Intended and unintended consequences of abortion law reform: perspectives of abortion experts in Victoria, Australia
LA Keogh, D Newton, C Bayly, K McNamee, A Hardiman, A Webster, M Bismark
BMJ SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017
INTRODUCTION: In Victoria, Australia, abortion was decriminalised in October 2008, bringing the law in line with clinical practice and community attitudes. We describe how experts in abortion service provision perceived the intent and subsequent impact of the 2008 Victorian abortion law reform. METHODS: Experts in abortion provision in Victoria were recruited for a qualitative semi-structured interview about the 2008 law reform and its perceived impact, until saturation was reached. Nineteen experts from a range of health care settings and geographic locations were interviewed in 2014/2015. Thematic analysis was conducted to summarise participants' views. RESULTS: Abortion law reform, while ..View full abstract
The research was funded by the Brenda Jean Brown Trust.