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BiB Data and Technical Report 1/2014 on the PinK-Study

Date 28 Nov 2014

A new report documents the PinK-Study, a prospective cohort survey of couples undergoing fertility treatment.

The study aims at a broader and better understanding of the situation of couples with an unfulfilled desire to have a child and of pathways leading couples to the fertility clinic. It is designed as an interdisciplinary and prospective cohort study in a clinical setting. The study population consists of couples with an unfulfilled desire to have a child who presented themselves in a fertility clinic in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate (RP) or in Wiesbaden, the capital city of the state of Hesse between July 2012 and May 2013. Self-administered questionnaires were used to gather information from patients at fertility clinics. The final sample consists of 323 female and 242 male respondents. In 234 couples, both partners participated. The overall response rate is 31%, with considerable variation across the clinics – reasons for and consequences of this are discussed. The final sample is described in terms of the distribution of core socio-demographic variables.

Passet-Wittig, Jasmin; Letzel, Stephan; Schneider, Norbert F.; Schuhrke, Bettina; Seufert, Rudolf; Zier, Ulrike; Münster, Eva (2014): The PinK Study – Methodology of the Baseline Survey of a Prospective Cohort Study of Couples undergoing Fertility Treatment. BiB Daten- und Methodenberichte 1/2014. Wiesbaden: Federal Institute for Population Research.

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