Vulnerable and strong--lesbian women encountering maternity care.

  title={Vulnerable and strong--lesbian women encountering maternity care.},
  author={Bente Dahl Spidsberg},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={60 5},
AIM This paper is a report of a study to describe the maternity care experiences narrated by a sample of lesbian couples. BACKGROUND Pregnant and labouring women are dependent on the professional skill and caring ability of the healthcare provider. Studies show that lesbian women who reveal their sexual identity are exposed to homophobic prejudice and discrimination in midwifery care. METHOD A phenomenological hermeneutical study inspired by the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur was conducted… CONTINUE READING


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