U.S. National Survey of Teens Seeking Abortion Services, 1979-1980
Investigators: Aida Torres

The goal of the study was to investigate to what extent parents of unmarried teenagers 17 and younger are informed that their daughters are attending an abortion facility, how parents are informed, and how notification requirements would affect the behavior of those teenagers whose parents do not know. The study also assessed parent-daughter communication regarding contraception and abortion, in addition to contraceptive acquisition, use, and demographic information. Conducted between October 1979 and March 1980, the survey consisted of self-administered questionnaires distributed to all teenage patients in 52 abortion clinics, yielding a final sample of 1,172 (95% of abortion patients).

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