The 'natural' body, God and contraceptive use in the southeastern United States
Data collected among African-American and Caucasian women and men in the southeastern USA indicate that participants' perceptions of nature, God's will and the human body influence reproductive health and decision-making. Attitudes about the health care system, pharmaceutical companies and government programmes for fertility regulation reinforce these views and may negatively affect willingness to use contraceptive methods consistently and correctly.
Woodsong, C., Shedlin, S., & Koo, H. (2004). The 'natural' body, God and contraceptive use in the southeastern United States. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 6(1), 67-78.