|Women's experiences in connection with induced abortion - a feminist perspective.|
|PMID: 15147479 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|Although abortions are common, few researchers have explored the experiences of women related to abortions. The aim of this qualitative study was to analyse women's experiences of induced abortion from a feminist perspective. Five women aged 19-33 years were interviewed about 1 month after their abortion. The interviews were analysed using thematic content analysis from which the following themes were identified: experiences connected with the decision-making process, experiences connected with the abortion and experiences after the abortion. Childhood experiences of divided families, financial problems, being too young, and an insecure partnership influenced the women's decision to have an abortion. Ambivalence about abortion was strongly expressed throughout the process. Despite positive attitudes towards abortion in general, the women had negative attitudes towards their own abortion. They described receiving most support from their mothers and friends, in the decision-making process, and least from their partners. After the abortion the women gained a feeling of maturity and experience although their ambivalence persisted. One conclusion drawn from our study is that nurses and midwives need to be aware of women's complex experiences with abortions in order to support and empower women who seek an abortion.|
|Lena Aléx; Anne Hammarström|
Related Documents :
|18661489 - Acceptance of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for beta-thalassemia in lebanese women ...
1840729 - Hla-dr and dq antigens and anticardiolipin antibodies in women with recurrent spontaneo...
9253679 - Ethical issues relating to reproduction control and women's health.
11795139 - Micronuclei frequency in lymphocytes of individuals occupationally exposed to pesticides.
9609269 - Induced abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy and risk of miscarriage.
23912399 - Inpatient bariatric surgery among eligible black and white men and women in the united ...
15735299 - Strength of clean indoor air laws and smoking related outcomes in the usa.
20930189 - An examination of the predictive validity of the risk matrix 2000 in england and wales.
16372869 - The washington university sentence complete test: are the two halves alternate forms? a...
|Type: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't|
|Title: Scandinavian journal of caring sciences Volume: 18 ISSN: 0283-9318 ISO Abbreviation: Scand J Caring Sci Publication Date: 2004 Jun|
|Created Date: 2004-05-18 Completed Date: 2004-07-22 Revised Date: 2006-11-15|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 8804206 Medline TA: Scand J Caring Sci Country: Sweden|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 160-8 Citation Subset: E; N|
|Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. email@example.com|
|APA/MLA Format Download EndNote Download BibTex|
Attitude to Health*
Family / psychology
Friends / psychology
Nursing Methodology Research
Pregnancy, Unwanted / psychology
Sexual Partners / psychology
Women / psychology*
From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Previous Document: Sense of coherence is a sensitive measure for changes in subjects with Parkinson's disease during 1 ...
Next Document: Older patients awaiting emergency department treatment.