View and Experiences of Unwanted Pregnancy Among Malays Teenage Mother

Authors

  • Fatimah Sham Faculty of Health Science, Puncak Alam Campus, Universiti Teknologi MARA 42300 Selangor Malaysia; Maternofetal and Embryology Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, Sungai Buloh Campus, Universiti Teknologi MARA 47000 Selangor Malaysia iversiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Selangor Malaysia.
  • Afiqah Ismail Faculty of Health Science, Puncak Alam Campus, Universiti Teknologi MARA 42300 Selangor Malaysia
  • Tuan Nor Ashikin Tuan Him Faculty of Health Science, Puncak Alam Campus, Universiti Teknologi MARA 42300 Selangor Malaysia.
  • Salmi Razali Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Sungai Buloh Campus, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Selangor Malaysia; Maternofetal and Embryology Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, Sungai Buloh Campus, Universiti Teknologi MARA 47000 Selangor Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2897

Keywords:

teenage, motherhood, pregnant, sexuality, Malaysia

Abstract

Ex-nuptial pregnancy among teenagers in Malaysia associates with negative consequences. However, perspective from them is lacking. To explore their experiences and perspective in addressing this phenomenon. In-depth face-to-face interviews were conducted with informed consent among 10 young women who experienced becoming unwed mothers during adolescents. Data were encoded and analyse using Qualitative Data Analysis Miner Program and interpretative phenomenological analysis. Four themes emerged; sexual activity trajectory, motherhood struggles to them, formula of resilience teenage mothers and life after misery. Perspectives from them are vital. Great support strategies could assist them for a better life.

Keywords: teenage, motherhood, pregnant, sexuality, Malaysia 

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2897

Published

2021-07-31

How to Cite

Sham, F. ., Ismail, . A. ., Tuan Him, T. N. A. ., & Razali, S. . (2021). View and Experiences of Unwanted Pregnancy Among Malays Teenage Mother. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI4), 27-32. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2897

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