TITLE

Similarities between teens may support contraceptive use

PUB. DATE
July 2001
SOURCE
Contemporary Sexuality;Jul2001, Vol. 35 Issue 7, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the findings of a study on the use of contraceptives among teenagers who have sex with partners similar to them. According to The Alan Guttmacher Institute, teens who have sex with partners similar to them are more likely to use contraceptives. Factors that may work to improve communication between sexually active teenagers about approaches to sexual activity include age, race, ethnicity and attending the same schools. The study headed by Kathleen Ford at the University of Michigan found that 78 percent of sexually active adolescents report romantic relationships with someone of their own race or ethnicity, and 55 percent with a partner within two years of their age.
ACCESSION #
4912161

 

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