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Cadernos Saúde Coletiva

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NUNES, Joyce Mazza; OLIVEIRA, Eliany Nazaré  and  VIEIRA, Neiva Francenely Cunha. Group of women in the community: (re)building knowledge in health. Cad. saúde colet. [online]. 2013, vol.21, n.3, pp.253-259. ISSN 1414-462X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-462X2013000300004.

The objective is to report the lived experience with women of a community of Fortaleza in educational activities in health, with the aim of strengthening self-care and health promotion of women, and contribute to the increased autonomy and citizenship. The topics discussed were elected by the participants, concerning breast cancer and infertility. The learning was developed through dialogue and sharing of experiences among individuals and health professionals, supported by educational games. It is expected to contribute to the development of educational practice in health in the community, demonstrating that it is possible, valuing the participation of the subjects, their reality and needs.

Keywords : health education; health promotion; women's health.

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