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Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem

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SOUZA, Zannety Conceição Silva do Nascimento  and  DINIZ, Normélia Maria Freire. Induced abortion: women's speech on their family relations. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.4, pp. 742-750. ISSN 0104-0707.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072011000400013.

Induced Abortion and domestic violence against women are considered to be public health issues for the physical and mental health consequences they invoke. The objective of this study was to analyze the speech of women who experienced abortion concerning their family relationships. The subjects of the research were 17 women hospitalized in a public maternity in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, for induced abortion. The data was collected between July and September 2008 through semi-structured interviews, organized from the Collective Speech of the Subject. The central ideas that emerged from their speeches show that the decision to abort was derived from the women's history of violence lived with their partners and relatives, besides the abandonment resulting from the discovery of their pregnancy. Nursing needs to understand the social context in which women who abort are inserted so that practices can be restructured.

Keywords : Abortion; Violence; Nursery.

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