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The influence of geographic location on Australian women’s reproductive health.


This project examines prevalence, rurality and other factors associated longitudinally with women’s reports of abortion (termination of pregnancy). It will specifically look at predictors of abortion and how these change over time and geographic location. We propose to examine this among all women who have reported one or more abortions in the last five surveys of the 1973-78 and 1989-95 cohorts. Predicting factors may include geographic location (ARIA), socio-economic status, LARC/contraceptive practice, health service use, extent of ACE’s, mental health, self-harm and abuse status. Associated qualitative data may also be examined.