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Being a woman: Perspectives of Low German-Speaking Mennonite women

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dc.contributor.author Kulig, Judith Celene
dc.contributor.author Babcock, R.
dc.contributor.author Wall, M.
dc.contributor.author Hill, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-10T17:18:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-10T17:18:48Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Kulig, J., Babcock, R., Wall, M., & Hill, S. (2009). Being a woman: Perspectives of Low German-speaking Mennonite women. Health Care for Women International, 30(4), 324-338. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1270
dc.description.abstract Understanding the beliefs and knowledge related to women’s sexuality is important when working with unique religious groups in order to provide culturally appropriate care. An exploratory, descriptive qualitative study generated knowledge, beliefs and practices related to menstruation, ovulation and family planning among Low German-speaking Mennonite women (n = 38). There is a pervasive silence that surrounds sexuality among this group with limited understanding of the physiological changes they experience. Honoring religious principles and family and community expectations through acceptable female behavior is essential. Adherence to religious principles varies by family but is not shared with the group to avoid disfavor. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Health Care for Women International en
dc.subject Mennonite women en
dc.subject rural populations en
dc.subject women's health en
dc.subject human sexuality en
dc.title Being a woman: Perspectives of Low German-Speaking Mennonite women en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.department Department of Nursing en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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