Original research article| Volume 94, ISSUE 2, P134-136, August 2016

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Describing abortion attitudes among young, African American men



      This paper describes African American teenaged males' attitudes and perspectives on abortion.


      Data were derived from a larger cross-sectional survey of African American males aged 14–19, living in the south side of Chicago.


      Acceptability of abortion varied by partner type, such that 60% of teenagers felt abortion was acceptable with a casual partner while 37% found it acceptable with committed partners (p<.001). Acceptability also varied by sociocontextual factors, and with overarching uncertainty or inconsistency.


      Teenaged African American males have uniquely complex attitudes toward abortion.


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