Fourth Several Weeks of Family Developement

Fourth Several Weeks of Family Developement - Before the...

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Before the Lights Go Out presenter= Shannon Rauh February 26, 2008 A women for about 840 days during her lifetime (1 or 2 days per month for about 35 years) A man is fertile for about 18250 days during his lifetime (24 hours a day for 50 years or more) A women who has intercourse with contraception has a 90% chance of getting of getting pregnant within the year. The oral contraceptive pill= about 200 million women around the world have taken the birth control pill since 1960. It is a combination of estrogen and progestin, a synthetic form of progesterone; 99.5% theoretical/ 97% practical. Works in four ways-1. Prevents ovulation 2. Creates a hostile uterine environment 3. Thickens cervical mucus plug 4. Affects tube motility Risk is very low, here they are= abdominal pain, chest pain/shortness of breath, severe headache, eye problems/flashing lights, severe leg pains. IUD intrauterine Device Mirena IUD. Depo Provera= decreases bone density possibly, weight gain as well (this one is a shot), its is progestin only February 28, 2008 Singlehood Single= Not married- census data; does not necessarily mean uninvolved of unattached to a romantic partner. Singles may include heterosexual cohabiting couples, same-sex couples dating Overlap with singlehood and living alone Number of singles in U.S. has increased 37.5 million – 1970 vs. 100 million – 2005 28% - 1970 vs. 41% - 2005 Three Demographic Categories of Singles 1. Divorced (single-again) 2. Widowed 3. Never-married Divorced In 1999, 8.5% of men: 11% of women age 18 and over were divorced Divorce rate is no longer increasing Approximately 50% of all marriages end in divorce Widowed Women are more likely to be widowed than men. Same pattern - whites, Hispanics, & African-Americans
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NEVER MARRIED Usually Young Largest and fastest-growing category of singles 15% - 1972 24% - 2003 Postponement of marriage People are older at first marriage (U.S. Census Bureau, 2006) Women- 25.8 Men- 27.1 Increase in single in 20s sinve 1950s % of single women ages 20-24 1970 – 36% 1999 – 72% % of single men ages 20-24 1970 – 55% 1999 – 84% 4 Factors – postponement of marriage 1. Changes in economy= More education necessary 2. Improved contraception = Greater acceptance of premarital and nonmarital sex 4. Sex ratio and marriage squeeze 1. Sex ratio = # men/ # women Sex Ratio = A ratio of 100 means that there are equal numbers of men and women. High sex ratio – numerator is greater than 100- more men than women Ex. 1910 – 106 men for every 100 women 1900- 1945 Low sex ratio – number is less than 100 – less men than women Ex. 2000 – 95 men for every 100 women 1945-2002 (projected to 2025) Some countries – sex ratio highly skewed 2. Marriage squeeze Sex imbalance in the ratio of available unmarried women and men
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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