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International Partners

The INTERSECT study partnership includes collaborators from over 40 countries. Principal investigators in each country are responsible for conducting the INTERSECT survey in their own country. Anonymised data from each country will then be linked to create an international databank of information on traumatic birth and PTSD worldwide. Version 1 of this dataset was completed in 2023 consisting of data from 31 countries and will be available for secondary analysis in 2024 via the UK Data Service (UKDS). We anticipate version 2 of the data set to be collected by the end of 2025 which will include additional countries. 

This study will provide information on the cross-cultural prevalence of postpartum PTSD, as well as differences in the etiology and manifestation of childbirth-related PTSD worldwide.

Supporting Organisations

Birth Trauma Association logo
Girlz Empowered logo
Centre for Catalyzing Change logo
Global Black Maternal Health logo

"[Having] an international data bank that could be accessed by researchers worldwide would provide an enormously valuable resource… Such a databank would enable health systems to improve maternity care in ways that could reduce the elements that women find traumatic.” Birth Trauma Association

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