Danish registers on aspects of reproduction

Scand J Public Health. 2011 Jul;39(7 Suppl):79-82. doi: 10.1177/1403494811399957.


Introduction: The establishing of three Danish population-based registers, namely the Fertility Database, the Register of Legally Induced Abortions, and the In Vitro Fertilisation register, aimed at providing data for surveying of reproductive outcome.

Content: The registers include information on births, abortions, and assisted reproduction as well as selected characteristics of the women (and men) involved.

Validity and coverage: Both the validity and coverage of each register are considered of high quality.

Conclusion: These registers provide, both individually and in combination, unique opportunities for undertaking detailed and comprehensive research in the field of reproduction.

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Legal / statistics & numerical data
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Birth Rate
  • Databases, Factual
  • Denmark
  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro
  • Humans
  • Infertility / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy
  • Registries* / standards
  • Reproduction*
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted