These strong preferences for delaying childbearing and marriage translate to contraceptive vigilance, given that the vast majority of young women have had sex by their early 20s Finer and Philbin AIDS Care. The one exception is that young women who reported two or more sexual partners during adolescence had shorter relationships than their counterparts. Religious doctrine also tends to be negative toward contraception, but evidence is mixed about whether religiosity affects contraceptive use among those young people who have sex Manlove et al. Sociology of Education. In addition, because black women are more negative than white women about sex, and have lower expectation for sex in the near future Barber et al.
You are a part of the resistance that is needed—uplifting Black and brown feminists through your pledges is the direct community support that allows us to make more space for marginalized voices. The question of whether poor women should bear children is at the heart of some ongoing welfare debates e. Proportion of weeks in an exclusive partnership. Jennifer S. Lifetime inheritances of three generations of whites and blacks. Poor people, poor places and access to health care in the United States.
Legacy of Eugenics Although poverty may affect contraceptive use, given that poor women are less likely to have insurance 3 Ebrahim et al.Black girls having sex with other black girls Determinants of genocide fear in a rural Texas community: A research note. Jennifer S. For example, weeks of using both a condom and oral contraceptives the Pill are coded as Pill ; and weeks coded as Condom refer to use of a condom only or a condom along with a less effective method. Enrolled in postsecondary education at age 18—
About Us Writer Submissions Contact. Child Trends; Washington, DC: The present study has important limitations, perhaps most notably the narrow geographic focus a single county in Michigan of the RDSL data. We also recognize that race and other sociodemographic characteristics are nuanced. Family Planning Perspectives.
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Measures Individual Characteristics Table 1 presents the distributions of race and other sociodemographic characteristics included in the models, among the full sample and separately by race. The results presented in this article were comparable with those that included the remaining non-Hispanic groups either with whites or as a separate category.
Economic Opportunity and Attainment Because of higher rates of poverty, lower-quality early education, greater labor market discrimination, and residence in more-disadvantaged neighborhoods, black women tend to have less education, lower employment rates, and fewer opportunities for economic attainment than white women Avery and Rendall ; Conley ; Isaacs ; Oliver and Shapiro ; Orr ; Proctor and Dalaker Overall, these models suggest substantial black-white differences in time spent in relationships and frequency of sex, but the direction of these differences puts black women at lower risk of pregnancy.