Pregnancy intention and reproductive care in women living with HIV

  • Anna Bridget Whalen-Browne University of Alberta


It is common for women living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to become pregnant following their diagnosis. Rates of unplanned pregnancy is considerably higher in this population compared to the Canadian population. This commentary discusses possible contributors and implications of such, with focus on population health of women living with HIV, using British Columbia as a model. Ultimately, the goal of this commentary is to highlight the need for improved women-centered reproductive programming within the comprehensive HIV care. Ultimately, this may help improve rates of unintentional pregnancy on the population level, and overall reproductive care for women living with HIV.

Author Biography

Anna Bridget Whalen-Browne, University of Alberta

BSc, MD Candidate 2018

Faculty of Medicine

Univeristy of Alberta