Knowledge of abortion law and provision of abortion services amongst tertiary students in Far North Queensland Academic Article uri icon


  • Abortion is an important health issue for Australian women, yet there are large variations across Australia in abortion service provision and in state laws regulating abortion practice. We conducted a survey of tertiary students in Far North Queensland to ascertain their knowledge of local abortion services and of abortion law in Queensland. Important gaps were demonstrated in their knowledge of the law and of the availability of abortion services.


  • Phillips, Tegan
  • Eltherington, Jessica
  • Costa, Caroline
  • Woods, Cindy

publication date

  • June 2012