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A Path Analysis Predicting Contraceptive Use Among Youth Formerly in Foster Care: Intention or Unmet Need?

Society for Social Work and Research, 2018

Katie Massey Combs, Inna Altschul, Samantha M. Brown, Heather Taussig

Suggested Citation
Combs, K. M. (2018). A Path Analysis Predicting Contraceptive Use Among Youth Formerly in Foster Care: Intention or Unmet Need? [Presentation Abstract] Retrieved from: http://sswr.confex.com/sswr/2018/webprogram/Paper31816.html

Conclusions
These results suggest a high level of unmet contraceptive need among YFC, as participants’ desire for pregnancy was not associated with use of contraception. While some YFC may desire pregnancy, poor access to sexual education and services may also be a strong driver of low contraceptive use.

 

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