Kristine Løkås Haftorn
Centre for Fertility and Health, Norwegian Insitute for Public Health
In the last few decades we have witnessed marked changes in patterns of fertility and family structure in rich countries. These include increasing age at childbirth, a lower number of children born to each woman or man, greater use of assisted reproductive technology (ART), higher frequency of family disruptions and increasingly complex family structures.
Elucidation of the complex biological and social causal mechanisms requires broad expertise. The multidisciplinary research team at Centre for Fertility and Health consists of epidemiologists, geneticists, demographers, sociologists and economists from Norway and abroad. Our research can be described in five integrated themes of research. Most of our research projects and activities cut across several research themes.