Black women who experienced pregnancy as teens

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Alia Danielle Henderson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Craig Peck

Abstract: This is a qualitative study that explores the lived experiences of Black women who were pregnant teens. I specifically examined how the women described their interactions with school-based personnel and how the concept of controlling images of Black women (Collins, 2000) could contextualize their experiences. I interviewed three Black women and analyzed their narratives within the Black feminist thought conceptual framework. I utilized two analytical techniques to organize and present the findings: thematic analysis and research poetics. These analytical techniques allowed me to uncover deeper meaning in the participants’ words and phrases. Findings from this study highlight how school-based personnel can better support pregnant teens and how the concept of controlling images can assist in contextualizing the lived experiences of Black women.

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Language: English
Date: 2021
Black Feminist Thought, Black Teens, Black Women, Intersectionality, Research Poetics, Teen Pregnancy
African American teenage mothers $x Education
High school students, Black $x Social conditions
Teenage girls, Black $x Social conditions
Teenage pregnancy $x Social aspects

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