Teen pregnancy in Mexican American girls
Aguero-Reyes, Zenaida Victoria
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The study explored Mexican-American adolescent girls’ feelings and thoughts about factors that contributed to teen pregnancy. Eight girls were recruited in West Texas city. The ages of the teens were 16-20. Brofenbrenner was used as a framework to classify the themes that emerged from the transcripts. The themes were organized under the microsystem and macrosystem. The results indicated that they did not plan on having a baby that it was an unplanned event. Although some parents did provide information regarding contraception, they still made the choice not to continue to take them. There is discussion on how her development of adolescence attributes to her unplanned pregnancy.