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Reproductive behaviour of slovenians

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
3.05.00  Medical sciences  Human reproduction   

Code Science Field
B007  Biomedical sciences  Medicine (human and vertebrates) 
B570  Biomedical sciences  Obstetrics, gynaecology, andrology, reproduction, sexuality 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  05735  PhD Majda Černič Istenič  Sociology  Researcher  2000  412 
2.  17554  Olga Kardoš    Researcher  1998 - 2000 
3.  08080  MSc Dunja Obersnel-Kveder  Human reproduction  Researcher  1999 - 2000  162 
4.  06973  PhD Barbara Rojnik  Human reproduction  Researcher  2000  26 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  61,981 
Over the last few decades the patterns of partnership relations and reproductive behaviour have changed significantly in all European countries. Everywhere official statistics record a decrease in marriages, an increase in divorces, a rise of non-marital births, postponement of parenthood and a decline in the number of births. Similar trends are observed in Slovenia as well. The objective of this project is to determine the main characteristics of reproductive behaviour of Slovene population within the European fertility trends and to trace the changes in this sphere. For the purpose of comparison the project is included into the international project Family and Fertility Survey in countries of ECE regions, co-ordinated by PAU at UN in Geneva. In this respect the most recent theoretical concepts and methodology will be applied to create guidelines for promotion of responsible parenthood and protection of reproductive health. The intention of this research programme is to find out and to explain factors related to the formation and enforcement of new patterns of partnership and reproductive behaviour in Slovenia. Previous research abroad and also in Slovenia shows that fertility behaviour is a very dynamic process which requires permanent observation through surveys that are repeated every few years. This is the only way which enables proper action as regard to the changes in population structure and to form strategies to protect the reproductive health. The work of this group will be focused into studying motivational mechanisms for parenthood and characteristics of groups with risky reproductive, sexual and contraceptive behaviour patterns (abortion, premature and post festum decisions for parenthood, non-persistent use and improper choice of contraception).
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