Shanaye Jeffers is the Philadelphia site director of a nonprofit called Daughters of the Diaspora, which aims to teach young black girls about self esteem and reproductive health through a culturally specific curriculum. This story is part of Made In Philly , a series about young residents shaping local communities. When Shanaye Jeffers was in fourth grade, she often skipped touch football and double-dutch jump rope at recess to read a book on puberty. In fifth grade, she jumped at the chance to do a school project on childbirth. By the time Jeffers got her period in sixth grade, she was already well-versed in reproductive health.
Black-White Differences in Sex and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women
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We investigate hypotheses about dynamic processes in these behaviors during early adulthood in order to shed light on persisting racial differences in rates of unintended pregnancies in the United States. We find that net of other sociodemographic characteristics and adolescent experiences with sex and pregnancy, black women spent less time in relationships and had sex less frequently in their relationships than white women, but did not differ in the number of relationships they formed or in their frequency or consistency of contraceptive use within relationships. Black women were more likely to use less effective methods for pregnancy prevention e. And although the most effective method for pregnancy prevention—long-acting reversible contraception LARC —was used more often by black women than white women, LARC use was low in both groups.
Black Women with Multiple Sex Partners
This study examines human immunodeficiency virus risk among Black men who disclosed their same-sex behavior to their female partners. Bivariate associations between sexual risk outcomes i. Rates of condomless sex and prevalence of sexually transmitted infections remain high underscoring the need for more education and counseling for Black msmw and their partners. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Since , social scientists have studied the General Social Survey to chart the complexities of social change in the United States. The survey, which is conducted every couple of years, asks respondents their attitudes on topics ranging from race relations to drug use.