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The experiences of African women giving birth in Brisbane, Australia


Murray, LJ and Windsor, C and Parker, E and Tewfik, O, The experiences of African women giving birth in Brisbane, Australia, Health Care for Women International, 31 pp. 458-472. ISSN 0739-9332 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/07399330903548928


Our purpose in this research was to uncover first-person descriptions of the birth experiences of African refugee women in Brisbane, Australia, and to explore the common themes that emerged from their experiences. We conducted semistructured interviews with 10 African refugees who had given birth in Brisbane. Essences universal to childbirth such as pain, control, and experiences of caregivers featured prominently in participantsí descriptions of their experiences. Their experiences, however, were further overshadowed by issues such as language barriers, the refugee experience, female genital mutilation (FGM), and encounters with health services with limited cultural competence

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:refugee health women's health
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health and community services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Women's and maternal health
UTAS Author:Murray, LJ (Dr Linda Murray)
ID Code:86911
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:75
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2013-10-31
Last Modified:2014-06-17
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