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Factors contributing towards and support groups for young women who are experiencing unwanted pregnancies

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dc.contributor.advisor Thwala, J.D.
dc.contributor.advisor Edwards, D.J.
dc.contributor.author Khethiwe, Thandokazi Theo
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-01T07:23:11Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-01T07:23:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1274
dc.description Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Masters in Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2012. en_US
dc.description.abstract Unwanted pregnancy among young unmarried South African women still remains a challenge. It has been identified that young unmarried women who are living in rural areas are more vulnerable to unwanted pregnancy. Bronfenbrenner.s theory of systems has been used in the study. The participants were sourced from eMbobeni location, a rural area in Bizana in the Eastern Cape Province. The data was collected through focus group interviews and analysed through content analysis. Group interviews were tape recorded and transcribed. Group support was provided for the participants in the focus group. Through the study it has emerged that lack of knowledge about sexuality and the protection of oneself still remains a challenge. Factors contributing towards unwanted pregnancy among young unmarried women were identified as being lack of parental support; lack of knowledge and the stigma towards contraception; pressures from the partner; ignorance, carelessness and restrictions; and shift of responsibility. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation (NRF) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Unwanted pregnancy en_US
dc.subject Unplanned pregnancy en_US
dc.title Factors contributing towards and support groups for young women who are experiencing unwanted pregnancies en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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