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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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ALVAREZ, Martha Lucio. Nursing students' premature pregnancy and consumption of alcohol. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.spe, pp.577-583. ISSN 1518-8345.

This qualitative descriptive research aimed to analyze pregnancy dynamics, experienced by a group of women who, at the time, were at most 19 years old, and identify the role attributed to the consumption of alcohol in such dynamics. The research was developed with a group of 20 students from the Colombia National University. Six of them were selected for in dept investigation through interviews, which were analyzed by content analysis. Based on the literature and the subjects' life history, the study examines the following categories: pregnancy, making love, maternity, being a woman, and drinking. Through these categories, was possible to identify the dynamics experienced by these women during pregnancy.

Keywords : pregnancy; alcoholic beverages; health; students, nursing.

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