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VIEIRA, Leila Maria; GOLDBERG, Tamara Beres Lederer; SAES, Sandra de Oliveira  and  DORIA, Adriana Aparecida Bini. Abortion in the adolescence: from life to the experience of the empty lap - a qualitative study. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, suppl.2, pp.3149-3156. ISSN 1678-4561.

The present study aimed to investigate the process of abortion in the adolescence, according to adolescence perspective at Santa Izabel Maternity Hospital, in the city of Bauru - São Paulo, Brazil. The qualitative methodology tried to understand the adolescent's experience on the abortion process, building a theoretical sample that represents it. Symbolic interacionism was used as referential theory and grounded theory as methodological reference. Ten adolescents were interviewed and the analyses of the reports noticed the discovered of pregnancy, emergent feelings, the difficult moment of hospitalization, the hope for a return to quotidian followed by relatives help and the need of changes because of this experience. From the reports three phenomena were observed: find yourself pregnant; living the abortion and remaking of the life plan. From the analyses of the process it was developed the central category: "Abortion on adolescence: from life to the experience of empty lap". The occurrence of abortion in the adolescence causes different feelings and may reach bio psychosocial circles.

Keywords : Adolescent; Abortion; Qualitative research.

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