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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
On-line version ISSN 1980-220X
GUALDA, Dulce Maria Rosa et al. Woman's health and the body. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.spe2, pp.1320-1325. ISSN 1980-220X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342009000600030.
The study aimed to develop a theoretical reflection on the thematic "body" during woman´s life course events in the phenomenological perspective and the research methods used in their approach, led by faculty of Women´s Health area at the School of Nursing, University of São Paulo. This theme was chosen due to the centrality acquired by the body in contemporary society and the relevance of the topic. In this paper we show its applicability in the field of Women's Health, the results of some studies using different methods, focusing on the body on woman´s life course events.
Keywords : Human body; Women's health; Qualitative research.