Consistent use of effective contraception reduces the risk of unintended pregnancy. We are using the RDSL data to identify the factors associated with contraceptive use including attitudes toward contraception, pregnancy desire, intimate relationship characteristics, and community-level access to contraception.
Understanding Behavioral Patterns in Contraceptive Use
(Project as part of Contraceptive Discovery, Development, and Behavioral Research Center, Gunda Georg, Center Principal Investigator, U54-HD093540) NICHD. 2017 – 2021. $600,000. Jennifer Barber, PI (Project 2).
Dynamic Patterns of Contraceptive Use among Young Women
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Marshall Weinberg Endowment. 2014-2015. $10,000. Yasamin Kusunoki, PI.
A Comparison of Attitudes, Intentions, and Behaviors of Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Young Women: Evidence from the Relationship Dynamics and Social Life (RDSL) Study
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Freedman Fund. 2012-2013. $9,000. Yasamin Kusunoki, PI.
The Role of Research in Enhancing Family Planning and Pregnancy Prevention
Distinguished Fellows Program, William T. Grant Foundation. 2011-2013. $199,784. Jennifer Barber, PI.
Young Women's Relationships, Contraception, and Unintended Pregnancy
R01HD050329. NICHD. 2007-2012. ~$2 million. Jennifer Barber, PI.
Kusunoki, Yasamin, and Jennifer S. Barber. Forthcoming. "The Dynamics of Intimate Relationships and Contraceptive Use during Emergent Adulthood." Demography.
Brew, Bridget, Abigail Weitzman, Kelly Musick, and Yasamin Kusunoki. 2020 (forthcoming). "Young Women’s Joint Relationship, Sex, and Contraceptive Trajectories: Evidence from the United States." Demographic Research.
Barber, Jennifer, Elizabeth Ela, Heather Gatny, Yasamin Kusunoki, Souhiela Fakih, Peter Batra, and Karen Farris. 2020. "Contraceptive Desert? Black-White Differences in Characteristics of Nearby Pharmacies." Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 6(4):719-732.
Weitzman, Abigail, Jennifer S. Barber, and Yasamin Kusunoki. 2019. "Sexual Concurrency and Contraceptive Use among Young Adult Women." Demography 56:549-572.
Guzzo, Karen Benjamin, Sarah R. Hayford, Vanessa Wanner Lang, Hsueh-Sheng Wu, Jennifer S. Barber, Yasamin Kusunoki. 2019. "Dimensions of Reproductive Attitudes and Knowledge Related to Unintended Childbearing Among U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults." Demography 56:201-228.
Barber, Jennifer S., Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather H. Gatny, and *Jamie Budnick. 2018. "The Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence and the Risk of Pregnancy during the Transition to Adulthood." American Sociological Review 83(5):1020-1047. (Winner, Family Section of the American Sociological Association’s “Article of the Year” award, 2020.)
Gatny, Heather, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2018. "Pregnancy Scares and Change in Contraceptive Use." Contraception 98(4):260-265.
Kusunoki, Yasamin, Jennifer S. Barber, Heather H. Gatny, and Robert Melendez. 2018. "Physical Intimate Partner Violence and Contraceptive Behaviors among Young Women." Journal of Women’s Health 27(8): 1016-1025.
Miller, Warren, Jennifer S. Barber, and Heather H. Gatny. 2018. "Mediation Models of Pregnancy Desires and Unplanned Pregnancy in Young, Unmarried Women." Journal of Biosocial Science 50(3): 291-311.
Barber, Jennifer, Yasamin Kusunoki, Paul Schulz, and Heather Gatny. 2016. "Effects of Intensive Longitudinal Data Collection on Pregnancy and Contraceptive Use." International Journal of Social Research Methodology 19(2):205-222.
Kusunoki, Yasamin, Jennifer Barber, Elizabeth Ela, and A. Bucek. 2016. "Black-White Differences in Sex and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women." Demography 53(5):1399-1428.
Wu, Justine, Yasamin Kusunoki, Elizabeth Ela, and Jennifer Barber. 2016. "Patterns of Contraceptive Consistency among Young Adult Women in Southeastern Michigan: Longitudinal Findings Based on Journal Data." Women's Health Issues 26(3):305-312.
Chang, Tammy, Matthew Davis, Yasamin Kusunoki, Elizabeth Ela, and Jennifer Barber. 2015. "Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use among 18- to 19-Year-Old Adolescent Women by Weight Status: A Longitudinal Analysis." Journal of Pediatrics 167(3):586-592.
Fakih, S, Peter Batra, Heather Gatny, Yasamin Kusunoki, Jennifer Barber, and Karen Farris. 2015. "Young Women’s Perceptions and Experiences with Contraception Supply in Community Pharmacies." Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 55(3):255-264.
Barber, Jennifer, Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Jennifer Eckerman Yarger. 2013. "Young Women’s Relationships, Contraception and Unintended Pregnancy in the United States." Pp. 121-140 in Fertility Rates and Population Decline: No Time for Children?, Palgrave Macmillan.
Hall, Kelli Stidham, Caroline Moreau, James Trussell, and Jennifer Barber. 2013. "Role of Young Women's Depression and Stress Symptoms in Their Weekly Use and Nonuse of Contraceptive Methods." Journal of Adolescent Health 53(2):241-248.
Moreau, Caroline, Kelli Stidham Hall, James Trussell, and Jennifer Barber. 2013. "Effect of Prospectively Measured Pregnancy Intentions on the Consistency of Contraceptive Use among Young Women in Michigan." Human Reproduction 28(3):642-650.