• Journal Article

The 'natural' body, God and contraceptive use in the southeastern United States

Citation

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.

Abstract

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.