The London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP)            

There have been a number of occasions where the LMUP has been adapted for administration to women's partners.

A UK Department of Health funded study on pre-pregnancy health and care, led by Prof. Judith Stephenson at Institute for Women's Health, UCL, has used a partner version of the LMUP. Analysis of the psychometric properties of this version is underway and other publications are in preparation.

Parnter version of the LMUP (Word file)

Parnter version of the LMUP (Pdf file)

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Dr Sara Yeatman and colleagues carried out a study of child and parental health in Malawi, using the LMUP, including a version for partners. Psychometric properties of the partner version are included in the 2018 paper:

Yeatman S, Smith-Greenaway E. 2018 Birth planning and women's and men's health in Malawi Studies in Family Planning Online first Abstract

Yeatman S, and Smith-Greenaway E. 2016 The relationship between pregnancy plannedness and parental and child health in Malawi Contraception 94(4):424 Abstract


A Swedish study of antenatal clinic attenders used a partner version of the LMUP in its data collection:

Bodin et al. 2015 Coherence of pregnancy planning within couples expecting a child Midwifery Abstract


Suzanne Cater and Lester Coleman PhD of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence carried out a study, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, of 'planned' pregnancy among teenagers. A partner version of the LMUP, using items 1‐5, was used as a screening questionnaire to identify potential interviewees.

Cater S, Coleman L. 2006 'Planned' Teenage Pregnancy: Perspectives of young parents from disadvantaged backgrounds. Bristol: Policy Press Abstract and full pdf

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