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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Published online: March 19, 2016
Accepted: March 14, 2016
Received in revised form: March 9, 2016
Received: November 24, 2015
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