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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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RODRIGUES, Márcia Melo Laet  and  HOGA, Luiza Akiko Komura. Spontaneous and induced abortion: feelings experienced by men. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.1, pp. 14-19. ISSN 0034-7167.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672006000100003.

The insertion of male perspective in reproductive health is an international recommendation. The aim of this research was to know the men's feelings related to the abortion shared with their partners. The narrative analysis was the research method. The narratives of seventeen men were analysed. The spontaneous abortion related feelings were the loss related anguish and, the provoked abortion, the culpability related feelings and its consequences. Men who share the abortion experience with their partners require sensibility and professionals involvement. Their main care demands were related to the desire of favorable reception, to get emotional support as well as a whole and correct information about the process.

Keywords : Abortion, spontaneous; Abortion, induced; Reproductive Medicine; Gender identity.

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