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Journal of Human Growth and Development

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OLIVEIRA-MONTEIRO, Nancy Ramacciotti de; FREITAS, Juliana Vasconcellos  and  FARIAS, Maria Aznar. Pregnancy: association of risk and protection factorsin adolescence. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2014, vol.24, n.3, pp. 354-360. ISSN 0104-1282.

INTRODUCTION: adolescent pregnancy is of greatconcern in the context of social vulnerability, although protective factors in different environmental systems may interact in the development of adolescent mothers. OBJECTIVE: verify risk and protection factors among adolescent mothers. METHODS: an initial survey was conducted when the children were less than five months, followed by longitudinal steps: when they were three years, 10 years and 14 years. For survey of risk and protective factors observations and interviews in the homes of autobiographical free speech were conducted. Qualitative analysis of the results followed qualitative patterns. RESULTS: there was association of risk factors and family problems, school difficulties and inclusion in environments pervaded by trafficking; protective factors were identified in the positive relationship with families of origin and parents of children. CONCLUSIONS: risk and protective factors were present in different environmental conditions and personal conditions.

Keywords : longitudinal studies; teenage pregnancy; risk factors; adolescent human development.

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