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Jag slipper i alla fall använda preventivmedel: En litteraturbaserad studie om fertila kvinnors upplevelser kring sin hysterektomi
University West, Department of Health Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
At least I don't need to use contraceptives : a literature based study of fertile women's experiences related to their hysterectomy (English)
Abstract [en]

Every year approximately 8,000 women undergo a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy alleviate the pathogenic problem but can itself create a new suffering where the sexuality and ability to get pregnant can be affected. To meet the requirements of promoting health and alleviate suffering the nurse need greater understanding of women’s experiences and needs after a hysterectomy. The aim of this study was to describe the fertile women’s experiences due to a hysterectomy. In this study eight qualitative articles were analysed by the five-step method described by Friberg (2012). Three main categories were described: the need to feel acknowledged and respected, free from symptoms but not without pains and body changes leads to new experiences.Women perceive that they do not get enough information and feel that they may not be involved in decisions regarding the hysterectomy. Regardless of whether the woman has undergone a planned or an emergency hysterectomy, there are those who are suffering great loss of their womb. They lack the possibility of pregnancy and doubt whether the surgery was the right thing to do. It is important that nurses’ inform the patient about what a hysterectomy is. The nurses’ must also inform about how the surgery is performed and how it can affect women physically and mentally regardless if it is a planned or an emergency hysterectomy. Nurses’ must stop being ashamed of talking about sexuality and gain courage to answer the women’s questions that they may have.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
Hysterectomy, information, pregnancy, sexuality, women’s experiences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9051Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:901928
Subject / course
Nursing science
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Available from: 2016-02-10 Created: 2016-02-09 Last updated: 2016-02-10Bibliographically approved

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