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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe the birth control services in England and Wales (birth control services were interpreted broadly to include sterilization and therapeutic abortion as well as conventional methods) and also to study variations in services between areas. The Birth Control Services study consisted of 5 surveys: General Practitioners, health visitors and midwives, consultant general surgeons and urologists, consultant psychiatrists, consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Main Topics/Subject Category
General Practitioners (GPs), health visitors and midwives, consultant general surgeons and urologists, consultant psychiatrists, consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Variables
See study questionnaire for Birth Control Services, 1970, General Practitioners at: http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/[…]/402%5Cmrdoc%5Cpdf%5Ca0402uab.pdf
Keywords
England and Wales, abortion (induced), age, attitudes, birth control methods, contraceptive devices, disadvantaged groups, family planning, gender, health services, medical centres, physicians, population education, religious affiliation, singles
Identifier Variables
N/A
Area of Health System
Primary care
Data collecting organization (s)
Institute for Social Studies in Medical Care
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1970
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

Sample size ranges from 374 - 1276 cases

Availability
ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Link
http://www.esds.ac.uk/findi[…]=33085&subcat=XIV%5C%25
Contact
help@esds.ac.uk
Publications
Cartwright A and Waite M. General practitioners and abortion. Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 1972; 22 (Suppl. 1)