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Jan 01, 1998
Authors:
Joyce Abma,
Anne K. Driscoll,
Kristin Anderson Moore

Characterizing women’s first intercourse as simply voluntary or nonvoluntary is inadequate. Measures that take into account degrees of wantedness may help elucidate relationships between sexual initiation, contraceptive use and teenage pregnancy. The fact that substantial numbers of young women voluntarily participated in a first sexual experience about which they felt ambivalent or negative deserves the attention of program planners and service providers.

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Authors

Joyce Abma
Anne K. Driscoll
Kristin Anderson Moore