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Abortion law across Australia - A review of nine jurisdictions

Overview of attention for article published in Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, April 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#21 of 842)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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Title
Abortion law across Australia - A review of nine jurisdictions
Published in
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, April 2015
DOI 10.1111/ajo.12298
Pubmed ID
Authors

Caroline de Costa, Heather Douglas, Julie Hamblin, Philippa Ramsay, Mandy Shircore

Abstract

This article reviews the current legal status of abortion in Australia and its implications. Australian abortion law has been a matter for the states since before Federation. In the years since Federation there have been significant reforms and changes in the abortion laws of some jurisdictions, although not all. Across Australia there are now nine sets of laws, state and Commonwealth, concerned with abortion. The test of a lawful abortion varies greatly across jurisdictions. In a number of states and territories, it is necessary to establish a serious risk to the physical or mental health of the woman if the pregnancy was to continue. In some cases, the certification of two doctors is required, particularly for abortions at later gestations. There are also physical restrictions on access, such as in South Australia and the Northern Territory where abortion must take place in a hospital. Only in the ACT has abortion been removed from the criminal law altogether. Variations in the law and restrictions arising from these are not consistent with the aims and provision of the universal, accessible health care system aspired to in Australia. There is an urgent need for overall reform and the introduction of uniformity to Australia's abortion laws, including removal of abortion from the criminal law.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 7%
Unknown 14 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 40%
Researcher 3 20%
Other 2 13%
Student > Master 2 13%
Student > Postgraduate 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 5 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 33%
Social Sciences 2 13%
Psychology 1 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 7%
Other 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 36. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 September 2018.
All research outputs
#390,560
of 12,287,089 outputs
Outputs from Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
#21
of 842 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,806
of 345,841 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
#2
of 22 outputs
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