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Relationship Dynamics and Social Life (RDSL) Study.

Personal Author: 
Barber, Jennifer.
Gatny, Heather.
Kusunoki, Yasamin.
Corporate Author: 
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan.
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The Relationship Dynamics and Social Life (RDSL) study was designed to investigate the processes leading to unintended pregnancy during the transition to adulthood. The RDSL data document detailed changes in young women’s behaviors across many domains of social life that occur rapidly in early adulthood, including intimate relationships, sexual behavior, and contraceptive use. The data include both prospective (before pregnancy) and retrospective (after pregnancy) measures of pregnancy desires and intentions, as well as young women’s perceptions of their partners’ desires for pregnancy, collected weekly throughout the study period. The data also include many measures of attitudes related to pregnancy. (Author abstract)

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