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Characteristics of sexually active teenage girls who would be pleased with becoming pregnant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22527768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To investigate factors associated with favorable pregnancy attitudes among teenage girls. Participants were sexually active teenage girls aged 15-18 years old (n = 965) who took part in the 2002 or 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). Multinomial multivariable logistic regression was used to assess the likelihood of being pleased with a teenage pregnancy. Sixteen percent of sexually active teenage girls (n = 164) would be pleased (11 % a little pleased, 5 % very pleased) if they became pregnant. In a multivariable model, participants who had not yet discussed sexual health topics (i.e., how to say no to sexual intercourse or birth control) or had only discussed birth control with a parent were more likely to be very pleased with a teenage pregnancy than participants who had discussed both topics with a parent. Prior pregnancy, racial/ethnic group status, older age, and having parents with a high school education or less also increased the odds of being pleased with a teenage pregnancy. Being pleased with a teenage pregnancy was correlated with a lack of discussion of sexual health topics with parents, prior pregnancy, and sociodemographic factors (having less educated parents, racial/ethnic group status). Pregnancy prevention efforts can be improved by acknowledging the structural and cultural factors that shape teenage pregnancy attitudes.
Authors:
Patricia A Cavazos-Rehg; Melissa J Krauss; Edward L Spitznagel; Mario Schootman; Linda B Cottler; Laura Jean Bierut
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maternal and child health journal     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1573-6628     ISO Abbreviation:  Matern Child Health J     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-06     Completed Date:  2013-09-17     Revised Date:  2014-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715672     Medline TA:  Matern Child Health J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  470-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adolescent Behavior / ethnology,  radiation effects*
Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies
Ethnic Groups
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Logistic Models
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in Adolescence / ethnology,  psychology*
Sexual Behavior*
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
5 T32 DA07313-09/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K01 DA025733/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K01 DA025733/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K02 DA021237/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; KL2 RR024994/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; KL2 TR000450/TR/NCATS NIH HHS; T32 HL007456/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; UL1 RR024992/RR/NCRR NIH HHS
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