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"I know I'm a good mum - no-one can tell me different": young mothers negotiating a stigmatized identity through time

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"I know I'm a good mum - no-one can tell me different" : young mothers negotiating a stigmatized identity through time. / Wenham, Aniela Michelle.

In: Families, Relationships and Societies, 2015.

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Wenham, AM 2015, '"I know I'm a good mum - no-one can tell me different": young mothers negotiating a stigmatized identity through time', Families, Relationships and Societies. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674315X14193466354732

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Wenham, A. M. (2015). "I know I'm a good mum - no-one can tell me different": young mothers negotiating a stigmatized identity through time. Families, Relationships and Societies. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674315X14193466354732

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Wenham AM. "I know I'm a good mum - no-one can tell me different": young mothers negotiating a stigmatized identity through time. Families, Relationships and Societies. 2015. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674315X14193466354732

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Wenham, Aniela Michelle. / "I know I'm a good mum - no-one can tell me different" : young mothers negotiating a stigmatized identity through time. In: Families, Relationships and Societies. 2015.

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