The 'natural' body, God and contraceptive use in the southeastern United States

Cynthia Woodsong, Michele Shedlin, Helen Koo

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Abstract

Data collected among African-American and Caucasian women and men in the southeastern USA indicate that participants' perceptions of nature, God's will and the human body influence reproductive health and decision-making. Attitudes about the health care system, pharmaceutical companies and government programmes for fertility regulation reinforce these views and may negatively affect willingness to use contraceptive methods consistently, and correctly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-78
Number of pages18
JournalCulture, Health and Sexuality
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2004

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Southeastern United States
government program
Reproductive Health
Contraceptive Agents
Caucasian
Contraception
Human Body
contraceptive
African Americans
pharmaceutical
Fertility
god
fertility
Decision Making
health care
Delivery of Health Care
decision making
regulation
health

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The 'natural' body, God and contraceptive use in the southeastern United States. / Woodsong, Cynthia; Shedlin, Michele; Koo, Helen.

In: Culture, Health and Sexuality, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.2004, p. 61-78.

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