Factors Affecting the Use of Contraception in the Nonmarital Context
This paper, part of a larger social-psychological study of the birth control behavior of young, unmarried women (Lindemann, 1974), is based on interviews with 2500 young women between the ages of 13 and 26 in the Free Clinics and Public Health Youth Clinics in the Los Angeles, California metropolitan area. Its purpose was to 1) isolate the relevant variables in the birth control behavior of young, unmarried women, 2) generate categories of behavior and hypotheses that would help to explain this behavior, and 3) integrate these categories and hypotheses in a theoretical model of the social-psychological processes of birth control behavior in the nonmarital context.
KeywordsSexual Behavior Birth Control Sexual Activity Sexual Intercourse Sexual Experience
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