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About me

My research interest focuses on education and communication in preventive health, sex-education in school, pre-conceptive health care.
The thesis generated evidence that societal structures have impact on experiences and attitudes to fertility and childbearing. 

Research description


Fertility and childbearing – experiences, thoughts and attitudes among women not yet mothers (in Swedish). Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska institutet.


A burden and a blessing--young Swedish women's experience of fertility. A study among women lacking experience of pregnancy and parenthood.
Soderberg M, Lundgren I, Olsson P, Christensson K
Health Care Women Int 2011 May;32(5):402-19

A project for future life-Swedish women's thoughts on childbearing lacking experience of giving birth and parenthood.
Söderberg M, Christensson K, Lundgren I
Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being 2012 ;7():

Attitudes toward fertility and childbearing scale: an assessment of a new instrument for women who are not yet mothers in Sweden.
Söderberg M, Lundgren I, Christensson K, Hildingsson I
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2013 Oct;13():197

Women's attitudes towards fertility and childbearing - A study based on a national sample of Swedish women validating the Attitudes to Fertility and Childbearing Scale (AFCS).
Söderberg M, Christensson K, Lundgren I, Hildingsson I
Sex Reprod Healthc 2015 Jun;6(2):54-8

Popular science articles and activities

Fertility and childbearing, popular science summary of thesis, , Jordemodern, Sept 2013

Results and conclusion of doctoral thesis, interview in radio show Tendens, SR P1, July 2014 (approx 6,40 minutes in the programme)

Natural family planning (Naturlig familjeplanering), interview in Fria tidningen, Jan 2015

Menstrual cycle, interview in series of articles on  in daily paper Dagens Nyheter, Jan 2015

Elite sportswomen and menstrual cycle, Guest in radio show Nordegren&Epstein, SR P1, Feb 16 2015

Guest in tv-show Nyhetsmorgon TV4:

- Menopause, April 15, 2015 (id=3150192).

- Birth control apps and safety, May 13, 2015. More young people use birth control apps in their mobile phones to avoid unwanted pregnancy (3180081). 

Op-ed, DN Åsikt Oct 16 2017

A holistic approach on the woman's body, fertility and menstrual cycle, interview in podcast Epic Lyfestyle, , Feb. 20, 2018.


Projekt 23 – ett tidigt hälsosamtal för ett friskare liv. Ett projekt finansierat av SKL 2017. 


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