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Using a reproductive life course approach to understand contraceptive method use in Australia

Gray, Edith; McDonald, Peter


This paper examines contraceptive method use at different stages of the reproductive life course. Previous research on contraceptive practice in developed countries typically applies age as a proxy for reproductive history. While age is an essential and useful life course measure for understanding contraceptive use, investigations of contraceptive practice should also consider parity and fertility intentions, as they may be more accurate measures of reproductive life course stage. Analysis is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Biosocial Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0021932009990381


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