Psicologia & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0102-7182
LOPEZ, José Salvador Sapién and BASULTO, Diana Isela Córdoba. Sex and pregnancy: health professionals' ideas. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.3, pp. 608-615. ISSN 0102-7182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822011000300019.
The objective was to determine the ideas that health professionals have about sex and pregnancy. It was made a content analysis of written records about the speeches of professionals who were giving a perinatal education course in a public hospital of Mexico City. Their ideas were that: it is better a planned pregnancy; the pregnant women must be attractive and sensual for their companions; the sex has neither to be coital nor be eliminated in this period, except medical prescription; some sexual positions are more advisable than other ones for fetuses and pregnant women; and the childbirth will be healthy if in the pregnancy infections of sexual transmission are avoided. In conclusion, some ideas of professionals on sex and pregnancy come from the career education and practice, and they propitiate well-being and gender equity, but other ideas imply daily learning and visions of the common sense of sexist biases.
Keywords : sex; pregnancy; ideas; professionals; health.