Journal article

The use of family planning services by non-English speaking background (NESB) women

T Mirza, GT Kovacs, P McDonald

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | AUSTRALIAN NZ J OBSTET GYNAEC | Published : 1999

Abstract

This study was undertaken to determine the proportion of family planning organization clients who are from a non-English speaking background (NESB), to analyse the services they used, and to compare it to the services used by other clients. Analysis of clinic data sheets from the 8 State/Territory family planning organizations (FPO) was conducted. From a total of 185,879 client visits in FPO clinics between July, 1996 and June, 1997, 27,349 (14.7%) were from NESB. The proportion of clients with NESB was quite similar to that in the community. This means that in general, FPOs are reaching their share of clients with NESB. The patterns of reproductive health services used varied between NESB w..

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