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Sexology in Midwifery

Edited by Ana Polona Mivšek

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Midwives support women during the reproductive period of their lives. Dimensions of midwifery work include, in addition to the physiological aspect, psychological and spiritual issues. Midwifery activities mean involvement in the most intimate sphere of clients' lives. Women's perceptions of partnership, sexuality, pregnancy and birth are affected by their personal experiences and by the culture they live in. The same factors also influence the midwives' perception of these issues. It is therefore crucial for the midwives to be aware of certain areas of their work that have a sexual inclination and clarify their own eventual prejudices regarding sexuality, since these can affect their provision of holistic, individual and competent care to women and their families. This book deals with different aspects of sexuality that can have an influence on everyday midwifery work. It might also be of interest to different groups of people - midwives in clinical settings, midwifery educators, midwifery students and also other health professionals who manage women during the reproductive period.

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Sexology in MidwiferyEdited by Ana Polona Mivšek

Published: April 15th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/57593

ISBN: 978-953-51-2041-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4227-0

Copyright year: 2015

Books open for chapter submissions

12825 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

5 Dimensions Citations


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1. Do midwives Need Sexology in Their Undergraduate Study Programme? Study Among Graduates of Midwifery Programme who Attended Sexology Course

By Ana Polona Mivšek


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2. Raising Children for a Healthy Sexual Relationship in Adulthood

By Anita Jug Došler


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3. Promotion and Health Education for Healthy Sexuality

By Andreja Kvas


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4. Midwifery Students’ Perception of Intimate Touch in Clinical Practice

By Tita Stanek Zidarič and Metka Skubic


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5. Sexual Activity during Pregnancy in Childbirth and after Childbirth

By Teja Škodič Zakšek


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6. The Experience of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood in Women with a History of Sexual Abuse

By Tanja Repič Slavič and Christian Gostečnik


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7. Female Sexuality and Medicine – Sexualisation of Everyday Life, Desexualisation of Childbirth

By Zalka Drglin


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8. Towards Unprejudiced Midwifery Care — Midwifery Students’ Views on Homosexuality

By Barbara Domajnko


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9. Breaking Down Taboos Concerning Sexuality among the Elderly

By Doroteja Rebec, Igor Karnjuš, Sabina Ličen and Katarina Babnik


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