Lone Schmidt

Lone Schmidt

Professor with special responsibilities, Professor MSO

Member of:

    Primary fields of research

    Reproductive health, focus on infertility and involuntary childlessness, medically assisted reproduction, prevention of infertility, family formation. 

    Current research

    • Programme coordinator (PI) for the research group, Reproductive Health, Section of Social Medicine
    • Programme coordinator for The Copenhagen Multi-centre Psychosocial Infertility (COMPI) Research Programme. The COMPI group involves researchers from University of Copenhagen; Alfred University, NY, USA; Cardiff University, UK; Chapman University, CA, USA; Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Porto University, Portugal. Collaboration with public fertility clinics in Denmark. 
    • Psychiatric disorders, infertility and medically assisted reproduction treatment 
    • Social inequality in use of assisted reproduction technology treatment
    • Assisted reproduction technology treatment and women's risk of cancer
    • Family building among men and women having survived childhood/early adulthood cancer
    • Collaborative projects on stress, infertility and pregnancy loss
    • Collaborative projects on Prevention of infertility



    • Medical sociology
    • Supervision of bachelor and master theses

     BA and MA in Public Health

    • Social epidemiology and public health
    • Elective course: Fertility and health
    • Supervisor of bachelor and master theses


    • Reproductive health
    • Infertility and assisted reproduction
    • Prevention of  infertility
    • Family building


    Selected publications

    1. Published

      Taking fertility for granted - a qualitative exploration of fertility awareness among young, childless men in Denmark and Sweden

      Hviid Malling, G. M., Schmidt, Lone, Pitsillos, T., Hammarberg, K., Tyden, T., Friberg, B., Jensen, I. & Ziebe, S., 2022, In: Human Fertility. 25, 2, 12 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

    2. Published

      Assisted reproductive technology treatment and risk of breast cancer: a population-based cohort study

      Vassard, Ditte, Pinborg, Anja, Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads, Lyng Forman, J., Glazer, C. H., Kroman, Niels Thorndahl & Schmidt, Lone, 2021, In: Human Reproduction. 36, 12, p. 3152–3160 9 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

    3. Published

      Parenthood among men diagnosed with cancer in childhood and early adulthood - trends over time in a Danish national cohort

      Sylvest, R., Vassard, Ditte, Schmiegelow, Kjeld, Macklon, K. T., Schmidt, Lone, Forman, Julie Lyng & Pinborg, Anja, Jul 2021, In: Human Reproduction. 36, p. 470-470 1 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalConference abstract in journalpeer-review

    4. Published

      Forebyggelse af nedsat frugtbarhed

      Nielsen, H. S., Schmidt, Lone, Andersen, A. N., Petersen, K. B., Gyrd-Hansen, D., Jensen, T. K., Juul, A. & Knudsen, L. B., 2016, 1 ed. København: Vidensråd for Forebyggelse. 152 p.

      Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

    5. Published

      Demographic and medical consequences of the postponement of parenthood

      Schmidt, Lone, Sobotka, T., Bentzen, J. G. & Nyboe Andersen, A., Feb 2012, In: Human Reproduction Update. 18, 1, p. 29-43 15 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

    6. Published

      Fertilitet og sundhed

      Schmidt, Lone (ed.) & Pinborg, Anja (ed.), 2012, København: Munksgaard .

      Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

    7. Published

      Sociodemographic characteristics and attitudes towards motherhood among single women compared with cohabiting women treated with donor semen: a Danish multicenter study

      Salomon, M., Lykke-Sylvest, Randi, Hansson, Helena, Andersen, A. N. & Schmidt, Lone, 2015, In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 94, 5, p. 473-481 9 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

    8. Published

      Costs of medically assisted reproduction treatment at specialized fertility clinics in the Danish public health care system: results from a 5-year follow-up cohort study

      Christiansen, T., Erb, K., Rizvanovic, A., Ziebe, S., Mikkelsen Englund, A. L., Hald, F., Boivin, J. & Schmidt, Lone, Jan 2014, In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 93, 1, p. 64-72 9 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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