Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
Print version ISSN 1413-294X
SIQUEIRA, Maria Juracy Toneli et al. Professionals and teenagers users of prenatal assistance in Florianopolis city and surroundings: where is the father?. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2002, vol.7, n.1, pp. 65-72. ISSN 1413-294X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2002000100008.
This article is about the investigated universe characterization in a study about the structure and functioning of four prenatal assistance public programs of Florianópolis city (state of Santa Catarina) and surroundings. Through questionnaires applied on professionals (34) and teenagers users (63 women and six men), it was possible to build an analysis which characterized the investigated groups. The results indicate similar profiles as those found on other prenatal assistance public programs like age, scholarship, work, pregnancy occurrence and couple relationship. The father's exclusion in the reproductive health arena remains happening in all of them as well as other countless programs described on the scientific literature. To reflect upon this situation seems urgent to build gender equity in this field and also to guaranty the adolescents' sexual and reproductive rights.
Keywords : Pregnancy; Fatherhood; Adolescence; Public programs; Public health.