TITLE

Routine provision of emergency contraception to teens of subsequent condom use: a preliminary study

AUTHOR(S)
McKay, Alexander
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2000, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p212
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Emergency contraception (EC), when used after unprotected intercourse has occurred, can be an important tool in helping adolescent women avoid unintended pregnancy. A possible draw back of making EC widely available is that it might alleviate adolescent concern about becoming pregnant and thereby induce a reduction in condom use, thus increasing risk of STD and unintended pregnancy. The author conducted a 3-month follow-up study of young women, aged 14-20, who received a Preven kit from a Planned Parenthood centre in New York City. The subjects completed base-line questionnaires and received and returned by mail 1-month and 3-month follow-up questionnaires regarding their sexual behavior. Thirty-eight women completed all three questionnaires.
ACCESSION #
5098689

 

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