A cross-generational study of contraception and reproductive health among Sudanese and Eritrean women in Brisbane, Australia

Abstract

In this study conducted in Brisbane, Australia, we spoke to a cross section of Sudanese and Eritrean mothers and daughters. We aimed to explore and document the women’s intergenerational experiences and knowledge of reproductive health and contraception. Underpinned by a qualitative framework, focus group discussions were undertaken along with key informant interviews with health and multicultural sector professionals.

Through documentation and examination of knowledge shared, the analysis distilled key aspects of intergenerational fears, cultural safety, and health. Participants proposed recommendations on how refugee and migrant women in Australia and resettled countries globally can more effectively and holistically exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Associated Publications

Rogers, C., & Earnest, J. (2015). Sexual and reproductive health communication among Sudanese and Eritrean women: an exploratory study from Brisbane, Australia, Culture, Health & Sexuality doi:10.1080/13691058.2014.967302

Rogers, C., & Earnest, J. (2014). A cross-generational study of contraception and reproductive health among Sudanese and Eritrean women in Brisbane, Australia. Health Care for Women International doi:10.1080/07399332.2013.857322

Rogers, C. (2012). A cross-generational study of contraception and reproductive health among Sudanese and Eritrean women in Brisbane, Australia. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Curtin University.

Research conducted for the attainment of the degree: Master of International Health with Distinction, Curtin University, Australia