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La prévention gynécologique et obstétricale chez les femmes tsiganes‎ : analyse qualitative des représentations à travers une enquête de terrain

Abstract : Objective : the life expectancy on the gypsy population in France is shorter of 15 years than of the rest of the population, or of the french population. The obstacles in having access to medicine preventive treatment are various. The Gypsies show a tendency to consult a doctor late, and to ignore preventives treatments. What about the gynecological, obstetric and sexual preventive treatment? Methods: it's a qualitative survey, based on 24 undirected interviews of gypsy women, living in the region Rhône-Alpes. The analysis of the survey let us know more about how their representation and their experience of the gynecology, the pregnancy, the sexuality, and the preventive treatment. Results: trusting relationships between the medical stuff and the Gypsy women is the key to get them accepting medical cares. The pregnancy is a very important moment in the gypsy society. The obstetrical follow-up, in particular the sonograms, are generally done. Contraceptive methods are slowly approved, generally after the birth of the first child, and we notice that the time between each pregnancy is getting always longer. The ignorance of the body, the received wisdom, the believes, the taboos, and the fears are inconveniences for the preventive medical cares, and the gynecological follow-up. Finally, our medical system doesn't fit to the mobility of the gypsies. Conclusion : we cannot end this study by concluding that there is a lack of preventive medical cares by the gypsies women, But there is still a lot to do to improve the situation, like encouraging the doctors to anticipating the needs of this marginalized population.
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Aude Piketty. La prévention gynécologique et obstétricale chez les femmes tsiganes‎ : analyse qualitative des représentations à travers une enquête de terrain. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2010. ⟨dumas-00628133⟩

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