Unintended pregnancy in Australia: what more can we do?

Angela Taft, Melissa Hobbs, Lisa Amir, Safeera Hussainy, Kay Stewart, A Smith, Julia Shelley, Colin Chapman

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Abstract

Prevention is better than cure a?? especially in the field of sexual and reproductive health. Australiaa??s teenage pregnancy rates (17.3 per 1000 women in 2003)1 and abortion rates (19.7 per 1000 women in 2008)2 are high compared with other Western countries. Such rates are not inevitable, and recent contraceptive strategies were developed to help in reducing them. One such strategy was the rescheduling in Australia of the
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166 - 167
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume195
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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