Understanding women's experiences of unplanned pregnancy and abortion
Grant number: LP0667968
The economic, health and social costs to the Australian community of unplanned pregnancies and abortions constitute a public health concern of undoubted significance. Debates in both policy and public arenas are hampered by a lack of comprehensive reliable evidence about incidence of abortion and the factors underlying decisions to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Further, there is considerable variation among Australian states regarding abortion-related legislation. The data generated from this project will establish an evidence base, inform potential legislative change and monitor any effects, and improve delivery of appropriate health services and strategies to prevent unplanned pregnancie..View full description
Related publications (3)
Abortion is a difficult solution to a problem: A discursive analysis of interviews with women considering or undergoing abortion in Australia
Maggie Kirkman, Heather Rowe, Annarella Hardiman, Doreen Rosenthal
There is little research on women's experience of abortion, despite its prevalence and considerable public debate. Women have abor..
Considering abortion: a 12-month audit of records of women contacting a Pregnancy Advisory Service
Heather J Rowe, Maggie Kirkman, E Annarella Hardiman, Shelley Mallett, Doreen A Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: To characterise the demographic and psychosocial circumstances of women contacting Victoria's largest public pregnancy ..