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Religious attitudes to birth control and abortion (2361)

Type of Data: Religious attitudes to birth control and abortion (2361)

Faith Community: General

Date: 1970, November-1971, March

Geography: England and Wales

Sample Size: 601 general practitioners, 402 consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology, 374 consultant psychiatrists

Population: General practitioners, consultants or senior registrars in obstetrics and gynaecology, consultant psychiatrists

Keywords: Abortion, birth control, consultants, contraception, doctors, gynaecology, obstetrics, psychiatry, religious affiliation

Collection Method: Self-completion postal questionnaire (general practitioners), face-to-face interview (consultants)

Collection Agency: Institute for Social Studies in Medical Care

Sponsor: Department of Health and Social Security

Published Source:

  • Ann Cartwright and Marjorie Waite, 'General Practitioners and Abortion: Evidence to the Committee on the Working of the Abortion Act', Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Vol. 22, Supplement No. 1, 1972
  • Marjorie Waite, Consultant Gynaecologists and Birth Control, London: Birth Control Trust, 1974

    BRIN ID: 2361


    Datasets available at ESDS as SN 402 (general practitioners), SN 911 (consultant psychiatrists) and SN 912 (consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology)

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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