Somalis giving birth in Sweden: a challenge to culture and gender specific values and behaviours.
2000 (English)In: Midwifery, ISSN 0266-6138, E-ISSN 1532-3099, Vol. 16, no 2, 105-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Somalis' experiences of childbirth in Sweden can be understood by using the theoretical concept of gender, rather than culture. Our own and other studies show that women and men may have different frames of reference in childbirth, where the women mainly focus on biological circumstances and the men on the social and cultural aspects of birth. The Somali couple were found to be vulnerably positioned, with the professionals having the important role of supporting and empowering Somali parents.
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2000. Vol. 16, no 2, 105-15 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42529DOI: 10.1054/midw.1999.0197PubMedID: 11151546OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-42529DiVA: diva2:409499