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Being and becoming a body: moral implications of teenage pregnancy in a shantytown in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19904647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most literature concerning unintended pregnancy in Brazil highlights a link between 'adolescent pregnancy', poverty, marginality and gender inequality. Young women are seen to suffer disadvantages in the course of their lives due to unplanned pregnancies at an early age. This paper questions this picture, emphasising the ways in which adolescent pregnancy is socially constructed and wrongly portrayed as being the main difficulty facing young women in marginalised communities. Instead, it suggests that anthropological and public health debates should focus on how terms such as adolescence and pregnancy are understood and defined by the populations in question.
Lila Sax
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Culture, health & sexuality     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1464-5351     ISO Abbreviation:  Cult Health Sex     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-14     Completed Date:  2010-07-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883416     Medline TA:  Cult Health Sex     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anthropology, Brunel University, London, UK.
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Pregnancy in Adolescence*

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