The incidence of induced abortion in a prospective cohort study of 16-to 25-year-old Australian women
Jennifer Walker, Kathleen McNamee, John K Kaldor, Basil Donovan, Christopher K Fairley, Marie Pirotta, Catriona S Bradshaw, Marcus Y Chen, Suzanne Garland, Jane S Hocking
SEXUAL HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2011
In Australia, data for induced abortions (IA) is unreliable, although accurate information is essential for the development of policy and funding for services relating to IA. The rate of induced abortion was an incidental finding from questionnaire data collected for a longitudinal study of chlamydia in young women in Australia. We found a pregnancy rate of 7.2/100 woman years (95% confidence interval (CI): 5.7-9.0) (n=76) and IA rate of 2.1/100 women years (95% CI: 1.4-3.2) (n=22). Differences were found between States and Territories, information which might influence the development of services in regions of Australia.
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This project was funded by the Commonwealth of Australia, as part of a National Chlamydia Pilot program that is currently running to test the effectiveness of several models for chlamydia testing in Australia.