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Adolescent pregnancy desire and pregnancy incidence.

TitleAdolescent pregnancy desire and pregnancy incidence.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSipsma, Heather L., Jeannette R. Ickovics, Jessica B. Lewis, Kathleen A. Ethier, and Trace S. Kershaw
JournalWomen's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
Date Published2011 Mar-Apr
KeywordsAdolescent, Adolescent Psychology, Connecticut, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Incidence, Interpersonal Relations, Logistic Models, Pregnancy, Pregnancy in Adolescence, Prospective Studies, Risk Factors, Risk-Taking, Sexual Behavior, Socioeconomic Factors, Statistics, Nonparametric, Young Adult
AbstractResearch has suggested the importance of pregnancy desire in explaining pregnancy risk behavior among adolescent females. Much of the literature, however, uses cross-sectional study designs to examine this relationship. Because bias may strongly influence these results, more prospective studies are needed to confirm the relationship between pregnancy desire and pregnancy incidence over time.
DOI 10.1016/j.whi.2010.09.004
Alternate JournalWomens Health Issues

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