Women's perceptions of female contraceptive behavior: experimental evidence of the sexual double standard.

@article{Hynie1995WomensPO,
  title={Women's perceptions of female contraceptive behavior: experimental evidence of the sexual double standard.},
  author={Michaela Hynie and John E. Lydon},
  journal={Psychology of women quarterly},
  year={1995},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={563-81}
}
A study was undertaken to expose the sexual double standard regarding the contraceptive behavior of unmarried young people. The study relied on an experimental method to allay concerns about socially appropriate responses on a questionnaire. This was achieved by presenting the study as a "social memory test" rather than as a study of the double standard. The hypothesis was that women who provide a condom during an initial, casual sexual encounter and those who engage in unprotected intercourse… CONTINUE READING