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Journal:   PAYESH   NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2014 , Volume 13 , Number 6; Page(s) 723 To 732.
 
Paper: 

ENDOMETRIOSIS AND FEMININITY: A QUALITATIVE STUDY

 
 
Author(s):  RIAZI HEDYEH, TEHRANIAN NAJMEH*, ZIAEI SAEIDEH, MOHAMMADI EASA, HAJIZADEH EBRAHIM, FIROOZI ARMIN
 
* DEPARTMENT OF MIDWIFERY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, TARBIAT MODARES UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objective (s): Endometriosis is a chronic and debilitating disease, which affects all aspects of the women’s life. The purpose of the present study was to explore the perception and experiences of endometriosis patients about femininity.
Methods: A qualitative research was conducted to obtain data from 18 purposely selected endometriosis patients referring to a teaching hospital in Tehran, Iran. Data were collected by in-depth interviews and were analyzed using a conventional content analysis.
Results: Seven categories and three main themes emerged from the participants' experiences. The themes were: 1) Feeling gynecologic disorders included three categories: menstrual disturbances, complaint of irritating cyst and pelvic infection problems, 2) Disruption in marital life included two categories: dyspareunia and infertility, 3) Disrupted social life included two categories: emotional and communicational disturbances and impairment in daily activities.
Conclusion: The findings of present study showed that endometriosis affects femininity, which may have devastating consequences on individual, family and social life of affected person.

 
Keyword(s): ENDOMETRIOSIS, FEMININITY ROLE, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
 
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