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Pregnancy History, Social Images, and (Lack of) Condom Use Among African American Adolescents and Young Adults

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Using a sample of African American adolescents and young adults, the present study assesses the relationship between pregnancy history and risky sexual behavior, particularly lack of condom use during sex. Changes in the desirability of pregnancy, use of the birth control pill, and protypical perceptions of pregnant peers are assessed for their potentially mediating roles. Results suggest that perceptions of pregnant peers as well as perceptions of the self in relation to those peers change as a function of pregnancy history. Further, these changes in social images mediate much of the relationship between birth and one’s engagement in unprotected sex, while the previously proposed mediators of the desirability of a second pregnancy and use of the pill fail to mediate this relationship. Both the direct effect of pregnancy history on condom use behavior and the role of social images in mediating this relationship differ by respondent gender.

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Barr, Ashley. "Pregnancy History, Social Images, and (Lack of) Condom Use Among African American Adolescents and Young Adults" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA, Aug 13, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p409157_index.html>

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Barr, A. B. , 2010-08-13 "Pregnancy History, Social Images, and (Lack of) Condom Use Among African American Adolescents and Young Adults" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p409157_index.html

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Abstract: Using a sample of African American adolescents and young adults, the present study assesses the relationship between pregnancy history and risky sexual behavior, particularly lack of condom use during sex. Changes in the desirability of pregnancy, use of the birth control pill, and protypical perceptions of pregnant peers are assessed for their potentially mediating roles. Results suggest that perceptions of pregnant peers as well as perceptions of the self in relation to those peers change as a function of pregnancy history. Further, these changes in social images mediate much of the relationship between birth and one’s engagement in unprotected sex, while the previously proposed mediators of the desirability of a second pregnancy and use of the pill fail to mediate this relationship. Both the direct effect of pregnancy history on condom use behavior and the role of social images in mediating this relationship differ by respondent gender.


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