Social discrimination, stress, and risk of unintended pregnancy among young women.

@article{Hall2015SocialDS,
  title={Social discrimination, stress, and risk of unintended pregnancy among young women.},
  author={Kelli Stidham Hall and Yasamin Kusunoki and Heather Gatny and Jennifer Barber},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={330-7}
}
PURPOSE Prior research linking young women's mental health to family planning outcomes has often failed to consider their social circumstances and the intersecting biosocial mechanisms that shape stress and depression as well as reproductive outcomes during adolescence and young adulthood. We extend our previous work to investigate relationships between social discrimination, stress and depression symptoms, and unintended pregnancy among adolescent and young adult women. METHODS Data were… CONTINUE READING