1979 U.S. National Survey of Young Women
Like the 1971 and 1976 National Surveys of Young Women (DAAPPP Data Set Nos. 01 and 02), this study was aimed at providing estimates of the prevalence of sexual activity, contraceptive use and nonuse, premarital pregnancy and its resolution among teenage women. The study also attempted to determine how informed young women were about contraception and the menstrual cycle. Women aged 15 to 19 living in households in Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the continental United States comprised the sample. The survey included 1,717 ever-married and never-married respondents. The survey also gathered data from young men (DAAPPP Data Set No. 45).
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