S2) (10.1093/humrep/27.s2.88)

Gameiro, S., Boivin, J., Peronace, L. A. and Verhaak, C. M. (2012). Why do patients discontinue fertility treatment? A systematic review of reasons and predictors of discontinuation in fertility treatmentHuman Reproduction Update, 18(6), 652-669. (10.1093/humupd/dms031 )

Vassard, D., Lund, R., Pinborg, A., Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2012). The impact of social relations among men and women in fertility treatment on the decision to terminate treatmentHuman Reproduction, 27(12), 3502-3512. (10.1093/humrep/des353)

Veltman-Verhulst, S. M., Boivin, J., Eijkemans, M. J. C. and Fauser, B. J. C. M. (2012). Emotional distress in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 28 srudiesHuman Reproduction Update, 18(6), 638-651. (10.1093/humupd/dms029)

2011

Aarts, J. W. M., van Empel, I. W. H., Boivin, J., Nelen, W. L., Kremer, J. A. M. and Verhaak, C. M. (2011). Relationship between quality of life and distress in infertility: a validation study of the Dutch FertiQoLHuman Reproduction, 26(5), 1112-1118. (10.1093/humrep/der051)

Boivin, J., Griffiths, E. and Venetis, C. A. (2011). Emotional distress in infertile women and failure of assisted reproductive technologies: meta-analysis of prospective psychosocial studiesBritish Medical Journal (BMJ), 342 (10.1136/bmj.d223) pdf

Boivin, J., Takefman, J. and Braverman, A. (2011). The Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQoL) tool: development and general psychometric propertiesFertility and Sterility, 96(2), 409-415. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.02.046)

Boivin, J., Takefman, J. and Braverman, A. (2011). The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) tool: development and general psychometric propertiesHuman Reproduction, 26(8), 2084-2091. (10.1093/humrep/der171)

Elwyn, G., Stiel, M., Durand, M. and Boivin, J. (2011). The design of patient decision support interventions: addressing the theory-practice gapJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 17(4), 565-574. (10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01517.x)

Fulford, B., Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2011). O-301 Does knowledge of fertility risks translate into action? Findings from the International Fertility Decision-Making Study (IFDMS) iStarting Familiesi [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 26(S1), i120-i121. (10.1093/humrep/26.s1.73)

Gameiro, S., Canavarro, M. C., Boivin, J., Moura-Ramos, M., Soares, I. and Almeida Santos, T. (2011). Parental investment in couples who conceived spontaneously or with assisted reproductive techniquesHuman Reproduction, 26(5), 1128-1137. (10.1093/humrep/der031)

Harold, G. T., Rice, F. J., Hay, D. F., Boivin, J., Van den Bree, M. B. and Thapar, A. (2011). Familial transmission of depression and antisocial behavior symptoms: Disentangling the contribution of inherited and environmental factors and testing the mediating role of parentingPsychological Medicine, 41(6), 1175-1185. (10.1017/S0033291710001753) pdf

Harrison, C., Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2011). P-375 Nesting before trying to conceive: what is in the nest and why is it important for men and women? Findings from the International Fertility Decision-Making Study (IFDMS) [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 26(S1), i266-i266. (10.1093/humrep/26.s1.87)

McMahon, C. A., Boivin, J., Gibson, F. L., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K., Saunders, D. and Fisher, J. (2011). Age at first birth, mode of conception and psychological wellbeing in pregnancy: findings from the parental age and transition to parenthood Australia (PATPA) studyHuman Reproduction, 26(6), 1389-1398. (10.1093/humrep/der076)

McMahon, C. A., Boivin, J., Gibson, F. L., Fisher, J. R., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K. and Saunders, D. M. (2011). Older first-time mothers and early postpartum depression: a prospective cohort study of women conceiving spontaneously or with assisted reproductive technologiesFertility and Sterility, 96(5), 1218-1224. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.08.037)

Ockhuysen, H., Boivin, J., Hoogen, A. and Macklon, N. S. (2011). P-384 Bracing for the worst: coping with uncertainty after recurrent miscarriage [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 26(S1), i270-i270. (10.1093/humrep/26.s1.87)

Pinborg, A., Gaarslev, C., Hougaard, C. O., Nyboe Andersen, A., Andersen, P. K., Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2011). Influence of female bodyweight on IVF outcome: a longitudinal multicentre cohort study of 487 infertile couplesReproductive BioMedicine Online, 23(4), 490-499. (10.1016/j.rbmo.2011.06.010)

2010

Aarts, J. W. M., van Empel, I. W. H., Boivin, J., Kremer, J. A. M. and Verhaak, C. M. (2010). P-352 Quality of life measure as an extra tool for delivering patient centred care [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i252-i253. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.310)

Boivin, J. and Lancastle, D. S. (2010). Medical waiting periods: imminence, emotions and copingWomen's Health, 6(1), 59-69. (10.2217/whe.09.79)

Boivin, J., Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I., Kalebic, N. L. and Harrison, C. (2010). O-289 What makes people try to conceive? Findings from the international fertility decision-making study [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i114-i115. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.69)

Boivin, J. (2010). The Psychological Burdens of Treatment [Abstract]Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(S1), 16-16. (10.1111/j.1479-828X.2010.01233.x)

Bunting, L. E. and Boivin, J. (2010). Development and preliminary validation of the fertility status awareness tool: FertiSTATHuman Reproduction, 25(7), 1722-1733. (10.1093/humrep/deq087)

Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2010). O-126 Awareness, attitudes & intentions to fertility medical & non-medical treatment. Findings of the international fertility decision-making study (IFDMS) [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), I49-I50. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.33)

Bunting, L. E., Tsibulsky, I. and Boivin, J. (2010). P-458: Factors associated with the transition to seeking fertility medical treatment. findings from the International Fertility Decision-Making Study (IFDMS) [Poster session]Fertility and Sterility, 94(4S), S225-S225. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.07.874)

Durand, M., Stiel, M., Boivin, J. and Elwyn, G. (2010). Information and decision support needs of parents considering amniocentesis: interviews with pregnant women and health professionalsHealth Expectations, 13(2), 125-138. (10.1111/j.1369-7625.2009.00544.x)

Fauser, B. C. J. M., Nargund, G., Andersen, A. N., Norman, R., Tarlatzis, B., Boivin, J. and Ledger, W. (2010). Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF: 10 years laterHuman Reproduction, 25(11), 2678-2684. (10.1093/humrep/deq247)

Gameiro, S., Canavarro, M. C., Boivin, J., Moura-Ramos, M., Soares, I. and Santos, T. A. (2010). O-127 Do parents who conceive through assisted reproduction invest more in their child than parents who conceive spontaneously? [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i50-i50. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.33)

Gameiro, S., Boivin, J., Canavarro, M. C., Moura-Ramos, M. and Soares, I. (2010). Social nesting: Changes in social network and support across the transition to parenthood in couples that conceived spontaneously or through assisted reproductive technologiesJournal of Family Psychology, 24(2), 175-187. (10.1037/a0019101)

Kalebic, N. L., Harrison, C., Bunting, L. E. and Boivin, J. (2010). O-125 Reproductive decision making: a systematic review [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i49-i49. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.32)

McMahon, C., Gibson, F., Boivin, J., Fisher, J., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K. and Saunders, D. (2010). Does Relationship Adjustment During the Transition to Parenthood differ According to Maternal Age and Mode of Conception? Findings from the PATPA study [Abstract]Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(S1), 11-11. (10.1111/j.1479-828X.2010.01233.x)

McMahon, C., Gibson, F., Fisher, J., Hammarberg, K., Boivin, J. and Saunders, D. (2010). P-434 Does partner relationship context and adjustment during the transition to parenthood differ according to maternal age and mode of conception? [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i283-i284. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.425)

Pinborg, A., Hougaard, C. O., Andersen, A. N., Andersen, P. K., Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2010). P-103 Influence of female obesity on long-term live birth rates after ART - a prospective multi centre cohort study of 544 couples [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i156-i156. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.100)

Rice, F. J., Harold, G. T., Boivin, J., Van den Bree, M. B., Hay, D. F. and Thapar, A. (2010). The links between prenatal stress and offspring development and psychopathology: Disentangling environmental and inherited influencesPsychological Medicine, 40(2), 335-345. (10.1017/S0033291709005911) pdf

Stiel, M., Elwyn, G. and Boivin, J. (2010). P-431 Embryo disposition: who finds the decision most difficult and why? [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i282-i283. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.425)

Stiel, M., Mcmahon, C. A., Elwyn, G. and Boivin, J. (2010). Pre-birth characteristics and 5-year follow-up of women with cryopreserved embryos after successful in vitro fertilisation treatmentJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 31(1), 32-39. (10.3109/01674820903537081)

Thapar, A., Rice, F. J., Hay, D. F., Boivin, J., Langley, K., Van Den Bree, M. B., Rutter, M. and Harold, G. T. (2010). Response to: testing the association between smoking in pregnancy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a novel design [Letter]Biological psychiatry, 68(4), e13-e14. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.01.032)

Tschudin, S., Bunting, L. E., Abraham, J., Gallop-Evans, E. M., Fiander, A. N. and Boivin, J. (2010). Correlates of fertility issues in an Internet survey of cancer survivorsJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 31(3), 150-157. (10.3109/0167482X.2010.503910)

Verhaak, C. M., Aarts, J. W. M., Boivin, J., Kremer, J. A. M. and van Empel, I. W. H. (2010). O-038 Measuring quality of life in infertility using the FertiQoL questionnaire [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 25(S1), i16-i17. (10.1093/humrep/de.25.s1.7)

2009

Boivin, J., Rice, F. J., Hay, D. F., Harold, G. T., Lewis, A., Van den Bree, M. B. and Thapar, A. (2009). Associations between maternal older age, family environment and parent and child wellbeing in families using assisted reproductive techniques to conceiveSocial Science & Medicine, 68(11), 1948-1955. (10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.02.036)

Boivin, J., Bunting, L. E., Collins, J. A. and Nygren, K. G. (2009). Reply: International estimates on infertility prevalence and treatment seeking: potential need and demand for medical careHuman Reproduction, 24(9), 2380-2383. (10.1093/humrep/dep218)

Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2009). Use of complementary and alternative medicines associated with a 30% lower ongoing pregnancy/live birth rate during 12 months of fertility treatmentHuman Reproduction, 24(7), 1626-1631. (10.1093/humrep/dep077)

Peterson, B. D., Pirritano, M., Christensen, U., Boivin, J., Block, J. and Schmidt, L. (2009). The longitudinal impact of partner coping in couples following 5 years of unsuccessful fertility treatmentsHuman Reproduction, 24(7), 1656-1664. (10.1093/humrep/dep061)

Rice, F. J., Harold, G. T., Boivin, J., Hay, D. F., Van Den Bree, M. B. and Thapar, A. (2009). Disentangling prenatal and inherited influences in humans with an experimental designProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(7), 2464-2467. (10.1073/pnas.0808798106)

Shelton, K. H., Boivin, J., Hay, D. F., Van den Bree, M. B., Rice, F. J., Harold, G. T. and Thapar, A. (2009). Examining differences in psychological adjustment problems among children conceived by assisted reproductive technologiesInternational Journal of Behavioral Development, 33(5), 385-392. (10.1177/0165025409338444)

Thapar, A., Rice, F., Hay, D. F., Boivin, J., Langley, K., Van den Bree, M. B., Rutter, M. and Harold, G. T. (2009). Prenatal smoking might not cause Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Evidence from a novel designBiological Psychiatry, 66(8), 722-727. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.05.032)

2008

Boivin, J. and Bunting, L. E. (2008). Psychosocial issues in periconceptional care. In: Macklon, N., Greer, I. and Steegers, E. eds. Textbook of Periconceptional Medicine. London: Informa Healthcare, pp. 287-297.

Bunting, L. E. and Boivin, J. (2008). Knowledge about infertility risk factors, fertility myths and illusory benefits of healthy habits in young peopleHuman Reproduction, 23(8), 1858-1864. (10.1093/humrep/den168)

Bunting, L. E. and Boivin, J. (2008). Need and demand for fertility treatment and the importance of raising public awareness about fertility health issuesPsychology and Health, 23(S1), 49-49.

Durand, M., Boivin, J. and Elwyn, G. (2008). A review of decision support technologies for amniocentesisHuman Reproduction Update, 14(6), 659-668. (10.1093/humupd/dmn037)

Durand, M., Stiel, M., Boivin, J. and Elwyn, G. (2008). Where is the theory? Evaluating the theoretical frameworks described in decision support technologiesPatient Education and Counseling, 71(1), 125-135. (10.1016/j.pec.2007.12.004)

Harold, G. T., Shelton, K. H., Rice, F. J., Boivin, J., Hay, D. F., Van Den Bree, M. B. and Thapar, A. (2008). Disentangling genetic and environmental influences on children’s development: introducing a novel methodologyActa Psychologica Sinica, 40(10), 1124-1134.

Lancastle, D. S. and Boivin, J. (2008). A feasibility study of a brief coping intervention (PRCI) for the waiting period before a pregnancy test during fertility treatmentHuman Reproduction, 23(10), 2299-2307. (10.1093/humrep/den257)

2007

Boivin, J., Bunting, L. E., Collins, J. A. and Nygren, K. G. (2007). International estimates of infertility prevalence and treatment-seeking: potential need and demand for infertility medical careHuman Reproduction, 22(6), 1506-1512. (10.1093/humrep/dem046)

Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2007). O-220 Who uses complementary therapy? Predictors in an infertile population [Abstract]Human Reproduction, 22(S1), i88-i88. (10.1093/humrep/dem1056)

Boivin, J. (2007). Stress and how it relates to IVF [Abstract]. Presented at: 14th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization & 3rd World Congress on In Vitro Maturation, Montreal, Canada, 15-19 September 2007.

Bunting, L. E. and Boivin, J. (2007). Decision-making about seeking medical advice in an internet sample of women trying to get pregnantHuman Reproduction, 22(6), 1662-1668. (10.1093/humrep/dem057)

Peronace, L. A., Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2007). Patterns of suffering and social interactions in infertile men: 12 months after unsuccessful treatmentJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 28(2), 105-114. (10.1080/01674820701410049)

Rice, F. J., Lewis, A., Harold, G. T., Van den Bree, M. B., Boivin, J., Hay, D. F., Owen, M. J. and Thapar, A. (2007). Agreement between maternal report and antenatal records for a range of pre and peri-natal factors: The influence of maternal and child characteristicsEarly Human Development, 83(8), 497-504. (10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2006.09.015)

Rice, F. J., Harold, G. T., Boivin, J., Hay, D. F., Van den Bree, M. B., Lewis, A., Ge, X. and Thapar, A. (2007). Genetic and environmental transmission of anxiety and depression in families using a novel design [Abstract]Behavior Genetics, 37(6), 788-788. (10.1007/s10519-007-9169-9)

Thapar, A., Harold, G. T., Rice, F., Ge, X., Boivin, J., Hay, D. F., Van den Bree, M. B. and Lewis, A. (2007). Do intrauterine or genetic influences explain the foetal origins of chronic disease? A novel experimental method for disentangling effectsBMC Medical Research Methodology, 7(1), 25-32. (10.1186/1471-2288-7-25) pdf

2006

Boivin, J., Sanders, K. and Schmidt, L. (2006). Age and social position moderate the effect of stress on fertilityEvolution and Human Behavior, 27(5), 345-356. (10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2006.03.004)

Boivin, J. (2006). Counseling for infertility and its treatment. Presented at: International Congress "The 'Normal' Complexities of Coming into the World", Modena, Italy, 28-30 September 2006.

Boivin, J. (2006). Evidenced-based approaches to infertility counseling. In: Covington, S. and Hammer Burns, L. eds. Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 117-128. (10.1017/CBO9780511547263.009)

Boivin, J. (2006). Psychological influences on conception [Abstract]Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 24(3), 258-259. (10.1080/02646830600819813)

Peronace, L. A., Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2006). P-123: Psychological predictors of treatment dropout at five year follow-up [Poster presentation]Fertility and Sterility, 86(3S), S176-S177. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2006.07.469)

2005

Boivin, J., Takefman, J. and Braverman, A. (2005). Giving bad news: 'it's time to stop'. In: Macklon, N. ed. IVF in the Medically Complicated Patient: A Guide to Management. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 233-240.

Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2005). Infertility-related stress in men and women predicts treatment outcome 1 year laterFertility and Sterility, 83(6), 1745-1752. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2004.12.039)

Boivin, J. and Schmidt, L. (2005). Infertility-related stress in men and women predicts treatment outcome one year laterFertility and Sterility, 83(6), 1745-1752. (10.1016/j.fertnstert.2004.12.039)

Boivin, J. and Pennings, G. (2005). Parenthood should be regarded as a rightArchives of Disease in Childhood, 90(8), 784-785. (10.1136/adc.2004.064485) pdf

Goody, A. J., Rice, F., Boivin, J., Harold, G. T., Hay, D. F. and Thapar, A. (2005). Twins born following fertility treatment: implications for quantitative genetic studiesTwin Research and Human Genetics, 8(4), 337-345. (10.1375/twin.8.4.337)

Lancastle, D. S. and Boivin, J. (2005). Dispositional optimism, trait anxiety and coping: Unique or shared effects on physical health?Health Psychology, 24(2), 171-178. (10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.171)

Schmidt, L., Holstein, B. E., Christensen, U. and Boivin, J. (2005). Communication and coping as predictors of fertility problem stress: cohort study of 816 participants who did not achieve a delivery after 12 months of fertility treatmentHuman Reproduction, 20(11), 3248-3256. (10.1093/humrep/dei193)

Schmidt, L., Holstein, B., Christensen, U. and Boivin, J. (2005). Does infertility cause marital benefit?: An epidemiological study of 2250 women and men in fertility treatmentPatient Education and Counseling, 59(3), 244-251. (10.1016/j.pec.2005.07.015)

Schmidt, L., Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, T., Boivin, J. and Nyboe Andersen, A. (2005). Evaluation of a communication and stress management training programme for infertile couplesPatient Education and Counseling, 59(3), 252-262. (10.1016/j.pec.2005.05.013)

2004

Boivin, J. and Takefman, J. (2004). Psychological complications of assisted reproductive technologies. In: Gerris, J., Olivennes, F. and de Sutter, P. eds. Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Quality and Safety. Boca Raton, FL: Parthenon Publishing, pp. 257-266.

Rice, F. J., Goody, A. J., Boivin, J., Hay, D. F., Harold, G. T. and Thapar, A. (2004). A novel method for disentangling the effects of genes, intrauterine and environmental risk factors [Abstract]American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 130B(1), 116-117. (10.1002/ajmg.b.30101)

2003

Boivin, J. (2003). A review of psychosocial interventions in infertilitySocial Science and Medicine, 57(12), 2325-2341. (10.1016/S0277-9536(03)00138-2)

Boivin, J. (2003). In vitro fertilization . In: Cooper, D. ed. Encyclopaedia of the Human Genome. London: Nature Publishing Group, pp. 556-559.

Schmidt, L., Holstein, B. E., Boivin, J., Tjørnhøj‐Thomsen, T., Blaabjerg, J., Hald, F., Rasmussen, P. E. and Nyboe Andersen, A. (2003). High ratings of satisfaction with fertility treatment are common: findings from the Copenhagen Multi-centre Psychosocial Infertility (COMPI) Research ProgrammeHuman Reproduction, 18(12), 2638-2646. (10.1093/humrep/deg505)

Schmidt, L., Holstein, B. E., Boivin, J., Sångren, H., Tjørnhøj‐Thomsen, T., Blaabjerg, J., Hald, F., Nyboe Andersen, A. and Rasmussen, P. E. (2003). Patients' attitudes to medical and psychosocial aspects of care in fertility clinics: findings from the Copenhagen Multi-centre Psychosocial Infertility (COMPI) Research ProgrammeHuman Reproduction, 18(3), 628-637. (10.1093/humrep/deg149)

Thapar, A., Boivin, J., Harold, G. T., Hay, D. F., Rice, F. J. and Goody, A. J. (2003). A novel method for disentangling the effects of genes, intrauterine, and environmental risk factors [Abstract]Behavior Genetics, 33(6), 721-721. (10.1023/A:1026187215665)

2002

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Special Interest Group on Psychology and Counselling (2002). Guidelines for counselling in infertility. ESHRE Monographs. Oxford: ESHRE Special Interest Group on Psychology and Counselling.

Boivin, J. (2002). Reproductive services with single women without partners. In: Boivin, J. and Kentenich, H. eds. Guidelines for Counselling in Infertility. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 43-44. (10.1093/eshremonographs/2002.1.43)

Boivin, J. (2002). Summary. In: Boivin, J. and Kentenich, H. eds. Guidelines for Counselling in Infertility. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 51-53. (10.1093/eshremonographs/2002.1.51)

Boivin, J. (2002). Who is likely to need counselling?. In: Boivin, J. and Kentenich, H. eds. Guidelines for Counselling in Infertility. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 9-10. (10.1093/eshremonographs/2002.1.9)

Boivin, J. (2002). Written information and telephone counselling. In: Boivin, J. and Kentenich, H. eds. Guidelines for Counselling in Infertility. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 45-46. (10.1093/eshremonographs/2002.1.45)

Strauss, B. and Boivin, J. (2002). Counselling within infertility. In: Boivin, J. and Kentenich, H. eds. Guidelines for Counselling in Infertility. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 4-6. (10.1093/eshremonographs/2002.1.4)

2001

Boivin, J., Appleton, T. C., Baetens, P., Baron, J., Bitzer, J., Corrigan, E., Daniels, K. R., Darwish, J., Guerra-Diaz, D., Hammar, M., McWhinnie, A., Strauss, B., Thorn, P., Wischmann, T. and Kentenich, H. (2001). Guidelines for counselling in infertility: outline versionHuman Reproduction, 16(6), 1301-1304. (10.1093/humrep/16.6.1301)

Svanberg, A. S., Boivin, J. and Bergh, T. (2001). Factors influencing the decision to use or discard cryopreserved embryosActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 80(9), 849-855. (10.1034/j.1600-0412.2001.080009849.x)

Svanberg, A. S., Boivin, J., Hjelmstedt, A., Bergh, L. A., Collins, A. and Bergh, T. (2001). The impact of frozen embryos on emotional reactions during in vitro fertilizationActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 80(12), 1110-1114. (10.1034/j.1600-0412.2001.801206.x)

2000

Boivin, J. and Verhaak, C. M. (2000). Psychological interventions and pregnancy rates. Dropouts - Random or non-random? [Letter to the Editor]Fertility and Sterility, 74(6), 1261-1261. (10.1016/S0015-0282(00)01650-2)

1999

Boivin, J., Scanlan, L. C. and Walker, S. M. (1999). Why are infertile patients not using psychosocial counselling?Human Reproduction, 14(5), 1384-1391. (10.1093/humrep/14.5.1384)

Hjelmstedt, A., Andersson, L., Skoog-Svanberg, A., Bergh, T., Boivin, J. and Collins, A. (1999). Gender differences in psychological reactions to infertility among couples seeking IVF- and ICSI-treatmentActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 78(1), 42-49. (10.1034/j.1600-0412.1999.780110.x)

Hjelmstedt, A., Andersson, L., Svanberg, A. S., Bergh, T., Boivin, J. and Collins, A. (1999). Gender differences in psychological reactions to infertility among couples seeking IVF- and ICSI-treatmentActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 78(1), 42-49. (10.1034/j.1600-0412.1999.780110.x)

1998

Boivin, J., Shoog-Svanberg, A., Andersson, L., Hjelmstedt, A., Bergh, T. and Collins, A. (1998). Distress level in men undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection versus in-vitro fertilizationHuman Reproduction, 13(5), 1403-1406. (10.1093/humrep/13.5.1403)

Boivin, J., Andersson, L., Skoog-Svanberg, A., Hjelmstedt, A., Collins, A. and Bergh, T. (1998). Psychological reactions during in-vitro fertilization: similar response pattern in husbands and wivesHuman Reproduction, 13(11), 3262-3267. (10.1093/humrep/13.11.3262)

1997

Boivin, J. (1997). Is there too much emphasis on psychosocial counseling for infertile patients?Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 14(4), 184-186. (10.1007/BF02766106)

1996

Boivin, J. and Takefman, J. (1996). Impact of the in-vitro fertilization process on emotional, physical and relational variablesHuman Reproduction, 11(4), 903-907.

1995

Boivin, J., Takefman, J., Tulandi, T. and Brender, W. (1995). Reactions to infertility based on extent of treatment failureFertility and Sterility, 63(4), 801-807.

Boivin, J. and Takefman, J. (1995). Stress level across stages of in vitro fertilization in subsequently pregnant and nonpregnant womenFertility and Sterility, 64(4), 802-810.

Research topics and related papers

An international team of clinicians and academic have developed the first fertility quality of life measure, read more

Description for the above figures: (1) people know risk factors for fertility problems but also hold many false beliefs (e.g., myths, benefits of healthy living) (2) fertility treatments are a burden, particularly two week period when people wait for the results of treatment (3) burden of treatment can be reduced by using tailored brief coping interventions (PRCI) for the waiting period. 

Funding

Research projects have been funded by ESRC, British Council, BBSRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust, Australian Research Council and various industrial partners.

Research group

Cardiff Fertility Studies Research Group Cardiff Fertility Studies

We study all aspects of fertility health to better understand the experiences of men and women trying to become parents. Our work creates the science to support people trying to become parents because it:

  • Helps to better document the experiences of people trying to conceive
  • Supports people trying to conceive
  • Optimises conditions for fertility
  • Guides professionals to take a patient-centred approach in their care of people trying to conceive
  • Provides the evidence that policy makers need to prioritise fertility issues

http://psych.cf.ac.uk/fertilitystudies/

Research collaborators

Janet Takefman, (McGill University)

Alice Domar (Harvard University, U.S.A)

Bart Fauser (UMC Utrecht, Netherlands)

Christianne M. Verhaak (University Medical Center Nijmegen,Dept. of Medical Psychology )

Tewes Wischmann (Heidelberg University, Germany)

Cathy McMahon, Macquarie (PATPA project)

 

ESRC Fertility Pathways Network members

Karen Henwood (Social Sciences, Cardiff University)

William Ledger (MedicineUniversity of Sheffield)

Maria Iacovou (Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex)

Natalia Lawrence (Psychology, Cardiff University)

Greg Maio (Psychology, Cardiff University)

Glyn Elwyn (Primary Care & Public Health, Cardiff University)

Catherine Hakim (London School of Economics)

Nick Macklon (Medicine, University of Southampton)

Rona Moss-Morris (Psychology, University of Southampton)

Karl Nygren (University of Uppsala, Sweden)

Guido Pennings (Bioethics Institute Ghent, Ghent University) 

Stavros Petrou (Health Economics Research Centre, Oxford University) 

Santi Rozario (Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University)

Geoffrey Samuel (Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University)

Lone Schmidt (University of Copenhagen) 

Fiona Shirani (Social Sciences, Cardiff University) 

Ruth Turley (Support Unit for Research Evidence [SURE], Cardiff University) 

Mirella Yani-de-Soriano (Cardiff Business School)

Tomas Sobotka (Vienna Institute of Demography)

Sofia Gameiro (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Postgraduate research interests

My general area of research is health psychology and my specific interests are in reproductive health. My research concerns: (1) psychobiological influences, for example stress effects on ovarian function, sperm quality or pregnancy rates with fertility treatment; (2) coping and brief coping interventions for fertility patients; (3) evaluation of quality of life in people with fertility problems; (3) contemporary reproductive decision-making (e.g., whether, when and how many children to have) and its determinants, and; (4) transition to parenthood in older first time mothers.

If you are interested in applying for a PhD, or for further information regarding my postgraduate research, please contact me directly (contact details available on the 'Overview' page), or submit a formal application here.

Current students

Pinkard, C. (Year 1, 1 + 3): Christine’s research focuses on the decisional and psychological processes associated with childbearing and in comparing the relevant processes in heterosexual samples and in diverse groups that potentially could not achieve parenthood without medical intervention. Examples of these groups include single women, lesbian and gay couples and people with certain disabilities and/or genetic illnesses. Comparing these minority and majority groups is important for increasing understanding of contemporary childbearing and help-seeking patterns in Britain. ESRC studentship

Fulford, B. (Year 2, 1 + 3): Bethan’s research focuses on factors that influence fertility decision-making and fertility outcomes. Even though parenthood is an important life goal for most individuals, recent trends show an increase in fertility-compromising behaviours and lifestyles (e.g. obesity), an increase in the age at which people have children (fertility reduces as a woman gets older) and a delay in seeking timely medical help amongst people who are at risk for infertility. Trying to work out how people make fertility-related decisions and what factors influence their behaviour is important in understanding how to promote engagement in fertility-optimizing behaviours.ESRC/MRC Interdisciplinary studentship

Harrison, C. (Year III). Reproductive decision-making. Cardiff University studentship.
China’s research focuses on generating contemporary up-to-date knowledge concerning men’s contribution to reproductive decision making and therefore potentially identify unmet needs in research practice and policy that concern men. As such the research would be of interest to researchers and practitioners in reproductive health and to educational institutes that teach on this matter. The findings could also be used to promote good reproductive health and support broader government initiatives that seek to assist people currently trying to conceive naturally. 

Kalebic, N. (Year III, submitted) Fertility decision-making. Industrial Case studentship Merck-Serono S.A. & Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Natasha’s research is expected to validate existing fertility decision tools through prospective research as well as developing new paradigms to monitor decision-making about starting a family from the moment of ending contraception to, where relevant, the uptake of medical services.

Camberis, A-L. Maternal maturity and transition to parenthood. Macquarie University (Joint supervision with C. McMahon,).
Anna-Lisa’s research focuses on the experience of pregnancy and early parenthood for women of different ages.

Previous students

Stiel, M. (2011) Embryo disposition. Medical Research Council studentship.
Mareike’s research focuses on decision-making in the context of embryo disposition. Patients who undergo fertility treatment usually have more embryos generated than can be safely transferred to a woman’s uterus during any one cycle of in vitro fertilisation. In order to be able to use these surplus embryos for future treatment they are subsequently cryopreserved for a maximum storage period of 10 years (based on UK law). However, many surplus embryos remain in storage after the end of this period. One aim of the research is to identify factors associated with the decision-making process.

Durand, M-A. (Submitted, 2009). The amniocentesis dilemma: Needs assessment, development and field-testing of a theory-based decision support intervention. Sir Halley Stewart Trust studentship (joint supervision with Glyn Elwyn).

Bunting, L.E. (2008). Help seeking behaviour and risk in the context of female fertility. Industrial Case studentship, Merck-Serono. 
Laura’s research to date has focused on the initiation of treatment, in particular concentrating on the key factors that facilitate and impede seeking help or advice when a fertility problem occurs. From this we concluded that knowledge was a key factor in the decision making process. We now intend to look into the level of knowledge about ones own fertility and the possible risk factors which may have an affect on fertility. Our goal is to develop a tool enabling people to assess their own fertility status, giving them advice and guidance about their personal score. Moreover, examining how gaining such knowledge about ones own fertility will assist in the process of decision making if a fertility problem occurs.

Peronace, L. (2007). A two-part investigation of the biopsychosocial model in male reproductive health

Lancastle, D. (2006).  Reasons to be cheerful: Part I, II, III. Dispositional optimism, positive reappraisal coping and positive (re) appraisals of the situation: Effects on emotional well being and physical outcomes. Funded by the Graduate Teaching studentships, Cardiff University.

Brew, T. (2002). Psychological aspects of women's lives following infertility treatment: Is thriving and unexpected development? PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Burge, B. M. (2001).  An investigation into the effects of work-related factors and gender on the psychological well-being of NHS managers.

Meachin, J. (1999). The impact of coping behaviour on the personality - absenteeism relationship. MSc in Occupational Psychology.

Hosang, J. (1997). The role of personality in group versus individual brainstorming. MSc in Occupational Psychology. 

Undergraduate education

Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Psychology, Concordia University (May, 1986). Conferred with distinction.

Postgraduate education

Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology, Concordia University (January, 1995).

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Concordia University (May, 1990).