Journal article

Accidentally-on-purpose: findings from a qualitative study exploring pregnancy intention and long-acting reversible contraceptive use

Jacqueline Coombe, Melissa L Harris, Deborah Loxton

BMJ SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although it is known that pregnancy intention impacts contraceptive use, there has been little exploration into the relationship between pregnancy intention and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) non-use in the Australian context. METHODS: Semi-structured telephone interviews with a sample of participants from the Contraceptive Use, Pregnancy Intention and Decisions (CUPID) Study were conducted in 2016. RESULTS: Of the 59 women contacted, 15 participated in an interview. One theme arising from these interviews is reported here. Results from the analysis suggest that women with ambivalent or unclear plans toward pregnancy were less likely to perceive LARC as a suitable me..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

JC is a PhD student supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. The authors gratefully acknowledge funding support from the Australian Research Council (Linkage Project Grant LP100200349), and industry partners Family Planning NSW and Bayer Australia Ltd. MLH was previously supported by the Australian Research Council through the above Linkage Project Grant and DL was a chief investigator.