Journal article

Understanding the low uptake of long-acting reversible contraception by young women in Australia: a qualitative study

Cameryn C Garrett, Louise A Keogh, Anne Kavanagh, Jane Tomnay, Jane S Hocking

BMC WOMENS HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Australia has high rates of teenage pregnancy compared with many Western countries. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) offers an effective method to help decrease unintended pregnancies; however, current uptake remains low. The aim of this study was to investigate barriers to LARC use by young women in Australia. METHODS: Healthcare professionals were recruited through publicly available sources and snowball sampling to complete an interview about young women's access to and use of LARC. The sample consisted of general practitioners, nurses, medical directors of reproductive and sexual health organisations, a sexual health educator, and health advocates. In addition, fou..

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