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Pregnant adolescents: a look at the feelings created through this journey

Grant number: 13/08849-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Principal Investigator:Jorge Luís Ferreira Abrão
Grantee:Bianca Paes
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


Adolescence is a period marked by the transition between childhood and adult age, characterized by changes in both the physical and mental aspects, as well as social aspects, beyond representing to the individual a process of detachment of forms of the typical behavior of childhood and acquiring skills that characterize the duties and adult social roles. However, events such as teenage pregnancy may lead adolescents to be prematurely aware of the responsibilities inherent in adulthood, thus causing, most intense conflicts in this stage. Before the addition, the research aims to understand, from a psychoanalytic view, the experience of adolescents during the pregnancy, detailing the possible expectations and anxieties in relation to this occurrence. To accomplish the research objectives, it is proposed a qualitative study through the realization of semi-directed interviews, with three mothers who are between 14 and 17 years old and are in prenatal care at the Hospital Regional de Assis - SP. After the interviews, the data will be analyzed and interpreted to a further reflection and possible comprehension of the emotional experiences of those pregnant during adolescence in contemporary society.

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