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. Data collection will be completed in 2023.
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.
"[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