Box 3.

Key questions for future research

Research should focus on addressing the impact of disparities on preconception health and how to address them. Key research questions might include:
  • What are the main facilitators and barriers to planning for pregnancy?

  • How do we best engage potential young mothers and their partners?

  • What interventions reduce risky behaviour and optimise wellbeing in those looking to become pregnant?

  • How do we optimise long-term condition management pre-pregnancy?

  • How can primary care teams be supported to provide timely preconception assessment and care?