UNDERSTANDING THE FEELINGS OF ADOLESCENT INVOLVED WITH ABORTION: A CASE STUDY IN JOHOR BHARU
Keywords:adolescents, abortion, feelings frustrated
Many adolescents get pregnant which eventually causes them to choose to have an abortion of the unborn baby. There will be times when they will be overwhelmed with feelings of sadness and guilt over what they have done. Not all teenagers who choose to have an abortion do so willingly yet they have no other choice when stuck in such a situation. The pressure around makes them decide out of their sanity to abort the baby. Non-probability sampling was used for the purpose of selecting samples for this study. The sampling used in this study was conducted using snowball sampling technique. Face to face semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 respondents. Eight themes emerged from the research. Adolescents who had undergone abortion feel frustrated when their surroundings judge and discourage them. The feelings of adolescents who had undergo abortion show that involving in abortion is not easy. It demands a great deal of sacrifice and patients.
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