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Psychosocial correlates of adolescent males' pregnancy intention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16140687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To identify psychosocial differences between sexually experienced male adolescents who indicate intentions to get someone pregnant and those who do not.
METHODOLOGY: Cross-sectional study of 101 sexually experienced adolescent males recruited from a sexually transmitted disease clinic in northern California. We used Student's t tests and regressions to examine psychosocial differences between males who reported any intention versus no intention to get someone pregnant in the next 6 months, and we used analyses of variance to examine differences among different combinations of pregnancy plans/likelihood.
RESULTS: Adolescents' reports of their plans for getting someone pregnant differed from their assessments of the likelihood that they would do so (chi2 = 24.33; df = 1). Attitudes toward pregnancy and participants' mothers' educational attainment differentiated those with clear pregnancy intentions (planning and likely) from those with clear intentions to avoid pregnancy (not planning and not likely)
CONCLUSIONS: To reduce the rates of adolescent childbearing, males' pregnancy intentions must be assessed and asked about in multiple ways.
Authors:
Cynthia Rosengard; Maureen G Phipps; Nancy E Adler; Jonathan M Ellen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  116     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-05     Completed Date:  2005-12-13     Revised Date:  2014-09-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e414-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adolescent Psychology*
Adult
Attitude*
Contraception Behavior
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Intention*
Male
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in Adolescence / psychology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AI36986/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; K01 MH067490/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MCJ000978A//PHS HHS; MH67490-01/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
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