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Santé sexuelle en médecine générale : attentes des femmes victimes de violences

Abstract : Objective: investigate and understand the expectations of women who have been subjected to abuse when addressing their sexuality with their general practitioner. Method: qualitative study by individual interviews, semi-directed. Mixed sampling, raisonned sampling and “snowball sampling” amongst women victims of all kinds of violence who were both informed and voluntary. Participants were recruited through charities supporting abused women until data saturation. The interviews were audio recorded, processed through thematic analysis and subjected to double coding. Results: 10 interviews were conducted amongst women of different profiles. Women subjected to violence display various and specific expectations about approaching the matter of sexuality. Many impediments need to be considered by general practitioners so as to provide relevant care. Women have described in detail both the circumstances and the manner (behaviours, practical settings, office lay-out…) appropriate to discuss an issue equally as difficult as important to them. They also described the role both in society and within the health care system that their general practitioner does and should play for their specific needs to be met when it comes to discussing their sexuality. Conclusion: women who have been subjected to violence have significant expectations when it comes to addressing their sexuality with their doctor, and current affairs highlight the importance to pay close attention to this in primary care. These women share common needs with the overall female population but also make specific requests. Such demands are to be taken into consideration to effectively detect these women as well as provide them efficient care.
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Anna Lebateux. Santé sexuelle en médecine générale : attentes des femmes victimes de violences. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2018. ⟨dumas-01835397⟩



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