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

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


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.

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Doctorate in Applied Psychology (Community and Health)

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21315
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords abortion, mental health, reproductive choices, gender, feminist framework, psychosocial, feminist approach, barriers to service provision, Victorian law reform, rural culture, regional Victoria, Grampians
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