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"Country women are resilient but....” : family planning access in rural Victoria

Kruss, Julie L (2012) "Country women are resilient but....” : family planning access in rural Victoria. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


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Most women use family planning services during their reproductive lifetime, but many lack ready access to such services, particularly in a rural area. The aim of this study was to document and thus develop an understanding of the facilitators and barriers to accessing three types of family planning services (emergency contraception, termination of pregnancy, and options counselling) within a particular rural area of Victoria, Australia, and how these might affect women’s psychosocial health and their ability to make timely decisions about continuation of a pregnancy.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
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Doctorate in Applied Psychology (Community and Health)

Uncontrolled Keywords: abortion, mental health, reproductive choices, gender, feminist framework, psychosocial, feminist approach, barriers to service provision, Victorian law reform, rural culture, regional Victoria, Grampians
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 22:51
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 17:00
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