Consistent and inconsistent contraception among young women

Insights from qualitative interviews

Joanna Reed, Paula England, Krystale Littlejohn, Brooke Conroy Bass, Mónica L. Caudillo

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    Abstract

    Qualitative interviews with young women attending community colleges were used to address why women who do not desire pregnancy vary in how consistently they use contraception. Based on our analysis of the women's sexual histories, we argue that five factors are key to promoting or discouraging consistent use of contraception: efficacy (women's ability to put an intention to contracept into practice), the actions and attitudes of male partners, being in a long-term relationship, whether women experience side effects, and misinformation or erroneous reasoning about pregnancy risk. Variations in how these factors combine at different times in women's lives explain much about their patterns of contraceptive consistency.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)244-258
    Number of pages15
    JournalFamily Relations
    Volume63
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 2014

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    Keywords

    • Birth control
    • Contraception
    • Contraceptive methods
    • Efficacy
    • Male sexual partners
    • Side effects
    • Unintended pregnancy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Developmental and Educational Psychology
    • Education

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    Reed, J., England, P., Littlejohn, K., Bass, B. C., & Caudillo, M. L. (2014). Consistent and inconsistent contraception among young women: Insights from qualitative interviews. Family Relations, 63(2), 244-258. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12058

    Consistent and inconsistent contraception among young women : Insights from qualitative interviews. / Reed, Joanna; England, Paula; Littlejohn, Krystale; Bass, Brooke Conroy; Caudillo, Mónica L.

    In: Family Relations, Vol. 63, No. 2, 04.2014, p. 244-258.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Reed, J, England, P, Littlejohn, K, Bass, BC & Caudillo, ML 2014, 'Consistent and inconsistent contraception among young women: Insights from qualitative interviews', Family Relations, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 244-258. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12058
    Reed, Joanna ; England, Paula ; Littlejohn, Krystale ; Bass, Brooke Conroy ; Caudillo, Mónica L. / Consistent and inconsistent contraception among young women : Insights from qualitative interviews. In: Family Relations. 2014 ; Vol. 63, No. 2. pp. 244-258.
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