The Centre for Reproductive Research & Communication exists to develop and deliver a research agenda that furthers women’s access to evidence-based reproductive healthcare, driven by an understanding of women’s perspectives and needs.
About the Centre
The Centre for Reproductive Research and Communication was established in 2019 with a mission to emphasise women’s experience of pregnancy-related issues, from contraception to infant feeding, and make recommendations for where improvements can be made. We draw directly on bpas’ own work providing care for women with unplanned pregnancy or a pregnancy they cannot carry to term, but more importantly we apply bpas’ belief in providing women with evidence-based information and delivering woman-centred care to the spectrum of reproductive issues.
Ongoing and completed research projects
Work with us
If you are a student or a researcher with a project you would like to undertake and looking for a host organisation, do get in touch.
We have recently accepted students and fellows from Kent University, Sussex University, Princeton University, Harvard Law School and Yale Law School.
If you wish to carry out clinical research at bpas, please click here.
A selection of bpas’ reports on issues in women’s reproductive health and choices
Read our latest paper, "Systematic review of early abortion services in low- and middle-income country primary care: potential for reverse innovation and application in the UK context"
Read our recent paper, "Emergency contraception in the UK: stigma as a key ingredient of a fundamental women’s healthcare product"
The WRISK project is a collaboration between bpas and Heather Trickey at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Working with stakeholders from a wide range of disciplines, the project draws on women’s experiences to understand and improve the development and communication of risk messages in pregnancy. The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Legal cases and reviews
An exploration of the ethical issues raised by the proposals to use a newborn’s meconium as a biomarker for a woman’s alcohol use in pregnancy.
Initial findings to be presented at BSA conference Reproduction and Risk, 20 November 2019, University of Leicester:
“An unreliable witness”: pregnant women, alcohol and the quest for biomarkers within a narrative of risk
We are pleased to host Taylor Burgess, a fellow from Yale Law School investigating the promotion and delivery of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) in the UK today within a human rights framework.
Initial findings to be presented at the one day workshop Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): Exploring Ethical Practice and Reproductive Rights in Britain, January 10th, 2020, Manchester
We are collaborative partners with the University of Kent on the SeNSS PhD project: Communicating the risk of taking medicines to (potentially) pregnant women post-Montgomery: a socio-legal exploration (Rachel Arkell)
Awards, grants and prizes