Contraceptive technologies and reproductive choice among immigrant women

  • Manderson, Lenore (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Whittaker, Andrea (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gwatirisa, Pauline Rutendo (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Kirk, Sarah (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Murdolo, Adele (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Quiazon, Regina (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We will work in two rapidly expanding metropolitan areas where newly arrived immigrant and refugee communities are concentrated. Using ethnographic methods, we will identify how women access information and advice about both conventional and new contraceptive technologies, their use of sexual and reproductive health services, and how providers ensure women's informed choice. We will also examine the social, cultural and structural factors that impact on women's decisions, and the impact of this on their physical and mental health. With key organisations involved in reproductive and immigrant health, we will use this data to develop appropriate policies and programs to improve their services and their clients' health.
Effective start/end date1/07/1330/09/15


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD80,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD30,000.00
  • Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia
  • Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH)
  • Multicultural Centre for Women's Health