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Homosexuella kvinnors upplevelser av barnmorskors bemötande under graviditeten och efter barnafödandet: En kvalitativ studie
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Homosexual women’s experiences of midwifery response during pregnancy and after childbirth : A qualitative study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: I arbetet som barnmorska är det viktigt att bemöta alla på samma sätt utifrån deras individuella behov, oavsett deras sexuella läggning och familjekonstellation. Med tanke på den heteronormativitet som genomsyrar samhället kan man tänka sig att det även visar sig inom mödra- och förlossningsvård. Syfte: Syftet med studien var att belysa hur gravida och födande homosexuella kvinnor upplever barnmorskornas bemötande under graviditeten och efter barnafödandet. Metod: En kvalitativ metod och en kvalitativ innehållsanalys med induktiv ansats användes, Semistrukturerade intervjuer genomfördes med tolv homosexuella kvinnor som varit eller var gravida. Resultat: I resultatet framkommer det vad homosexuella kvinnor ser som ett gott respektive ett dåligt bemötande. Resultatet behandlar även barnmorskans bemötande gentemot medföräldern. Konklusion: De homosexuella kvinnorna i studien uppgav att ett gott bemötande från barnmorskor kunde vara att de bemöttes med respekt och att barnmorskorna fokuserade på graviditeten istället för på den samkönade relationen. Barnmorskors bemötande uppfattas som bättre om könsneutrala uttryck används. Medförälderns delaktighet i graviditet, förlossning och eftervård är något barnmorskor ska beakta och uppmuntra.

Abstract [en]

Background: In the work as a midwife it’s important to respond to everyone the same way based on their individual needs, regardless their sexual orientation and family constellation. Given the heteronormativity that permeates society, one can imagine that it also proves to maternity and obstetric care. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore how pregnant and birthing lesbian women experience midwifes response during pregnancy and after childbirth. Method: A qualitative approach and content analysis with inductive approach was used, semi-structured interviews were conducted with twelve lesbian women who had been or where pregnant. Results: The result shows what lesbian women see as a good or a bad response. The result also addresses the midwife’s attitude towards the co-parent. Conclusion: The lesbian women in the study said that a good response could be that they where responded to with respect and that midwifes are focused on the pregnancy, instead of the same-sex relationship. Midwifes response is perceived as better if gender-neutral terms are used. The co-parents involvement in pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care is something midwifes should consider and encourage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Midwifes, LGBT, response, obstetrical care, same - sex relationships
Keyword [sv]
Barnmorskor, HBTQ, Bemötande, Obstrertisk vård, samkönad relation
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13126OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13126DiVA: diva2:1048785
Subject / course
Reproductive, Perinatal and Sexual Health
Educational program
Midwifery - Study Programme
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Available from: 2016-11-28 Created: 2016-11-22 Last updated: 2016-11-28Bibliographically approved

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