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"Det kan vara byta p-piller lösning, det kan vara ingen lösning alls... ingenting är svart eller vitt där": En fokusgruppstudie om barnmorskors handläggning och uppfattningar av p-piller och biverkningar
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Objective: To study midwives management, practice and reasoning regarding contraceptive counseling for women who are experiencing "mild" side effects of the pill

Methods: Four focus groups, made up of three to five midwives per group, participated in focus group discussions. Qualitative design with the method “Think-Aloud” has been used to collect data and the material was analyzed using content analysis.

Results: The study identified three categories, the first "How midwives practice regarding the side effects of the pill," shows that midwives have a systematic approach when meeting with women who are experiencing side effects of the pill. The next category "Using a holistic and professional approach for women" highlights that the midwives take women's side effects seriously and that midwives respect individual woman’s autonomy. Finally in the third category "Lack of evidence about side effects becomes a women's dilemma" here midwives describe varying ways of interpreting side effects as well as attitudes and socio-economic conditions in society that affect women's choice of contraception.

Conclusion: The midwives express that side effects such as loss of libido, depression and weight gain are complex and often difficult to attribute solely to the pill. The midwives' work is characterized by a holistic approach. We see the benefits of sharing information in groups, therefor we suggest that midwives create mediums where they can learn from each other by sharing their valuable experience and knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
contraceptive counseling, empowerment, midwives, side effects, the pill
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105285OAI: diva2:824429
Educational program
Graduate Programme in Midwifery
Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-22 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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