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Improvement of Older Women's Sexuality Through Emancipatory Education.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22946596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this action research (AR) was to explore the ways in which sexuality is experienced daily and to improve the expression of older women's sexuality. The pedagogy of autonomy as proposed by the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire theoretically supported this AR, with the participation of six older adult women living in a rural setting in southwest Brazil. The older women's experiences regarding sexuality, their concerns, and their educational demands could be summarized through five phrases: the improvement of self-esteem as a way to promote sexuality; sexuality impaired by loneliness and lack of affection; men's sexual satisfaction seen as a woman's obligation; women's sexuality controlled by the society; and relinquishment of the companion to attend to the expectations of family members. Dialogical and participative educational approaches and continuous observation-participation strategies were performed to support the women's care and educational requirements.
Authors:
Vanessa Denardi Antoniassi Baldissera; Sonia Maria Villela Bueno; Luiza Akiko Komura Hoga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1096-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  956-72     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
a Department of Nursing , State University of Maringá , Maringá , Paraná , Brazil.
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