The London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP)                

This website provides information about the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP), a psychometrically-validated measure of pregnancy planning/intention developed by Geraldine Barrett and colleagues. Originally developed in the UK, the LMUP has now been validated for use in countries across the world. The main publications are from 2002 onwards. Technical information about the LMUP is provided on this website (essentially ‘the LMUP handbook’) and is continually updated.


A updated validation from Malawi:

Hall JA, Stephenson J, Barrett G. 2021 Evaluating the Chichewa version of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy in Malawi: a validation update BMC Research Notes 14:231 Abstract and full text Abstract and full pdf

“There are now nine validations of the LMUP in different low-and-middle-income countries, confirming the validity and applicability of the LMUP in these settings” (Hall et al, 2021).

An evaluation of the Hindi LMUP:

Das S, Hall J, Barrett G, Osrin D, Kapadia S, Jayaraman A. 2021 Evaluation of the Hindi version of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy among pregnant and postnatal women in urban India BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 21:602 Abstract and full pdf

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