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The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP) is an international organisation and registered charity founded in 1980. The Society recognises that reproduction is a complex, challenging and multifaceted area which is of social, scientific and medical concern.

We believe in the key importance of psychological, biological, socio-cultural and political aspects of reproduction, birth and infancy. Recent years have seen separate advances in our understanding of key psychosocial and biological mechanisms, with a frequent focus on the mother-infant dyad. The mission of this multidisciplinary society is to both generate and disseminate research integrating all aforementioned aspects whilst acknowledging the importance of all family members . The Society’s journal, the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, is an international journal publishing research in this area.

The Society’s Aims

To consolidate and disseminate otherwise widely scattered information which we feel to be of practical relevance to all those whose work is directly or indirectly influenced by reproductive science.

To foster truly multidisciplinary research and professional practice.

Our purpose is to promote the scientific study, both pure and applied, of all psychological and behavioural matters related to human reproduction.

SRIP provides a unique forum for the integration of issues in reproduction by individuals working in psychology, healthcare, midwifery, nursing, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, psychiatry, social work, sociology, anthropology, and epidemiology.

Through scientific meetings and workshops, our journal, liaison with professional bodies and the public, and discourse between members, we attempt to address issues at all stages of reproduction. These can be represented by the following themes:

  • Reproductive potential

  • Fertility control and Infertility

  • Pregnancy and Birth

  • Infancy

  • Parenthood and Parenting

Further to the five key themes of health care promotion above, the Society and its journal amalgamate research in:​

  • Postnatal depression

  • Perinatal psychology

  • Infant psychology

  • Infant development

  • Perinatal mental health

  • Anxiety in pregnancy

  • Anxiety after birth

  • Birth trauma

  • Assessment of perinatal mental health

  • Conception

  • Infertility

  • Abortion

  • Termination of pregnancy

  • Fathers mental health

  • The transition to parenthood

  • Motherhood

  • Fatherhood

  • Mother-baby bond

  • Father-baby bond

  • Pregnancy research

  • Fear of childbirth / fear of birth

  • Miscarriage

  • Stillbirth

  • Infant Attachment

  • Baby behaviour

Please note: SRIP is a scientific society so does not provide endorsement of courses or products.

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