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A qualitative analysis of unplanned pregnancy and access to contraception among the 1973-78 cohort.


This project examines factors contributing to contraception use and unplanned pregnancy, particularly barriers to service access. Qualitative comments provided by women from the 1973-78 cohort across surveys 1-5 will be examined. Relevant comments will be identified by reading through the comments as well as searching for specific keywords relating to use of contraception, unplanned pregnancy, and access to contraception services. Once relevant comments have been identified, they will be analysed using thematic content analysis. The aims of the analysis are i) to examine factors women identify as contributing to their contraception use (or non-use), particularly barriers to service access, and ii) to examine how women describe and explain the reasons for their unplanned pregnancies, and iii) how the pregnancies were resolved.