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Ethnic variation in adolescent use of a contraceptive service.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7153163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper compares black, Hispanic, and white teenagers' experiences with a contraception service in New York City. Data were obtained from 3858 patients who made nearly 12,000 visits to the program during its first 3 years of operation. Patients' reasons for using the contraception facility, their visit patterns, clinic continuation rates, methods accepted, patterns of method utilization, as well as their pregnancy rates and intentions for pregnancy resolution are examined. Black patients had more clinic visits than white and Hispanic patients, and their duration of program contact was the longest. Several method preference differences existed among the three ethnic groups. Pregnancy rates while the patients were in contact with the program were highest among blacks, followed by Hispanics and then whites. Service delivery directions suggested by these findings are discussed.
P B Namerow; J E Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0197-0070     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adolesc Health Care     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-03-11     Completed Date:  1983-03-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100395     Medline TA:  J Adolesc Health Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Contraception Behavior*
Ethnic Groups*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Pregnancy in Adolescence
Referral and Consultation
Sexual Behavior

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