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Female social workers perspectives on interventions in sexual and reproductive health in Argentina
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this field study, female social workers perspectives have been collected, on interventions regarding sexual and reproductive health in the public sector in Argentina. The purpose was primary empirical and secondary to analyze empirical data using critical theory. The methodology was qualitative and the theoretical framework was created using an abductive approach. Thirteen female social workers were interviewed in the municipality of general Pueyrredón, in the province of Buenos Aires. Empirical data was categorized using the hermeneutic approach; described and analyzed using critical theory. Results presented challenges regarding lack of accessibility, continuity and accountability, from the nation, the province and the municipality. Moreover, results show challenges on how to target vulnerable groups, adolescents, people with low intellectual disability, people from neighboring countries, and from the north of Argentina. In addition, there were challenges on how to increase correct use and use of contraceptives. Suggestions were to make interventions more adaptable and creative. Stressed challenges were regarding male involvement in sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender violence, the patriarchal society, and the macho culture. Critical theory highlighted challenges created by Argentina’s societal structures, structures that contribute to oppression of service users, making them powerless and marginalized. By increasing the knowledge of critical social work theory in social work education, there would be more tools for social workers to use it in practice. When using critical social work theory all levels in a society shall be included. Specific policies and interventions are requested to battle female discrimination.

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2015. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Social work, Sexual and reproductive health and rights, Critical theory, Argentina
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-4733OAI: diva2:824987
Educational program
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-06-23 Created: 2015-06-22 Last updated: 2015-06-26Bibliographically approved

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