Adolescent Pregnancy: Voices Heard in the Everyday Lives of Pregnant Teenagers

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The purpose of this study is to examine the problems that pregnant teenagers encounter at school and at home while they are trying to complete their high school education. Data were collected by in-depth interviews. Twenty pregnant adolescents, who were between the ages of 15 through 18, and were participants in a special teen pregnancy program were interviewed. The major findings in this study included the respondents': 1) unstable family life histories, 2) denial that they were pregnant, 3) need for self-identity as an adult, 4) conflict with parents and 5) motivation to complete their high school education. This study ... continued below

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Oviedo, Sonia December 1995.

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The purpose of this study is to examine the problems that pregnant teenagers encounter at school and at home while they are trying to complete their high school education. Data were collected by in-depth interviews. Twenty pregnant adolescents, who were between the ages of 15 through 18, and were participants in a special teen pregnancy program were interviewed.

The major findings in this study included the respondents': 1) unstable family life histories, 2) denial that they were pregnant, 3) need for self-identity as an adult, 4) conflict with parents and 5) motivation to complete their high school education. This study points to the need for more research on the problems that pregnant adolescents encounter in their everyday lives.

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Oviedo, Sonia. Adolescent Pregnancy: Voices Heard in the Everyday Lives of Pregnant Teenagers, thesis, December 1995; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279259/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .