Australian Women’s Fertility Experiences prior to a Termination of Pregnancy

dc.contributor.author Abigail, Wendy
dc.contributor.author de Lacey, Sheryl Lynne
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-12T08:06:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-12T08:06:15Z
dc.date.issued 2014-02-20
dc.date.updated 2018-04-26T08:47:17Z
dc.description Copyright © 2014 Wendy Abigail and Sheryl de Lacey. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.description.abstract Objective. This research aimed to investigate the fertility management of women aged over 30 years prior to a termination of pregnancy (TOP) to inform primary health care service delivery providers and policy makers. Design. An ethically approved, two-phase sequential explanatory mixed methods design was used. This paper reports on part of that study. Setting. The study was conducted in five South Australian TOP clinics. Patients. Women aged over 30 years attending for a TOP in 2009 were invited to participate. Interventions. The Contraception Sexual Attitude Questionnaire (modified version) of women attending termination of pregnancy services was used. Main Outcomes Measures. Quantitative data analysis utilized SPSS V16 where simple descriptive statistics were described. Results. There were 101 questionnaire respondents where 70.5% were Australian women, predominantly married and with children. Women used contraception but experienced method failure, were beginning a new method, or were afraid of side effects. Risk-taking behaviours were reported such as putting the possibility of pregnancy out of their mind, getting carried away and not thinking of pregnancy risk, or frequently having unprotected intercourse. Conclusion. Service delivery needs to include age specific programs, and policy makers need to include policies which are adequately funded and evaluated. Further research is required to provide greater depth of knowledge in this area.
dc.identifier.citation Wendy Abigail and Sheryl de Lacey, “Australian Women’s Fertility Experiences prior to a Termination of Pregnancy,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2014, Article ID 794380, 8 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/794380
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/794380
dc.identifier.issn 1537-744X
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/794380
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/38070
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Hindawi en
dc.rights Copyright © 2014 Wendy Abigail and Sheryl de Lacey.
dc.rights.holder Wendy Abigail and Sheryl de Lacey.
dc.rights.license CC-BY
dc.subject fertility management
dc.subject termination of pregnancy
dc.subject contraception
dc.title Australian Women’s Fertility Experiences prior to a Termination of Pregnancy en
dc.type Article en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Abigail, Wendy: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8487-5829 en_US
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