Yasmin Kusunoki (2002-06)

Yasmin Kusunoki (2002-06)

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Title of Dissertation: “Contraceptive Behavior among Youth in the United States: The Importance of Relationship Characteristics”
Link to Dissertation

Research Interests: Understanding the sources of gender racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health and demographic behaviors during adolescence and the transition to adulthood.

Selected Publications:
Barber, JS., Y Kusunoki, HH. Gatny, and J Yarger. Forthcoming. “Young women’s relationships, contraception, and unintended pregnancy in the United States.” in A Buchanan and A Rotkirch (Eds.) Fertility Rates and Population Decline: No time for children? Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kusunoki, Y, and DM Upchurch. 2011. “Contraceptive method choice among youth in the United States: the importance of relationship context.” Demography, 48: 1451-1472.

Barber, JS, Y Kusunoki, and HH. Gatny. 2011. “Design and implementation of an online weekly survey to study unintended pregnancies.” Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, 9: 327-334.

Geisler, WM, L Chyu, Y Kusunoki, DM Upchurch, and EW Hook, III. 2006. “Influence of health insurance and health care seeking behaviors on the prevalence of genital chlamydial infection in young adults.” Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 33(6): 389-396.

Upchurch, DM and Y Kusunoki. 2006. “Adolescent sexual relationships and reproductive health outcomes: theoretical and methodological challenges.” In A.C. Crouter and A. Booth (Eds.), Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities (Chapter 16, pp. 221-229), Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Upchurch, M. and Y Kusunoki. 2004. “Associations between forced sex, sexual and protective practices, and STDs among a national sample of adolescent girls.” Women’s Health Issues 14(3):75-84. Awarded the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for best manuscript published in Women’s Health Issues in 2004.

Upchurch, M., WM. Mason, Y Kusunoki, and M Johnson Kriechbaum. 2004. “Social and behavioral determinants of self-reported STDs among adolescents.” Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 36(6): 276-287.

Upchurch, M., Y Kusunoki, P Simon, and MM Doty. 2003. “Sexual behavior and condom practices among Los Angeles women.” Women’s Health Issues, 13(1): 8-15.