School of Psychology
Supporting informed reproductive choice for women with IBD: End-user co-production of a YouTube resource
This project addresses the societal problem of avoidable inequalities in women’s informed reproductive choice. Our focus is on women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). These women are more likely than healthy controls to remain voluntarily childless and often do so merely due to lack of information. The placement with Crohn’s and Colitis UK’s Leeds and District Network will facilitate their aim to “work with all those affected by these conditions [IBD] to achieve a better quality of life.” We will co-produce a resource – YouTube Medleys – to inform women, their partners, and healthcare providers about the experience of planning and starting a family, and coping with young children in the context of maternal IBD. This resource will support informed reproductive choice for women with IBD through providing appropriate, user-friendly access o the lived experience of women with IBD who have already made the transition to motherhood.