Accession Number : ADA265413


Title :   Contraceptive Behavior in Young Women


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Saulpaugh, Janine M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265413.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : Teenage birth, abortion, and pregnancy rates in the United States are among the highest of the developed countries in the world. Although American adolescents are no more sexually active than teens in other developed countries, they are less likely than their counterparts in those countries to use effective methods of contraception. The reasons for less effective contraception in the adolescent are complex and multifactorial; however, a common contributing factor in teenage unintended pregnancy is delay in seeking contraceptive services. This study will investigate the sexual and contraceptive behavior in young women and factors contributing to seeking professional contraceptive services.


Descriptors :   *ABORTION , BEHAVIOR , PREGNANCY , WOMEN , SEX


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE