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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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GONCALVES, Thomás Gomes. Denial of pregnancy: a literature review and case report in Brazil. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.2, pp. 624-643. ISSN 1808-4281.

This article presents the first case report from Latin America on the phenomenon of denial of pregnancy. This situation concerns the fact of a woman who discovers about her pregnancy at an advantage stage or only when she gives birth. The case report concerns a young woman who spent nine months without knowing that she was pregnant. Such experience is discussed based on the scientific literature of the phenomenon.

Keywords : denial of pregnancy; case report; literature review; unknown pregnancy.

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