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Det månatliga blödandet: Kvinnors upplevelser av menstruation
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The monthly bleeding : Womens' experiences of menstruation (English)
Abstract [sv]

Kvinnor världen över menstruerar och sjuksköterskor möter dagligen menstruerande kvinnor i sitt arbete. Syftet med denna litteraturstudie var att beskriva kvinnors upplevelser av menstruation. Studien var utformad som en allmän litteraturstudie baserad på kvinnors berättelser kring menstruation. Genom analys av datamaterialet kunde olika nyckelord identifieras för att sedan skapa två huvudteman: Menstruationens hälsa och Menstruationens ohälsa. Utifrån dessa två huvudteman kunde sex subteman utformas: Kvinnlighet, Samhörighet, Acceptans, Fysiska besvär, Den dömda kvinnokroppen och Att känna sig smutsig. Menstruation som hälsa var ett bevis på en fungerande och fertil kropp samt ett attribut till kvinnlighet. Menstruation som ohälsa präglades av negativa erfarenheter. Detta var ofta baserat på okunskap kring den kvinnliga kroppen samt upplevelsen av menstruation som skamfull. Kopplat till menstruation har sjuksköterskan en viktig roll i att ge stöd och utbildning. Då forskning gällande kvinnors upplevelser av menstruation i Sverige är begränsad, behövs vidare forskning inom ämnet i denna del av världen. 

Abstract [en]

Women all over the world menstruate and nurses meet menstruating women in their daily work. The purpose of this literature study was to describe womens' experiences of menstruation. The design of this study was a general literature study based on womens' stories about menstruation. By analyzing data, different key words were identified to create two main themes, The Menstrual Health and The Menstrual Illness. Of these two main themes, six different subthemes could be formulated: Femininity, Cohabitation, Acceptance, Physical discomfort, The condemned female body and Feeling dirty. Menstruation was a proof of health and evidence of a functioning and fertile body and as an attribute to femininity. Menstruation like ill health was characterized by negative experiences. This was often based on ignorance of the female body as well as the perception of menstruation as shameful. Linked to menstruation, nurses have an important role in providing support and education. As research on womens' experiences of menstruation in Sweden is limited, therefore further research is required regarding the subject in this part of the world. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 18
Keywords [en]
experience, global health, menstruation, sexual and reproductive health, women
Keywords [sv]
global hälsa, kvinnor, menstruation, sexuell och reproduktiv hälsa, upplevelser
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Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36716OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-36716DiVA, id: diva2:1203565
Subject / course
Nursing
Educational program
Nursing Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2018-05-04 Created: 2018-05-03 Last updated: 2018-05-04Bibliographically approved

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