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What Women Want: Designing an education material about the female genitals for young women.
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 12 credits / 18 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many women have negative feelings towards their genitals, and studies show that this may be due to misconceptions about how normal vaginas look and work. This study aimed to create a prototype for an education material about the female genitals, focusing on the information needs of women between the ages of 18-30. To do this, user research was conducted in the form of two semi-structured interviews and a survey of 112 participants. The result showed that young women wanted more information about various things, such as the menstrual cycle, hormones, diseases and hygiene. The survey also revealed that several of the participants had low faith in the female health care, and that many of them had avoided going to the gynaecologist at least once when they had experienced genital problems. Most women had at least one worry about their genitals, which could be anything from pain, fear of not being able to have children or not looking according to the norm. This was incorporated in a paper prototype of a suggested education website about the female genitals. As many women experienced negative feelings towards their genitals, this is an important area to keep investigating, to further increase genital health and wellbeing.

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2018. , p. 47
Keywords [en]
User research, interaction design, usability testing, interview study, survey, thematic analysis, norms
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Human Computer Interaction
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-149825ISRN: LIU-IDA/KOGVET-G--18/016--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-149825DiVA, id: diva2:1235711
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Cognitive science
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