Clearinghouse Connector – October 2013

Links to online resources available from the Women’s Health Victoria Clearinghouse collection.

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The right to contraceptive information and services for women and adolescents Center for Reproductive Rights; United Nations Population Fund, 2010

Contraceptive use in the United States Guttmacher Institute, 2013

In search of breakthroughs : renewing support for contraceptive research and development Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013

Contraception in Australia

Shaping families: women, control and contraception Family Matters, 1999

Current contraceptive management in Australian general practice: an analysis of BEACH data Medical Journal of Australia, 2012

Victorian rural women’s access to family planning services : survey report Rural services of the Women’s Health Association of Victoria, 2012


Contraception and safe sex In: National women’s health policy 2010 Australia. Department of Health and Ageing, 2010

Time for a national sexual and reproductive health strategy for Australia : background paper Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy Reference Group, 2007

Practice recommendations

U.S. Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use, 2013 : adapted from the World Health Organization Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use, 2nd ed. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2013

US medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use, 2010 : adapted from the World Health Organization medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use, 4th ed. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2010

Contraceptive use

Contraception matters : indicators of poor usage of contraception in sexually active women attending family planning clinics in Victoria, Australia BMC Public Health, 2012

Reasons for using contraception : perspectives of US women seeking care at specialized family planning clinics Contraception, 2012

Young women’s accounts of factors influencing their use and non-use of emergency contraception: In-depth interview study British Medical Journal, 2002

Menstrual and contraceptive management in women with an intellectual disability Medical Journal of Australia, 2002

Contraceptive use and associations with intimate partner violence among a population-based sample of New Zealand women Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2008

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents and their attitudes and behaviours around relationships, contraception and pregnancy : lessons for policy and practice In: Proceedings of the National Rural Health Conference (10th : 2009 : Cairns) National Rural Health Alliance, 2009

Cost effectiveness

Should providers give women advance provision of emergency contraceptive pills?: a cost-effectiveness analysis Women’s Health Issues, 2010

The cost-effectiveness of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods in the UK : analysis based on a decision-analytic model developed for a National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical practice guideline Human Reproduction, 2008

Cost savings from the provision of specific methods of contraception in a publicly funded program American Journal of Public Health, 2009

Related websites

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia. Contraception search filters

Better Health Channel. Contraception choices

Family Planning Victoria. Contraception : it’s your choice

Dr. Marie. Contraception guide

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