1971 U.S. National Survey of Young Women
The aim of this study was to document the sexual behavior and practices of females aged 15 to 19 years old living in the U.S. Two national probability samples were drawn, one of adolescent females living in households in the United States, and the second of university students living in dorms. The two samples together had a total of 4,611 respondents. There are 516 variables. Data include information on frequency of sexual behavior, use of contraception, pregnancy, childbearing, and abortion; attitudinal measures on these topics; and basic background information on respondents. Data were collected in mid-1971 by the Institute for Survey Research of Temple University via interviews and self-administered questionnaires. A selection of 238 variables was originally included in DAAPPP as Data Set No. 01.