ABC, 22nd July 2017
Despite the messaging around safe sex and unwanted pregnancies that dominates our discussion of sexual health, a growing number of Australians are opting to risk it. A recent study out of Monash University suggests the use of so-called natural contraception methods, like withdrawal and fertility awareness, are making a comeback.
Sara Holton, a research fellow at Monash and co-author of the study, says the finding is unexpected.
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Tagged Australia, birth control, cervix, condoms, contraception, contraceptives, effectiveness, efficacy, family planning, fertility, Fertility Awareness Methods (FAMs), hormonal contraception, mobile app technology, monitoring, natural contraception, natural family planning, organic, research, risk, side effects, stigma, sympto-thermal monitoring, unplanned pregnancy, withdrawal method
ABC Radio National, Thursday 5 June 2014 9:24AM
Manager, Gynaecology Assessment Clinic & Sexual Health Service, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, The Women’s
Professor Jayne Lucke
Director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society at La Trobe University. Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland and a member of the Steering Committee of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
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Posted in Contraception |
Tagged barrier contraception, contraception, contraceptives, hormonal contraception, implant, Intrauterine Devices (IUDs), long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), natural contraception, permanent contraception, side effects, women