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Master Thesis

La femme chez les gens du voyage

Abstract : Background: Gypsies are a minority regularly met at the hospital where they are victims of stigmatisation. Their way of life is atypical. They have larges families wich generate many medical appointments and therefore a lot of contact with the medical team. Study design: The objectives of this study were to know the Gypsies’ traditions around maternity and to understand the women’s place in this minority. A qualitative, descriptive and interpretative study have been reported in the « thiernoise » region. Five testimonies have been told thanks to semi-guided interviews. Results/Discussion: Pregnancy’s and childbirth’s traditions are rare and they do not impact women’s care at the hospital. This group is full of taboo subjects, especially around menstrual periods and delivery. In order not to make her uncomfortable, it is preferable to mention these subjects when the woman is alone. Women’s health seems to be more and more considered, they generally feel well cared at the maternity and they don’t feel stigmatized. The woman’s place in this minority is still ambiguous but an émancipation is noticeable these last few years. Woman are considered beyond their role as a mother. Conclusion: The Gypsie women have few requirement for the medical profession. The vision of health care teams must evolve in tandem with the changing tranditions of this group.
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Maëlle Herry. La femme chez les gens du voyage. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03432248⟩



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