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Table 3 Results presented in categories and sub-categories

From: Unmarried women’s ways of facing single motherhood in Sri Lanka – a qualitative interview study

Categories 1 Expressing awareness of having trespassed norms of sexuality 2 Taking responsibility for having become pregnant before marriage
Sub-categories 1.1 Hide the pregnancy 2.1 Give the child up for adoption
  1.2 Demonstrate self-blame, victimhood and obedience 2.2 Bring up the child 2.3 Claim a father for the child
  1.3 Consider and attempt suicide 2.4 Refrain from marriage
   2.5 Permanently leave one’s home environment
   2.6 Seek employment