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Title: Getting to hear the voices of the unwed mothers : their decisions to keep their babies for lone motherhood
Authors: Lit, SW 
Keywords: Narrative analyses
Narrative approach
Qualitative study
Unwed mothers
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal of adolescent medicine and health, 2011, v. 23, no. 2, p. 147-152 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of adolescent medicine and health 
Abstract: Drawing upon interview data from a study investigating the experiences of 20 unwed mothers in Hong Kong, this article explores the narratives of the participants, especially their decisions in keeping their babies and to taking up the responsibilities of lone motherhood. Specific focus is given to the importance of their narratives so that their voices are heard - how they positioned themselves in relation to dominant cultural scripts surrounding lone motherhood. Their voices have relevance for helping professionals working with young people who play a useful role in facilitating and supporting unwed mothers within their locality, as well as for the general public who play an important role in "breaking" the labels and isolations of unwed mothers.
ISSN: 0334-0139
EISSN: 2191-0278
DOI: 10.1515/IJAMH.2011.024
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