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PATIAS, Naiana Dapieve  and  DIAS, Ana Cristina Garcia. Opinions about maternity among pregnant teens and non-pregnant teens. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.65, n.1, pp. 88-102. ISSN 1809-5267.

Motherhood is still highly valued socially. This study aimed to compare the views on 50 maternity pregnant and 50 non-pregnant adolescents who are from13 tp 19 years old that went to basic health units and schools in a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. As a rule of thumb, they tend to take for granted that pregnant adolescents have a more positive view and favorable to the non-pregnant teenagers on motherhood. Questionnaires were applied to two groups of adolescents to check out their opinions on. The responses of pregnant and non-pregnant to the questionnaire items were compared with statistical tests. Generally speaking, it has bennfound significant differences as for opinions expressed by the groups. We confirmed the expectation that pregnant adolescents have more positive opinions about motherhood than non-pregnant women. It discusses about the increased vulnerability to pregnancy associated with only positive view of motherhood.

Keywords : Adolescence; Reviews; Maternity.

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