A longitudinal study of patterns of contraception use and access to contraceptive information, advice and services for young Australian women (2011–2014)
The extent of unplanned pregnancy in Australia is unknown, yet the ability to plan pregnancy is essential to
women¿s personal, social and economic wellbeing. Anecdotal reports suggest that rural women have less
access to family planning and related services, but there is no strong evidence on the needs of rural women.
This longitudinal project will involve an internet survey of 2000 young women from urban and rural areas of NSW on three occasions, with the aim of providing empirical evidence to support policy and practices to assist women to manage contraception as they wish and to plan more effective and appropriate services.