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SILVA LAGUARDIA, María Martina  e  LEIVA BAHAMONDES, Loreto. Healthcare Assistance in Early Pregnancy and Early Motherhood: Health Professional´s Perspectives who are serving at a Health Center in Montevideo . Cienc. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.1, pp.33-45. ISSN 1688-4221.

Abstract: This paper analyzes the discourse of health professionals who assist and support pregnant adolescents and adolescent mothers at a health care center in Montevideo. Cross-sectional data were gathered and analyzed using a qualitative approach. Ten (10) study participants were recruited among healthcare professionals using intentional sampling techniques. Content analysis of the interviews helped in the characterization and understanding of the general intersubject component built upon the care relationship between the health practitioner and the pregnant adolescents and adolescent mothers. The collected data allowed the elaboration of a set of suggestions which could benefit this relationship, a critical element of the adolescents’ comprehensive health care model

Palavras-chave : early pregnancy; early motherhood; healthcare assistance.

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