Openly accessible

Making decisions about fertility : three facts GPs need to communicate to women

Mazza, Danielle, Cannold, Leslie, Nagle, Cate, McKay, Fiona and Brijnath, Bianca 2012, Making decisions about fertility : three facts GPs need to communicate to women, Australian family physician, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 343-346.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
nagle-makingdecisionsabout-2012.pdf Published version application/pdf 557.22KB 34

Title Making decisions about fertility : three facts GPs need to communicate to women
Author(s) Mazza, Danielle
Cannold, Leslie
Nagle, Cate
McKay, Fiona
Brijnath, Bianca
Journal name Australian family physician
Volume number 41
Issue number 5
Start page 343
End page 346
Total pages 4
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Place of publication South Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2012-05
ISSN 0300-8495
Keyword(s) fertility
health education
ethics
general practice
Summary Background Average annual fertility rates in industrialised countries have been below two children per woman for the past 3 decades. The reasons behind women’s childbearing behaviour are complex. However, a lack of awareness regarding the consequences of delayed childbearing and the inability of reproductive technologies to overcome the ‘biological clock’ may be contributory factors.

Objective A narrative review guided by the research question: What do women need to know about the consequences of delayed childbearing in order to make informed decisions about their fertility?

Discussion There are three facts that women need to know in order to make informed decisions around their fertility: Some women want to have more children than they are able to have because they postpone childbearing; there can be medical consequences to delaying childbearing and; some women’s ideas about their fertility don’t match the ‘the scientific facts’. General practitioners are well placed to play a strategic role in the provision of timely, relevant information to help women make informed decisions about their fertility. Further research is needed to identify the most appropriate ways for GPs to communicate this information.
Notes Copyright to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Language eng
Field of Research 111717 Primary Health Care
Socio Economic Objective 920507 Women's Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2012, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052294

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 1 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 1 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 18 Abstract Views, 34 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 06 May 2013, 14:58:26 EST by Jane Moschetti

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.