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Demography (2009) 46 (4): 695–715.
Published: 01 November 2009
... . Presser H.B. ( 1978 ). Age of Menarche and the Socio-Sexual Behavior, and Fertility . Social Biology , 25 , 95 – 101 . Rector R.E. , & Johnson K.A. ( 2005 ). Teenage Sexual Abstinence and Academic Achievement . Washington, DC : The Heritage Foundation . Rector R.E...
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Demography (2001) 38 (4): 467–479.
Published: 01 November 2001
...Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu Abstract Using quantitative and qualitative data from three culturally heterogeneous ethnic groups in Malawi, I show that differences in postpartum sexual abstinence are closely associated with community-specific rationales for the practice, particularly differences...
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Demography (1995) 32 (2): 139–157.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Kofi D. Benefo Abstract The question of how postpartum sexual abstinence responds to social change in West Africa is important because declines in the practice could increase fertility levels and worsen child and maternal health. This study uses data from the late 1970s in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana...
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 1151–1176.
Published: 06 July 2011
... through a field experiment conducted among 1,275 youth in Kisumu, Kenya. The results suggest that the RHC reduces social desirability bias and improves reporting on multiple measures, including higher rates of abstinence among males and multiple recent sexual partnerships among females. The RHC fosters...
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Demography (1978) 15 (4): 487–497.
Published: 01 November 1978
... . Caldwell, John C. 1977. Variations in the Incidence of Sexual Abstinence and the Duration of Post-Natal Abstinence Among the Yoruba of Nigeria. Unpublished paper presented at the Seminar on Natural Fertility, Institut National d’Études Démographiques and International Union for the Scientific Study...
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Demography (2012) 49 (3): 1075–1101.
Published: 03 June 2012
... estimates because the practice of polygyny is usually associated with longer durations of postpartum abstinence (Lesthaeghe et al. 1994 ). In the left panel of Fig.  5 , we present the prevalence of sexual activity in the week and month before the survey as reported by married women. In the right panel...
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Demography (1976) 13 (4): 479–493.
Published: 01 November 1976
... John C. Caldwell ( 1975 ). Population Growth and Socioeconomic Change in West Africa . New York : The Population Council . Caldwell , John C. , & Caldwell , P. ( 1975 ). The Role of Marital Sexual Abstinence in Determining Fertility: A Study of the Yoruba in Nigeria...
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Published: 03 June 2012
not contain information on postpartum sexual abstinence, and the DHS for Lesotho does not allow us to discriminate between women in monogamous and polygynous unions. Odds ratios (OR) are based on survey-cluster fixed-effects logit models adjusted for women’s age. Women in monogamous unions serve More
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Demography (1991) 28 (1): 101–117.
Published: 01 February 1991
... us mention that abstinence here is known to be coital but not necessarily sexual abstinence. Table 7. Number of Methods Used Serially over 35-Day Period If more than one type One Only Second Method Third Method Method Used N % Type N Type N Total 174 100 75 10 Pill 13 8 +Withdrawal 1 +Abstinence 1...
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Demography (1986) 23 (4): 579–594.
Published: 01 November 1986
... on knowing the individual's intentions regarding conception. An example demonstrates this readily in the case of contraceptive behavior. Periodic sexual abstinence (rhythm) is a form of contraceptive behavior because the intent of abstaining around the time of ovulation is to avoid conception. The same...
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Demography (2008) 45 (2): 417–438.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... ( 1999 ). Post-Partum Sexual Abstinence in West Africa: Implications for AIDS-Control and Family Planning Programmes . AIDS , 13 , 125 – 31 . 10.1097/00002030-199901140-00017 Clogg C.C. , Petkova E. , & Haritou A. ( 1995 ). Statistical Methods for Comparing Regression...
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Demography (2023) 60 (4): 1089–1113.
Published: 01 August 2023
... (ordered by their predicted prevalence in the population; see Table 4 ): Single Abstinent Women (LS1); Consistently Covered Mothers (LS2) ( MacQuarrie et al. 2019 ); Stable Users (LS3); Sexually Active Nonusers (LS4); Condom Users (LS5); Intermittent Users (LS6); and Transient Users (LS7...
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Demography (1968) 5 (1): 433–438.
Published: 01 March 1968
... to observe a more or less lengthy sexual abstinence, and who did not report false Table i.-METHODS OF CONTRACEPTION THAT WERE INITIAlLY ADOPTED, BY SERVICE, FOR NINE OF THE UNIVERSITY PILOT FAMILY PLANNING CENTERS, COLOMBIA Method Service Coi t us Oral NOlle interrup- Rhythm rucn Contra- Other tus cepti ve r...
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Demography (1993) 30 (3): 315–332.
Published: 01 August 1993
... was relatively low. Divorce and polygamy may result from the pressure of an unfavorable GCSC (Merrill 1989). Coital frequency and voluntary sexual abstinence were found to be related to GCSC in an in-depth study of 20 women in a village in northern India; three women whose first child was a son tried to delay...
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Demography (1998) 35 (4): 421–434.
Published: 01 November 1998
... of the Duration of 'Postpartum Sexual Abstinence in West Africa: A Multilevel Analysis . Demography , 32 , 139 – 58 . 10.2307/2061737 Blalock , H.M. ( 1984 ). Contextual-Effects Models: Theoretical and Methodological Issues . Annual Review of Sociology , 10 , 353 – 72 . 10.1146/annurev.so...
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Demography (2000) 37 (2): 155–174.
Published: 01 May 2000
.../0032472031000148536 Benefo , K.D. ( 1995 ). The Determinants of the Duration of Postpartum Sexual Abstinence in West Africa: A Multilevel Analysis . Demography , 32 , 139 – 57 . 10.2307/2061737 Bollen , K.A. ( 1989 ). Structural Equations With Latent Variables . New York : Wiley...
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Demography (2021) 58 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 February 2021
... it is lower. We examine how increased over-the-counter access to emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) accompanied by marketing campaigns in India affected women's contraceptive method choices and incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Although ECPs substantially reduce the risk of pregnancy...
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Demography (2019) 56 (6): 2123–2146.
Published: 02 December 2019
...-Moriah U. A. ( 1988 ). Age at menarche: The influence of environmental conditions . International Journal of Biometeorology , 32 , 33 – 35 . Sabia J. J. , & Rees D. I. ( 2009 ). The effect of sexual abstinence on females’ educational attainment . Demography , 46 , 695...
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Demography (2003) 40 (4): 659–673.
Published: 01 November 2003
...Mohamed M. Ali; John Cleland; Iqbal H. Shah Abstract Using “calendar” data for single women aged 15–24 from successive Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) conducted in Colombia and Peru during the 1990s, we document trends, year by year, in sexual activity, the use of contraceptives...
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Demography (2023) 60 (4): 1163–1179.
Published: 01 August 2023
... to measure. Reports of using traditional methods like abstinence and withdrawal may also suffer from poor reliability compared with use of hormonal methods ( Callahan and Becker 2012 ). Sixth, the DHS data we used do not include information on regular sexual activity, partners, and other measures that could...
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