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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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HOGA, Luiza Akiko Komura; BORGES, Ana Luiza Vilela  and  CHAVEZ ALVAREZ, Rocio Elizabeth. Teen pregnancy: values and reactions of family members. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.6, pp.779-785. ISSN 1982-0194.

Objective: To describe the experience of 19 family members regarding teen pregnancy. Methods: This was a qualitative study using narrative analysis approach. Results: Three categories emerged: a) family values and sexual orientations given; b) receiving the pregnancy news and arrangements made; and, c) providing support tot eh pregnant teen. Conclusions: Teen pregnancy happened in a solid family organization context and the trajectory of teenager mothers after childbirth was characterized by family bonding and social network support. The new mother received material and psychoemotional support from her family members.

Keywords : Pregnancy in adolescence [psychology]; Family [psychology]; Parent-child relations; Sexual education.

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