Unintended pregnancy

Clearinghouse Connector – April 2013

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Measurement and incidence

The measurement and meaning of unintended pregnancy Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2003

Adolescent indicators : teen pregnancy rate Victoria. Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2012

How many abortions are there in Australia? : a discussion of abortion statistics, their limitations, and options for improved statistical collection Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services, 2005

Estimating Australia’s abortion rates 1985-2003 Medical Journal of Australia, 2005


Family planning and the burden of unintended pregnancies Epidemiologic Reviews, 2010

The public costs of births resulting from unintended pregnancies : national and state-level estimates Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2011

Public savings from the prevention of unintended pregnancy: a cost analysis of family planning services in California Health Services Research, 2007


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

Reframing unintended pregnancy prevention : a public health model Contraception, 2010

Interventions for preventing unintended pregnancies among adolescents : RHL commentary World Health Organization, 2011

Women’s experiences

Understanding women’s experiences of unplanned pregnancy and abortion : final report Key Centre For Women’s Health In Society, 2009

What women want : when faced with an unplanned pregnancy : key findings Marie Stopes International, 2006

Women’s stories Pro Choice Queensland, 2010

Teenagers' pregnancy intentions and decisions : a study of young women in California choosing to give birth Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999

Resources for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy

Unplanned pregnancy decision-making guide Royal Women’s Hospital, 2011

Pregnancy : your options Victoria. Department of Health, 2012

Making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy Children By Choice, date unknown

Related websites

Family Planning Victoria

Royal Women’s Hospital. Pregnancy Advisory Service

Dr Marie

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