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Du point de vue des femmes, quelle est l'influence des hormones contraceptives sur leur sexualité ? Étude qualitative réalisée à Annecy, entre mars et juillet 2014

Abstract : Objective: Exploring the women experience and feelings about the impact of contraceptive hormones in their sexuality. Methodology: Qualitative study using semi-structured individual interviews with sixteen women recruited in five practices of general medicine, around Annecy from March to July 2014. Criteria of selection: women over eighteen, who have already had sexual intercourse, having, during their sexuality, both used an average hormonal contraceptive and known a period without consumption of contraceptive hormone. The recruited patients were asked to take part in the study by realizing an anonymous, semi-structured, individual and registered interview. The sampling was made in maximal variation and the interviews were conducted until the data was saturated. Results: Six themes were highlighted thanks to the analysis of the results: the sexuality under contraceptive hormones was felt as upset, freed or unchanged. The experience of the sexuality was filled with doubts and compromise and could be inconstant. The women felt the need of sharing their experience. Conclusion: Some modifications of sexuality are attributed by the women to hormonal contraception. However, some do not feel any influence from the contraceptive hormones in their sexuality but remain sensitive on this matter. Sometimes there is a major impact from contraceptive hormones on physical and psychological levels. Even in the absence of corresponding statistics, it is thus important that doctors be attuned to women on this matter. The feminization of medical profession may lead more easily to tackling this issue with patients.
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Laura Semeraro, Alix Philippe. Du point de vue des femmes, quelle est l'influence des hormones contraceptives sur leur sexualité ? Étude qualitative réalisée à Annecy, entre mars et juillet 2014. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2014. ⟨dumas-01096135⟩

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