Factors Associated with Hispanic Teenagers' Attitude Toward the Importance of Birth Control

Gibson, John W.; Lanz, Jean B.
October 1991
Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal;Oct91, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p399
Academic Journal
The article discusses the attitude of Hispanic teenagers toward the importance of birth control. The author relates that attitudes, beliefs, and values have been found to be an important components of an adolescent's decision to initiate and to continue sexual activity and to use contraception. Although the attitudes and values of adolescents have been studied, little is known specifically about the attitudes, beliefs, and values of Hispanic adolescents, and their relation to early coitus. Further, focus on attitudes avoids the controversy about dissemination of actual contraceptives in school settings.


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