• Completed projects

Unintended pregnancies can increase the likelihood of adverse maternal and child health outcomes. In Australia, young women who reside in rural and remote areas, as well as those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, are more likely to experience an unintended pregnancy than their urban and non-CALD counterparts.

Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods dramatically reduce the likelihood of unintended pregnancy, and as demonstrated by our earlier Prefer Study, promoting LARC-focused contraceptive care through an online educational video can improve young women’s contraceptive literacy and increase uptake of LARC.

Extend-Prefer builds on the PREFER study by examining whether an online educational video which describes all available contraceptive methods can increase contraceptive knowledge and uptake of LARC among young Australian women at high risk of unplanned pregnancy.

Funding for this study is provided by the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health through the National Women’s Health Strategy and National Men’s Health Strategy – Health Promotion Grants.



What do women need to know about long-acting reversible contraception? Perspectives of women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Liu, R, Mazza D, Kay Li C,  Kokila Subasinghe A.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 2023 July;34(3): 1036-1073: 1-9

Can an online educational video broaden young women’s contraceptive choice? Outcomes of the PREFER pre-post intervention study.

Mazza D, Buckingham P, McCarthy E.

BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2022 Oct; 48(4): 267-274.


Which contraceptive method is right for you?

As part of the EXTEND-PREFER project, the team developed an educational video discussing the different contraceptive methods available in Australia. This video has also been translated into Arabic, Cantonese, Hindi and Mandarin. 



Arabic                                                   Cantonese



Hindi                                                    Mandarin