The Paradox of Unintended Pregnancy: Why Do So Many Young Women Who Say They Don’t Want to Get Pregnant Get Pregnant Anyway?
Jennifer S. Barber (U of M, PSC)
Monday, 09/19/2016, 12:00 pm. ARCHIVED EVENT
Location: 6050 ISR - Thompson
The Relationship Dynamics and Social Life (RDSL) project, an NICHD-funded intensive longitudinal data collection project. The RDSL collected weekly data on 1,000 18- and 19-year-old women for 2.5 years, along with semi-structured interview data, observational data, and administrative data. The RDSL study includes measures of attitudes, relationship characteristics, and contraceptive practices that affect early and/or unintended pregnancy. This talk focuses on two questions: (1) Are unintended pregnancies really unintended? (Or are these measures not very meaningful?) (2) How do stated pregnancy desires relate to subsequent behavior?