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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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Abstract

FARIAS, Rejane de  and  MORE, Carmen Ojeda Ocampo. Impact of pregnancy on at-risk, 10-14 year-old adolescents. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.3, pp. 596-604. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722012000300020.

Aiming to identify the effects occurring in the lives of adolescents who became pregnant between 12 and 14 years old in a context of social vulnerability, we conducted semi-structured interviews and used network maps with 10 participants when their children were between 1 and 3 years old. The data were analyzed qualitatively, from the Empirically Grounded Theory of Anselm Strauss and Juliet Corbin. The results showed that after the experience of pregnancy and motherhood, adolescents developed greater responsibility for their reproductive lives and reviewed some future projects, giving more value to the studies, despite the difficulties to resume them. The relationship with partners was characterized by getting more stable, highlighting the importance of adolescents' partners and mothers in their adjustment process.

Keywords : Adolescent pregnancy; development; sexual and reproductive health; social vulnerability.

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