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Unmarried young mothers in south-eastern Nigeria : attitudes and experiences

  title={Unmarried young mothers in south-eastern Nigeria : attitudes and experiences},
  author={G. Amakor},
In Christian communities such as those found in South-Eastern Nigeria, conservative interpretations of the Bible frown upon any form of premarital sexual activity; unmarried young women are expected to remain virgins until they get married. In such religious communities, biblical injunctions and sociocultural norms affect how pregnancy and child bearing outside of marriage is understood. Sexual issues are scarcely discussed in the open, except to reiterate messages of abstinence. Despite these… Expand
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