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Title: Paternity and health services. Qualitative research on men's experiences during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum of theirs partners
Authors: Maroto Navarro, Gracia
Castaño López, Esther
García Calvente, María del Mar
Hidalgo Ruzzante, Natalia
Mateo Rodriguez, Inmaculada
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Maroto Navarro, G; Castaño López, E; García Calvente, MM; Hidalgo Ruzzante, N; Mateo Rodríguez, I] Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, Granada, España. [Maroto Navarro, G; García Calvente, MM; Hidalgo Ruzzante, N; Mateo Rodríguez, I] CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), España
Keywords: Paternidad;Paternity;Identidad de género;Gender identity;Servicios de salud;Health services;Perinatología;Perinatology;Investigación cualitativa
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Parents::Fathers
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services::Health Services
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Surgical Procedures, Operative::Obstetric Surgical Procedures::Delivery, Obstetric
Medical Subject Headings::Phenomena and Processes::Reproductive and Urinary Physiological Phenomena::Reproductive Physiological Phenomena::Reproductive Physiological Processes::Reproduction::Pregnancy
Medical Subject Headings::Phenomena and Processes::Reproductive and Urinary Physiological Phenomena::Reproductive Physiological Phenomena::Postpartum Period
Medical Subject Headings::Disciplines and Occupations::Natural Science Disciplines::Science::Research::Empirical Research::Qualitative Research
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo
Citation: Maroto Navarro G, Castaño López E, García Calvente M M, Hidalgo Ruzzante N, Mateo Rodríguez I. [Paternity and health services. Qualitative research on men's experiences during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum of theirs partners. Rev Esp Salud Publica. 2009 Mar-Apr; 83 (2) :267-78
Abstract: Background: Little research has been carried out with regards to the inclusion of men during the birth process. The objective of this paper involves exploring the needs and expectations of the health services manifested by a group of fathers as a result of their experience during the birth process. Methods: Qualitative research was carried out in Granada in 2004 via individual interviews with fathers who showed shared responsibility in the upbringing. The profile is: employment, medium-high educational level, one or more child: 0-6 months of age. The transcript was subsequently submitted to hermeneutic analysis. Results: Some semantic constructs are: 1) Health Services do not concede the women as protagonists, 2) Birth process is depending on the body. Fathers can only support and fight for the relevance of men, 3) Men seem like “invisible”, 4) Health services inhibit their participation, and 5) have dealings with fathers according to their gender roles. The participants address the relationship between expectations of care during the birth process and unsatisfied demands, and the manner in which they employ the obstacles encountered within health services that inhibit their participation as arguments that confirm their separation from the process. Conclusions: This paper draws attention to the limited scope of the provision of healthcare during the birth process in terms of protagonism afforded to fathers. Indeed, despite their requisitory discourse, the interviewees manifest contradictory attitudes in the face of changes that require them to make commitments. We identify elements that could be improved to adapt services to the needs of fathers and vice versa.
metadata.dc.description.otherabstracts: Fundamentos: Escasas investigaciones estudian la incorporación de la figura masculina a los servicios sanitarios durante el proceso de nacimiento de los hijos. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue explorar las necesidades y expectativas hacia los servicios sanitarios de un grupo de hombres sobre el proceso del nacimiento de sus criaturas. Métodos: Investigación cualitativa realizada en Granada en 2004, mediante entrevistas individuales a 10 padres con empleo remunerado, nivel de estudios medio-alto, al menos un hijo/a de 6 a 12 meses y perfil de corresponsabilidad en la crianza. La selección de los participantes fue intencional. Se hizo un análisis hermenéutico del discurso. Resultados: Se encuentran las siguientes construcciones semánticas: 1) El modelo asistencial dominante no considera protagonistas ni a las mujeres; 2) Aunque el proceso está corporalmente mediado cabe dar apoyo y luchar por la relevancia masculina; 3) Los servicios sanitarios invisibilizan a los hombres; 4) Coartan su participación; y 5) Les prejuzgan según el rol de género asignado. Los participantes tratan la relación entre expectativas sobre la atención al nacimiento y demanda insatisfecha, así como utilizan en buena medida los obstáculos para la participación que descubren en los servicios sanitarios, como argumentos de su propia separación del proceso. Conclusiones: Destaca el limitado protagonismo de los hombres durante el proceso. Ahora bien, a pesar de su discurso demandante, los entrevistados manifiestan actitudes contradictorias hacia unos cambios
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10668/301
metadata.dc.relation.publisherversion: http://www.msc.es/biblioPublic/publicaciones/recursos_propios/resp/revista_cdrom/vol83/vol83_2/RS832C_267.pdf
ISSN: 1135-5727 (Print)
2173-9110 (Online)
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