Adolescents' ambivalence about becoming pregnant predicts infrequent contraceptive use

A prospective analysis of nonpregnant African American females

Richard A. Crosby, Ralph DiClemente, Gina M. Wingood, Susan L. Davies, Kathy Harrington

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Abstract

This study prospectively investigated the hypothesis that ambivalence about becoming pregnant is associated with comparatively less frequent use of contraception. Findings from a sample of sexually active African American adolescent, nonpregnant females (n = 375) supported this hypothesis. Prevention programs may benefit from content designed to redress adolescents' positive beliefs about early parenthood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-252
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume186
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • African American
  • Ambivalence
  • Females
  • Pregnancy

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Adolescents' ambivalence about becoming pregnant predicts infrequent contraceptive use : A prospective analysis of nonpregnant African American females. / Crosby, Richard A.; DiClemente, Ralph; Wingood, Gina M.; Davies, Susan L.; Harrington, Kathy.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 186, No. 2, 01.01.2002, p. 251-252.

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