Adolescent contraceptive risk-taking behavior: a social psychological model of females' use of and compliance with birth control.

@article{Durant1990AdolescentCR,
  title={Adolescent contraceptive risk-taking behavior: a social psychological model of females' use of and compliance with birth control.},
  author={Robert H Durant and Sanders Jm and Sain Jay and Ronnen M. Levinson},
  journal={Advances in adolescent mental health},
  year={1990},
  volume={4},
  pages={
          87-106
        }
}
Assuming that contraceptives are readily available and affordable to most adolescents, but that insufficient contraceptive use and high pregnancy rates stem from adolescent female risk-taking, a multivariate model of adolescent female contraceptive risk-taking behavior is described. Derived from behavioral science theory and empirical research, the model postulates direct and indirect associations between relevant variables. It also assumes behavior is comprised of deciding to initiate birth… CONTINUE READING

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