Contraceptive Behavior in Young Women
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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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.