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Pregnancy Attitudes and Contraceptive Use Among Youth With Histories of Foster Care

 

Children and Youth Services Review, October 2018

 

Katie Massey Combs, Samantha M. Broan, Stephanie Begun, and Heather Taussig

 

Suggested Citation
Combs, K. M., Brown, S. M., Begun, S. & Taussig H. (2018). Pregnancy attitudes and contraceptive use among youth with histories of foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 94, 284-289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.10.017

Discussion
In this exploratory study, few participants held pro-pregnancy attitudes and a high percentage of participants who were anti-pregnancy did not use contraception consistently. Although studies with larger samples examining this topic are needed, professionals should distinguish between young adults’ intentions and feelings about pregnancy in an effort to better address contraceptive needs.

 

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