Adolescents' ambivalence about becoming pregnant predicts infrequent contraceptive use: A prospective analysis of nonpregnant African American females

Academic Article


  • This study prospectively investigated the hypothesis that ambivalence about becoming pregnant is associated with comparatively less frequent use of contraception. Findings from a sample of sexually active African American adolescent, nonpregnant females (n = 375) supported this hypothesis. Prevention programs may benefit from content designed to redress adolescents' positive beliefs about early parenthood.
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    Author List

  • Crosby RA; DiClemente RJ; Wingood GM; Davies SL; Harrington K
  • Start Page

  • 251
  • End Page

  • 252
  • Volume

  • 186
  • Issue

  • 2