Prof. Dr. Birte Berger-Höger© dsfotos
“The right decision aids should present the advantages and disadvantages in a manner suited to the target group"

Those who are looking for the right contraception method need evidence-based information. The joint “GenDivInfo” project of the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen und the University of Halle is developing a concept for guidelines so that they provide information that is suitable for laypersons.

“The right decision aids should present the advantages and disadvantages in a manner suited to the target group”, says Professor Birte Berger-Höger from the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) at the University of Bremen. Together with Professor Anke Steckelberg from the Institute of Health and Care Sciences of the medical faculty of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, she is working on the new “GenDivInfo” project.

This project is developing a concept for the creation of medical guidelines and evidence-based decision aids for laypersons that will consider various aspects of gender and diversity. This includes questions of whether medical treatments work differently for people of different genders or if they have different information needs, for example. The concept is being developed and tested using the example of non-hormonal contraception methods, including condoms or also natural contraceptive methods.

A further cooperation partner from the University of Bremen is Dr. Margrit E. Kaufmann, who works on diversity and intersectionality research within the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research.
The Federal Ministry for Health (BMG) is funding the project from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2025.

Prof. Dr. Birte Berger-Höger is head of the Department Evaluation and Implementation Research in Nursing Science at the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research IPP at the University of Bremen since 2020.

Read the full press release of the University of Bremen by Christina Selzer here:

https://www.uni-bremen.de/universitaet/hochschulkommunikation-und-marketing/aktuelle-meldungen/detailansicht/informiert-verhueten-projekt-optimiert-medizinische-leitlinien

Contact:

Prof. Dr. phil. Birte Berger-Höger

University of Bremen

Faculty 11 Human and Health Sciences

Institute of Public Health und Nursing Research

Department of Evaluation and Implementation Research in Nursing Science
birte.berger-hoeger@uni-bremen.de

www.ipp.uni-bremen.de