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dc.contributor.advisorHarris, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorShannon, Mary Kate ( )
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T21:57:55Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01T21:57:55Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6995
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, December 2017.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study asserts that a woman’s contraceptive method of choice has an impact on the dynamics of her romantic relationship. Research today focuses mostly on the physical side effects of specific birth control methods. However, as this research shows, the psychosocial effects of contraceptive methods—both hormonal and non-hormonal, also need to be considered before a woman selects a method. This research specifically analyzes the influences of Hormonal Birth Control (HBC) as compared to Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM) on the dynamics of long-term monogamous relationships. Through qualitative analysis of interviews, themes were collected from each group. Themes of increased communication and unique dynamics of voluntary abstinence was found in the FAM group. The HBC group saw a shift in stress levels and a rise in self- consciousness. Finally, the two groups had contrasting perspectives in the areas of mutual understanding, supportiveness, decision-making and shared responsibilities. These findings demonstrate the weight contraceptive method choice has on the dynamics of a romantic relationship.en_US
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dc.format.extent51 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectWomen's studiesen_US
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_US
dc.subjectRelationshipsen_US
dc.subjectContraceptivesen_US
dc.subjectBirth controlen_US
dc.subjectFertility awarenessen_US
dc.subjectDynamicsen_US
dc.subjectMethod choiceen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectHormonesen_US
dc.title"If I Said No to Sex, It was My Fault": Comparing the Influences of Method Choice on Romantic Relationshipsen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMeeks, Amy
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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