Clinical Trials

FAmily planning and Multiple Sclerosis (FAMS): Exploring the specific roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in the management of reproductive health care in patients with multiple sclerosis

Type of Study/Intervention


Recruitment Status


Form of MS

Healthcare professionals

Brief summary

We are seeking to understand the experiences of a broad range of healthcare professionals (HCPs) regarding caring for people with MS, with a particular focus on matters concerning family planning (spanning fertility, contraception, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum health). The study aims to help clarify the roles and responsibilities of HCPs from different clinical disciplines in supporting family planning for patients with MS.

Healthcare professionals who agree to be involved in the study, will be asked to participate in a one-off interview that can be done either on the phone, face to face (if based on South Australia) or virtually. The duration of the interview will be 30 minutes. Participating HCPs will be asked to describe their experiences and perspectives in providing support to women and men of reproductive age who are diagnosed with MS, on matters concerning family planning.

Inclusion criteria

Healthcare professionals (HCPs) must be either a general practitioner, neurologist, gynaecologist/obstetrician, MS nurse, fertility specialist, over 18 years of age, able to speak and understand English and currently living and practising in Australia.

Exclusion criteria

Healthcare professionals who do not live and practice in Australia.

Anticipated start date

Already started.

Further details

Full details of the study can be found on Participant Information Sheet ( and on the study flyer.



Ethics approval

Yes. Ethics approval no: H-2021-200

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