Trends in Sexual Experience, Contraceptive Use, and Teenage Childbearing: 1992-2002
May 7, 2009
The study's goal was "to examine how cohort trends in family, individual, and relationship characteristics are linked to trends in adolescent reproductive health outcomes to provide a better understanding of factors behind recent declines in teenage birth rates."
"Recent increases in the US teen birth rate highlight the continued importance of improving reproductive health outcomes. Our research suggests that it is important for programs to take into consideration how family, individual, and relationship environments influence decision-making about sex, contraception, and childbearing," the authors concluded.
Journal of Adolescent Health
05.2009; Vol. 44; No. 5: P. 413-423; Jennifer Manlove, Ph.D.; Erum Ikramullah, B.A., B.S.; Lisa Mincielli, M.P.P.; Emily Holcombe, B.A.; Sana Danish, M.P.P.
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