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Sources of prescription contraceptives and subsequent pregnancy among young women.
Fam Plann Perspect. 1984 Jan-Feb; 16(1):6-13.FP

Abstract

For more than four in 10 teenage women who first obtained a prescription contraceptive from a private doctor or family planning clinic prior to pregnancy, marriage or interview in 1979, that method was the first they had ever used. Whites were over two times more likely to have previously used a nonprescription method than were blacks. Blacks, on the other hand, were two times more likely than whites to have been virgins before first using a prescription method. Slightly more than half of all young women who used a prescription method first obtained it from a family planning clinic, and the remainder got it from a private physician. Blacks were much more likely to have gone to a clinic than were whites. Nine in 10 of those who obtained a prescription method chose the pill. Among blacks, there was no appreciable difference between those who got the method from a clinic and those whose source was a private doctor. Whites who obtained their method from a private doctor, however, were somewhat more likely to choose the pill than were those who got it from a clinic. Of all who had been sexually active before ever using a prescription method, about eight out of 10 whites, but only about five in 10 blacks, had previously used a nonprescription method. Overall, there was an interval of about one year between first intercourse and the time the young women first got a prescription method. Among whites, there was no difference in parental education or family stability between clinic and private physician patients.(

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Comparative Study
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Language

eng

PubMed ID

6714381

Citation

Zelnik, M, et al. "Sources of Prescription Contraceptives and Subsequent Pregnancy Among Young Women." Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 16, no. 1, 1984, pp. 6-13.
Zelnik M, Koenig MA, Kim YJ. Sources of prescription contraceptives and subsequent pregnancy among young women. Fam Plann Perspect. 1984;16(1):6-13.
Zelnik, M., Koenig, M. A., & Kim, Y. J. (1984). Sources of prescription contraceptives and subsequent pregnancy among young women. Family Planning Perspectives, 16(1), 6-13.
Zelnik M, Koenig MA, Kim YJ. Sources of Prescription Contraceptives and Subsequent Pregnancy Among Young Women. Fam Plann Perspect. 1984 Jan-Feb;16(1):6-13. PubMed PMID: 6714381.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sources of prescription contraceptives and subsequent pregnancy among young women. AU - Zelnik,M, AU - Koenig,M A, AU - Kim,Y J, PY - 1984/1/1/pubmed PY - 1984/1/1/medline PY - 1984/1/1/entrez KW - Acceptor Characteristics KW - Adolescent Pregnancy--prevention and control KW - Adolescents KW - Adolescents, Female KW - Age Factors KW - Blacks KW - Communication KW - Contraception KW - Contraceptive Methods Chosen--determinants KW - Contraceptive Usage--determinants KW - Delivery Of Health Care KW - Demographic Factors KW - Distributional Activities KW - Ethnic Groups KW - Family Planning KW - Family Planning Centers KW - Fertility KW - Health KW - Health Facilities KW - Health Personnel KW - Influentials KW - Knowledge Sources KW - Organization And Administration KW - Physicians KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Population Dynamics KW - Premarital Pregnancy--prevention and control KW - Prescriptions KW - Program Activities KW - Programs KW - Reproductive Behavior KW - Research Report KW - Sex Behavior KW - Socioeconomic Factors KW - Time Factors KW - Whites KW - Youth SP - 6 EP - 13 JF - Family planning perspectives JO - Fam Plann Perspect VL - 16 IS - 1 N2 - For more than four in 10 teenage women who first obtained a prescription contraceptive from a private doctor or family planning clinic prior to pregnancy, marriage or interview in 1979, that method was the first they had ever used. Whites were over two times more likely to have previously used a nonprescription method than were blacks. Blacks, on the other hand, were two times more likely than whites to have been virgins before first using a prescription method. Slightly more than half of all young women who used a prescription method first obtained it from a family planning clinic, and the remainder got it from a private physician. Blacks were much more likely to have gone to a clinic than were whites. Nine in 10 of those who obtained a prescription method chose the pill. Among blacks, there was no appreciable difference between those who got the method from a clinic and those whose source was a private doctor. Whites who obtained their method from a private doctor, however, were somewhat more likely to choose the pill than were those who got it from a clinic. Of all who had been sexually active before ever using a prescription method, about eight out of 10 whites, but only about five in 10 blacks, had previously used a nonprescription method. Overall, there was an interval of about one year between first intercourse and the time the young women first got a prescription method. Among whites, there was no difference in parental education or family stability between clinic and private physician patients.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) SN - 0014-7354 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/6714381/Sources_of_prescription_contraceptives_and_subsequent_pregnancy_among_young_women_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/5922 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -