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ERIC Number: EJ1150142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
Sex Differences in Contraception Non-Use among Urban Adolescents: Risk Factors for Unintended Pregnancy
Casola, Allison R.; Nelson, Deborah B.; Patterson, Freda
Journal of School Health, v87 n9 p641-649 Sep 2017
Background: Contraception non-use among sexually active adolescents is a major cause of unintended pregnancy (UP). Methods: In this cross-sectional study we sought to identify overall and sex-specific correlates of contraception non-use using the 2015 Philadelphia Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) (N = 9540). Multivariate regression models were used to examine mental health, sexual activity, substance use, and violence indicators on reported contraception non-use among sexually active youth. Results: Marijuana use among boys and girls was a statistically significant risk factor for contraception non-use. Availability of illegal drugs on school property in the past year was also significantly related to contraception non-use among boys. Conclusions: These results may inform overall and sex-specific adolescent programs to promote consistent contraception use among urban youth within school-based communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey
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