Absent organs-Present selves: Exploring embodiment and gender identity in young Norwegian women's accounts of hysterectomy.

@article{Solbrkke2015AbsentOS,
  title={Absent organs-Present selves: Exploring embodiment and gender identity in young Norwegian women's accounts of hysterectomy.},
  author={Kari Nyheim Solbr{\ae}kke and Hilde Bondevik},
  journal={International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={26720}
}
  • Kari Nyheim Solbrække, Hilde Bondevik
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    International journal of…
    2015
  • Medicine
  • In this paper, we explore how younger women in Norway construct their embodiment and sense of self after hysterectomy. To do this, we conducted in-depth interviews with eight ethnic Norwegian women aged between 25 and 43 who had undergone hysterectomy. In line with a broad phenomenological approach to illness, the study was designed to explore the trajectories of the women's illness with a specific focus on concrete human experience and identity claims from a subjective point of view. In… CONTINUE READING

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