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“If I am born in Mexico, indigenous, poor, girl, teenager, pregnant and single. What’s in it for me?”: A qualitative study focused on experiences of being a teenage mother in Mexico.
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Social Sciences.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research is to understand how social exclusion occurs in a country with many rules based on one's gender and strong family ties. A qualitative approach is used as a method and the material has been gathered through unstructured interviews in two cities, Mexico City and in San Cristóbal. The result is based on information from five representatives that are working at non-government organizations and two experts in social work.

The result shows different challenges, to be born in Mexico as a girl is one challenge, if you also are indigenous, poor, teenager, pregnant then your life is hard. It is important to have a husband then you will be included – not necessary safe. The situation change if you give birth to a baby girl, have a miscarriage or if the baby dies, unpredictable destinies, then you will be punished. The result contains different kind of mechanisms to control women's way of living; a miscarriage can result in a judgment for murder and lead to prison, families and villages are abounding teenage mothers and the drug cartel kills an active feminist since she believes in human rights. The support organizations in this research are informing the teenage mothers of their rights to have a decent life and they are supporting them to be able to have a better future.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
Teenage mothers, Teenage pregnancy, Indigenous, Gender, Stigma, Social construction, Intersectionality
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-7200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-7200DiVA, id: diva2:1274734
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Socionomprogrammet 210 hp
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-02 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved

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