Being adolescent and being father/mother: Teen pregnancy among a Brazilian sample | Ser adolescente e ser pai/mãe: Gravidez adolescente em uma amostra brasileira

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Author list: Koller, S., dei Schiro, E.D.B.
Publisher: Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas) (0103-166X)
Volume number: 18
Issue number: 3
Start page: 447
End page: 455
Number of pages: 9
ISSN: 0103-166X
Languages: Portuguese-Portugal (PT-PT)


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Being adolescent and being father/mother: Teen pregnancy among a Brazilian sample. The aim of this study was to investigate characteristics associated to pregnancy in a Brazilian sample. A transversal design was developed (N = 226). From the sample, 64.2% were girls. The mean age of the participants was 16,86 (SD = 1,35). A questionnaire about sexual life; feelings related to pregnancy; relationship with school, work and family was used. No sex differences were found on the age of sexual life debut and the number of related pregnancies. Although, the pregnancy brought more feelings of shame to girls (p < 0.01), and the boys informed more the need of work (p < 0.001). It was also observed that boys, compared with girls, evidence more grade repetition as well as school expulsion (p < 0.05). These results suggest that pregnancy during adolescence has diverse meanings according to the sex.


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