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Prevention of Unwanted Pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6869323     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
These two studies explored the cognitive decision-making process which differentiate effective contraceptors form the ineffective contraceptors (Study 1), and applied these findings to the development and testing of educational and cognitive interventions aimed at a group of sexually active young women at risk of becoming pregnant (Study 2). The results identified factors related to unnecessary contraceptive risk-taking. The interventions changed attitudes and knowledge about contraception in the college population in general and increased effective contraception in the at-risk population of women who were initially using either ineffective methods of birth control or no methods at all.
M Gerrard; L McCann; M E Fortini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of community psychology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0091-0562     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Community Psychol     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-17     Completed Date:  1983-08-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364535     Medline TA:  Am J Community Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-67     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Contraception / psychology*
Decision Making
Follow-Up Studies
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Models, Psychological
Pregnancy, Unwanted*
Sex Education*

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