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Contraceptive Use

a RDSL Research Topic

Consistent use of effective contraception reduces the risk of unintended pregnancy. We are using the RDSL data to identify the factors associated with contraceptive use including attitudes toward contraception, pregnancy desire, intimate relationship characteristics, and community-level access to contraception.

Funding Support

Population Research Infrastructure Support
R24HD041028. NICHD. 2016. Jeffery Morenoff, PI.

Social Science Training in Population Studies
T32HD007339. NICHD. 2016. Jeffery Morenoff, PI.

Dynamic Patterns of Contraceptive Use among Young Women
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Marshall Weinberg Endowment. 2014-2015. $10,000. Yasamin Kusunoki, PI.

A Systems Science Approach to Understanding Sexual Risk Behavior In Young Women
R03HD077011. NICHD. 2013-2014. $100,000. Sara Vasilenko, PI.

A Comparison of Attitudes, Intentions, and Behaviors of Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Young Women: Evidence from the Relationship Dynamics and Social Life (RDSL) Study
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Freedman Fund. 2012-2013. $9000. Yasamin Kusunoki, PI.

The Role of Research in Enhancing Family Planning and Pregnancy Prevention
Distinguished Fellows Program, William T. Grant Foundation. 2011-2013. $199,784. Jennifer Barber, PI.

Young Women's Relationships, Contraception, and Unintended Pregnancy
R01HD050329. NICHD. 2007-2012. ~$2 million. Jennifer Barber, PI.

Related Publications

Barber, Jennifer, Yasamin Kusunoki, Paul Schulz, and Heather Gatny. 2016. "Effects of Intensive Longitudinal Data Collection on Pregnancy and Contraceptive Use." International Journal of Social Research Methodology 19(2):205-222.

Kusunoki, Yasamin, Jennifer Barber, Elizabeth Ela, and A. Bucek. 2016. "Black-White Differences in Sex and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women." Demography 53(5):1399-1428.

Wu, Justine, Yasamin Kusunoki, Elizabeth Ela, and Jennifer Barber. 2016. "Patterns of Contraceptive Consistency among Young Adult Women in Southeastern Michigan: Longitudinal Findings Based on Journal Data." Women's Health Issues 26(3):305-312.

Chang, Tammy, Matthew Davis, Yasamin Kusunoki, Elizabeth Ela, and Jennifer Barber. 2015. "Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use among 18- to 19-Year-Old Adolescent Women by Weight Status: A Longitudinal Analysis." Journal of Pediatrics 167(3):586-592.

Fakih, S, Peter Batra, Heather Gatny, Yasamin Kusunoki, Jennifer Barber, and Karen Farris. 2015. "Young Women’s Perceptions and Experiences with Contraception Supply in Community Pharmacies." Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 55(3):255-264.

Barber, Jennifer, Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Jennifer Eckerman Yarger. 2013. "Young Women’s Relationships, Contraception and Unintended Pregnancy in the United States." Pp. 121-140 in Fertility Rates and Population Decline: No Time for Children?, Palgrave Macmillan.

Hall, Kelli Stidham, Caroline Moreau, James Trussell, and Jennifer Barber. 2013. "Role of Young Women's Depression and Stress Symptoms in Their Weekly Use and Nonuse of Contraceptive Methods." Journal of Adolescent Health 53(2):241-248.

Moreau, Caroline, Kelli Stidham Hall, James Trussell, and Jennifer Barber. 2013. "Effect of Prospectively Measured Pregnancy Intentions on the Consistency of Contraceptive Use among Young Women in Michigan." Human Reproduction 28(3):642-650.

Clark, Anne, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Jennifer Barber. 2018. "Lost in the Shuffle: The Relationship between Contraception, Residential Mobility, and Pregnancy."

Ela, Elizabeth. 2018. "Subjective Risk of Side Effects and Young Women's Contraceptive Behavior."

Kusunoki, Yasamin. 2018. "Relationship Dynamics and Contraception during Emerging Adulthood: The Role of Seriousness and Instability."

Barber, Jennifer, Elizabeth Ela, Heather Gatny, Yasamin Kusunoki, S Fakih, Peter Batra, and Karen Farris. 2018. "Contraceptive Desert? Race Differences in Young Women’s Access to Pharmacies."

Fawaz, Souhiela, Peter Batra, Vincent Marshall, Heather Gatny, Yasamin Kusunoki, Jennifer Barber, and Karen Farris. 2018. "Exploring the Interactions Between Pharmacy and Young Women Characteristics to Predict their Experiences with Contraception Supply in Community Pharmacies."