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Sociology Professors discuss scope of research findings with The Journal's Steve Kendall
Professor and Chair of Sociology Susan Brown and Distinguished Research Professor Wendy Manning appeared with Steve Kendall on WBGUTV's The Journal to discuss their roles as co-directors of the National Center for Family & Marriage Research and to revivew the past decade of research findings.
An initial goal of the NCFMR was to go in from a demographic standpoint and document key family changes that are taking place in America today, such as marriage, cohabitation, divorce, stepfamilies, and remarriage. A decade later, the NCFMR is at the forefront of that work providing up to the minute statistics, allowing opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students "to get their feet wet in that research."
BGSU Center for Family &
Research by Karen Guzzo finds link between adult contraceptive use and teen knowledge, attitudes
"Adolescent Reproductive and Contraceptive Knowledge and Attitudes and Adult Contraceptive Behavior"
Maternal and Child Health Journal
According to Guzzo, “These findings support comprehensive sex education during adolescence and ongoing efforts in adulthood as a mechanism to improve contraceptive use, potentially reducing high levels of unintended childbearing in the U.S.”