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Sexual experimentation and pregnancy in young black adolescents

Sexual experimentation and pregnancy in young black adolescents

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 126(4): 459-466

Young black adolescents (13 to 16 years of age) and their parents were interviewed and psychological tests were administered. They were divided into three groups; (1) abortion group, (2) pregnancy to term group, and (3) a control group of never-pregnant adolescents matched by age and socioeconomic status. We focus the present report on their performance in school and educational goals, sexual experimentation to intercourse, their use of contraceptives, theirs and their parents' attitudes toward abortion, their reaction to their pregnancy in the two pregnant groups, and their attitudes in choosing for or against abortion.

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PMID: 984107

DOI: 10.1016/0002-9378(76)90639-6

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