Australian women's lifetime pregnancy history and contraceptive use

Research status

Completed

Overview of Study

A randomised study of a subset of women enrolled in the Australian Longitudinal study on Women's Health to examine their lifetime pregnancy history and contraceptive use.

To determine the pattern of contraceptive use of Australian women over their reproductive lifespan, with particular emphasis on the relationship between contraceptive use and pregnancy.

Objectives of study

One thousand women from the mid-age cohort of the Australian Longitudinal study on Women's Health were invited to participate in this Family Planning survey by completing a questionnaire about their reproductive histories.

Published articles

Fertility control? Middle-aged Australian women's retrospective reports of their pregnancies

Contraception and pregnancy then and now: examining the experiences of a cohort of mid-age Australian women.

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