Histerectomía: La experiencia de no tener útero para un grupo de mujeres chilenas

Translated title of the contribution: Hysterectomy: The experience of having no uterus for a group of Chilean women

María Teresa Urrutia, Alejandra Araya, Claudia Flores, Daniel Jara, Sergio Silva, María Jesús Lira

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Abstract

Background: The uterus has been described as a feminine symbol, sexuality and reproduction, therefore the hysterectomy has a multiple meaning by the woman. Aims: To describe the meaning that hysterectomy has by a group of hysterectomized women. Method: Qualitative study with 52 hysterectomized women. By the data collection interviews and focus group was used. Results: It were identified 6 dimensions: previous symptoms, sense of wellness of not having uterus, beliefs and myths, the meaning of uterus and surgery, fear and sexuality. Hysterectomy only like a disease solution would be and slanted vision about the reality that the woman live, and therefore moved away of the needs that they and their partners have. Conclusion: The health care professionals must understand the complex process that means her to assume herself like hysterectomized woman.

Translated title of the contributionHysterectomy: The experience of having no uterus for a group of Chilean women
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)262-268
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
Volume78
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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