To identify typical ages at which women pass through reproductive transitions and to ascertain whether they differ by poverty status, race, and ethnicity, and from men's transition ages.
Using the 1982 and 1988 National Surveys of Family Growth, the 1988 National Survey of Young Men, and the March 1988 Current Population Survey, the timing of transitions between stages was measured by the ages at which respondents had passed specific milestones.
By age 17.4, half of the young women surveyed and by age 16.6, half of the young men had had intercourse.
The length of time the typical woman spent being sexually active before marriage increased by more than 1.5 years, to nearly 7 years, between 1982 and 1988.
Mots-clés Pascal : Période activité génitale, Gestation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Moment transition, Relation sexuelle, Stérilité, Contraception, Epidémiologie, Ethnie, Mâle, Femelle, Homme, Etude statistique, Age, Race
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually active period, Pregnancy, United States, North America, America, Transition moment, Sexual intercourse, Sterility, Contraception, Epidemiology, Ethnic group, Male, Female, Human, Statistical study, Age, Race
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0635012
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.