The London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP)                

There have been a number of occasions where the LMUP has been adapted for administration to women's partners.

Evaluated versions of the LMUP for women's partners

Chichewa (Malawi)

English (United Kingdom)

Publications featuring a version of the LMUP for partners

A UK Department of Health funded study on pre-pregnancy health and care, led by Prof. Judith Stephenson at Institute for Women's Health, UCL, has used a partner version of the LMUP.

Barrett G, Hall JA, Howden B, Patel D, Shawe J, Stephenson J. 2020 Evaluation of the psychometric properties of a version of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy for women's partners International Journal of Men's Social and Community Health 3;1:e65-e77 Abstract and full pdf

Shawe J, Patel D, Joy M, Howden B, Barrett G, Stephenson J. 2019 Preparation for fatherhood: a survey of men's preconception health knowledge and behaviour in England PloS ONE 14(3): e0213897 Abstract


Dr Sara Yeatman and colleagues carried out a study of child and parental health in Malawi, using the LMUP, including a version for partners.

Yeatman S, Smith-Greenaway E. 2018 Birth planning and women's and men's health in Malawi Studies in Family Planning 6;3:213-235 Abstract

Yeatman S, and Smith-Greenaway E. 2016 The relationship between pregnancy plannedness and parental and child health in Malawi Contraception 94(4):424 Abstract


A Swedish study of antenatal clinic attenders used a partner version of the LMUP in its data collection:

Bodin M, Stern J, Folkmarson L, Tyden T, Larsson M. 2015 Coherence of pregnancy planning within couples expecting a child Midwifery 31;10:973-978 Abstract


Suzanne Cater and Lester Coleman PhD of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence carried out a study, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, of 'planned' pregnancy among teenagers. A partner version of the LMUP, using items 1‐5, was used as a screening questionnaire to identify potential interviewees.

Cater S, Coleman L. 2006 'Planned' Teenage Pregnancy: Perspectives of young parents from disadvantaged backgrounds. Bristol: Policy Press Abstract and full pdf

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