Axinn WG, Thornton A. However, this apparent race difference in consistency is actually due in large part to differences in other sociodemographic characteristics and adolescent experiences with sex and pregnancy. Biological mother high school graduate or less. Adolescence and the transition to adulthood is a time of many persisting black-white differences in sex and contraceptive behaviors. Finally, an earlier age at first sex predicted more periods of discontinuation, and previous sex without birth control was associated with more periods of discontinuation and more method switches. Poverty and family structure:
After we accounted for sociodemographic characteristics and adolescent experience variables, race differences in the number of switches remained significant and became slightly more negative.
Black-White Differences in Sex and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women
The choice, says one expert, mainly lies with the female partner, as a woman has the final say in every relationship: The journal component of the survey concluded in Januaryresulting in 57, weekly interviews. Black wealth, white wealth: The widening gap between evidence and public policy issues. Second, because data were collected weekly, we are able to examine changes in sexual and contraceptive behaviors over partners, across relationship length, and by contraceptive method and consistency. This obliviousness until confronted with such a glaring problem is almost the definition of white privilege. Among women who spent any time in a relationship, blacks had significantly less frequent sex.