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Research Opportunity - Transcending individual blame and weight stigma for preconception women living in larger bodies from the perspectives of healthcare.

Research title: Transcending individual blame and weight stigma for preconception women living in larger bodies from the perspectives of healthcare.

Research organisation: Monash University

Description: The preconception period has been identified as an opportunity to promote favourable maternal and infant outcomes, before, during and after pregnancy. Important preconception care include ensuring women are up to date on vaccinations, cessation of alcohol and smoking, folic acid supplementation and management of co-morbidities (e.g., asthma, diabetes). Despite the well-established benefits of preconception care, the uptake remains low, with one possible reason being the high prevalence of weight stigma within the healthcare setting. Our research team at Monash University are exploring GPs views on factors that influence care for preconception women living with overweight or obesity (ethical approval project ID: 38475). Eligible participants include any GP (currently working or has worked as a GP within the past five years), who care for preconception women. Upon completion of the survey participants can enter the draw to win one of four $100 gift vouchers. Recruitment flyer. Information Sheet for GPs.

Research tool(s): 15-minute online survey

Closing date: End of June 2024 or until we reach the desired sample size

Contact details: Chloe Tran - 0450 075 494 - chloe.tran@monash.edu

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