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Place du partenaire dans la prise de décision d'une interruption volontaire de grossesse

Abstract : Introduction: The right of abortion has been acquired in France in 1975 but still remains at the heart of the debates. While the woman remains the final decision-maker, what place do women give to their partners in the decision-making of an abortion? Aim of the study: The aim of the study is to identify the partner's role in the decision-making of an abortion, to determine the right time to inform the partner, the factors likely to interact with the announcement of the pregnancy and finally the overall effect on the relationship. Material and methods: Quantitative prospective study via questionnaires completed by women during pre-abortion consultations. Data were collected over a 6-month period from May 2018 to October 2018 at the social gynecology centers of the “l’hôpital Nord et la Conception” hospital in Marseille. 92 questionnaires were included. Results: The results show that most partners are made aware of the pregnancy during its discovery and the decision to terminate the pregnancy is taken by both parties. The factors influencing the announcement include: the feeling of independence and freedom in the patient’s choices, the stress linked to not informing of the pregnancy, the knowledge of the partner’s position on abortion and the timing of the announcement of the pregnancy. The abortion influences 41% of the relationships, the effect being negative in most cases. Conclusion: Through our study we can say that women tend to leave room for their partners in the decision-making. The latter is informed of the pregnancy in most cases and the choice to terminate the pregnancy is taken as a couple.
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Aurélie Airaudo. Place du partenaire dans la prise de décision d'une interruption volontaire de grossesse. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2019. ⟨dumas-02374405⟩



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