Male adolescent contraceptive utilization
The contraceptive utilization of a sample of sexually active, urban high school males (Black, Hispanic, and White) is examined. It appears that most of the males did not take effective precaution to avoid impregnating their partner at last coitus. Findings further show that the majority of Black and Hispanic males are classified as ineffective contraceptors while the majority of White males are classified as being effective contraceptors. The most frequent reasons for not using contraceptives demonstrate that the males in this sample were either not prepared for sexual intercourse or were not concerned if their partner became pregnant. In order to stem the increase in adolescent childbearing, means of motivating teenagers, to use effective contraceptives should be seriously explored.