Individual, Interpersonal, and Relationship Factors Predicting Hormonal and Condom Use Consistency Among Adolescent Girls

Den Yelle Baete Kenyon, Renee E. Sieving, Sarah J. Jerstad, Sandra L. Pettingell, Carol L. Skay

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Introduction: Few existing studies have considered influences of adolescents' sexual partners on contraceptive consistency. This study examines the influence of personal characteristics, partner characteristics, and relationship factors on consistency of contraceptive use among an ethnically diverse sample of adolescent girls at high risk for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Method: Data are from 110 sexually active 13- to 17-year-old girls participating in a clinic-based intervention study aimed at reducing sexual risk behaviors. Personal characteristics were assessed at baseline (T1), and partner and relationship characteristics were assessed at 12 months (T2). Results: Multivariate analyses revealed that T2 hormonal contraceptive consistency was predicted by T1 hormonal consistency, girls' desire to use birth control, having the same sexual partner at T1 and T2, perceived partner support for birth control, and communication with partner about sexual risk. T2 condom use consistency was negatively predicted by emergency contraceptive use history and perceived partner support for birth control. Discussion: Findings underscore the importance of nurses addressing both personal and relationship factors in their efforts to promote consistent contraceptive use among sexually active adolescent girls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-249
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

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Condoms
Contraceptive Agents
Sexual Partners
Contraception
Postcoital Contraceptives
High-Risk Pregnancy
Reproductive History
Interpersonal Relations
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Risk-Taking
Sexual Behavior
Multivariate Analysis
Nurses

Keywords

  • Contraception
  • adolescence
  • sexual partner characteristics
  • sexual risk

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Individual, Interpersonal, and Relationship Factors Predicting Hormonal and Condom Use Consistency Among Adolescent Girls. / Kenyon, Den Yelle Baete; Sieving, Renee E.; Jerstad, Sarah J.; Pettingell, Sandra L.; Skay, Carol L.

In: Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Vol. 24, No. 4, 01.07.2010, p. 241-249.

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