Relational factors of vulnerability and protection for adolescent pregnancy: a cross-sectional comparative study of Portuguese pregnant and nonpregnant adolescents of low socioeconomic status.

@article{Pereira2005RelationalFO,
  title={Relational factors of vulnerability and protection for adolescent pregnancy: a cross-sectional comparative study of Portuguese pregnant and nonpregnant adolescents of low socioeconomic status.},
  author={Ana Isabel Pereira and Maria Cristina Canavarro and Margarida F. Cardoso and Denisa Mendonça},
  journal={Adolescence},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 159},
  pages={
          655-71
        }
}
This study explores multiple relational contexts that promote vulnerability and protection against early pregnancy in a potential risk group of Portuguese adolescents. A comparative analysis was made between two groups of female adolescents of low socioeconomic status: pregnant adolescents (n=57) and adolescents without a history of pregnancy (n=81). Results suggest that several variables belonging to different contexts-family and school and peer relations--are important in the characterization… CONTINUE READING

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