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Experiences of Teenagers withUnplanned Pregnanciesin Phetchaburi Province, Thailand
Phachomklao College of Nursing.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0407-9831
2012 (English)In: Philippine journal of nursing, ISSN 0048-3818, Vol. 82, 57-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is for readers to

understand the various experiences teenage

parents endure within the Phetchaburi Province of

Thailand. Using a qualitative research design, ten (10)

pregnant teenagers between the ages of 15-19 years old

were interviewed. A semi-structured, in-depth interview

was used as the primary means of data collection. In

addition, data were analyzed using the process of

manifest content analysis. The four main themes that

emerged were: (1) circumstances leading to pregnancy

was due to the failure of contraception and lack of

knowledge regarding proper sexual education, (2)

recognition of pregnancy was late because the teenagers

have neither experienced pregnancy nor did they have

knowledge of self-monitoring during pregnancy, (3) the

reactions towards the pregnancies were typically

negative reactions from girls, boyfriends, and parents (4)

life changes after the pregnancy were due to the strong

concerns about dropping out of school and being

ostracized by the community. The findings implied an

improvement for healthcare services. For instance,

teenagers should participate in sexual education classes

that offer precautionary lessons towards pregnancy.

Moreover, educational programs (specifically meeting the

T

Send correspondence to: Rapeepan Narkbubpha, RN, M.N.S., Phachomklao College of Nursing, Phetchaburi Province 203 Moo 2 Thongchai District,

Amphoe Muang, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand 76000 Tel+66-8990-86672, Fax+66-3240-0573, E-mail address: rapeepan2549@gmail.com or

Martina Summer Meranius, RN, PhD. A Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna - Västerås,

Sweden, E-mail address: martina.summer.meranius@mdh.se

Martina Summer Meranius

, PhD, RN

physical and emotional needs of pregnant teenagers)

should be established so that pregnant teenagers can

continue their pregnancy without quitting school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Filippinerna, 2012. Vol. 82, 57-63 p.
Keyword [en]
Experiences of pregnant teens, Self-care
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Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences within Health and Welfare
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-21450OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-21450DiVA: diva2:648155
Available from: 2013-09-13 Created: 2013-09-13 Last updated: 2013-09-20Bibliographically approved

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