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dc.contributor.authorEverett BG
dc.contributor.authorMcCabe KF
dc.contributor.authorHughes TL
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T22:10:10Z
dc.date.available2017-09-16T09:30:10Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationEverett, B. G., McCabe, K. F. and Hughes, T. L. Unintended Pregnancy, Depression, and Hazardous Drinking in a Community-Based Sample of Sexual Minority Women. Journal of Women's Health. 2016. 25(9): 904-911. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2015.5290.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1540-9996
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/21414
dc.descriptionThis is a copy of an article published in the Journal of Women's Health © 2016 Copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.; Journal of Women's Health is available online at: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/jwh.2015.5290 http://www.liebertonline.com. DOI:10.1089/jwh.2015.5290en_US
dc.description.abstractCONTEXT: Unintended pregnancy is a stressful life event with important implications for women's health. Little research has examined sexual minority women's (SMW; lesbian, bisexual, mostly heterosexual) experiences of unintended pregnancy, and no studies have examined the relationship between unintended pregnancy, mental health, and negative coping behaviors in this population. METHODS: We used the Chicago Health and Life Experiences of Women (CHLEW) Study (n = 454), a diverse sample of SMW, to examine the relationship between self-reported unintended pregnancy, depressive symptoms, and hazardous drinking. We used generalized linear model-building techniques and adjusted for key sociodemographic controls, as well as unintended pregnancy risk factors, including childhood physical and sexual abuse and age of sexual debut. RESULTS: Twenty-four percent of the sample reported an unintended pregnancy. SMW who reported unintended pregnancies also reported significantly more depressive symptoms and greater risk of hazardous drinking. Adjusting for childhood abuse explained the relationship between unintended pregnancy and depressive symptoms, but not the relationship between unintended pregnancy and hazardous drinking. CONCLUSIONS: Unintended pregnancy among SMW is an understudied topic. Our results suggest that unintended pregnancy is not uncommon among SMW and highlight the need for more research to investigate the mechanisms that link unintended pregnancy to depression and to hazardous drinking within this population.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study is supported by the National Institutes of Health and Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH; K12 HD055892) and by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA; R01 AA13328).en_US
dc.publisherMary Ann Lieberten_US
dc.titleUnintended Pregnancy, Depression, and Hazardous Drinking in a Community-Based Sample of Sexual Minority Women.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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