Discussion In their now-famous portrait of young disadvantaged mothers, both black and white, Edin and Kefalas argued that when relationships become serious, contraceptive use ceases. Examining lives in context: Perspectives on the ecology of human development. In summary, among our sample of to year olds, women from more-disadvantaged backgrounds formed fewer, longer, and thus possibly more serious relationships than women from more-advantaged backgrounds, and used less effective contraceptive methods within these relationships. Family planning, race consciousness and the fear of race genocide. Hypothesis 2 Contraceptive Use : Less frequent and less consistent contraceptive use. Additionally, we coded a separate category, which overlaps with the aforementioned categories: dual method use , defined as weeks in which respondents reported using a LARC or Pill and a condom.
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Black-White Differences in Sex and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women
The fog zone: How misperceptions, magical thinking, and ambivalence put young adults at risk for unplanned pregnancy report The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy; Washington, DC: Hypothesis 4 Contraceptive Use and Method Instability : More discontinuation of contraceptive use, a greater number of different contraceptive methods used, and more method switches. Each week, respondents were asked whether they had used any form of birth control in the prior week, regardless of whether they had sex or were trying to prevent pregnancy. The life course perspective emphasizes the importance of the timing and sequencing of experiences across the lifespan and proposes that individuals make choices conditional on these experiences and within the constraints and opportunities available to them Elder ; Mayer