A follow-up project on perceptions of women about fertility, sex, and motherhood: probing the data further

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305342
Title:
A follow-up project on perceptions of women about fertility, sex, and motherhood: probing the data further
Authors:
Murphy-Lawless, Jo
Affiliation:
Crisis Pregnancy Agency
Publisher:
Crisis Pregnancy Agency
Issue Date:
Dec-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305342
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This report is the result of a follow-up study to the Crisis Pregnancy Agency study Understanding how sexually active women think about fertility, sex, and motherhood (Murphy-Lawless, Oaks and Brady 2004). The original study was based on in-depth qualitative interviews with 66 Irish women from across the country in the age range 18- 34. The study focused on the women’s: – perceptions and experiences of sex – feelings about dealing with fertility and motherhood. The rationale for the follow-up study arose from two constraints on the original project. First of all, the timeframe meant that the research team was unable to collect data from an important group: younger, low-waged women from rural communities. Secondly, the large amount of data collected for the original project was not able to be fully utilised in the published report in respect of several themes involving how women deal with being sexually active and how they feel they are perceived in that role, specifically: – being labelled as a ‘slag’ or a ‘slut’ – needing to appear knowledgeable and sophisticated about sex and sexual relations – changing nature of relationships with men. New fieldwork was conducted and, after gaining access through a series of gatekeepers (people who worked directly with young women who would fall within the target group), qualitative interviews were held with seven women, aged 20-24, from rural and very small town backgrounds who had limited educational opportunities. Three interviews were also held with women who worked as health social service and youth service providers to the target group of women.
Keywords:
WOMEN'S HEALTH; SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR; SEXUAL HEALTH; FERTILITY
ISSN:
1-905199-13-9

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy-Lawless, Joen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-13T11:13:29Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-13T11:13:29Z-
dc.date.issued2006-12-
dc.identifier.issn1-905199-13-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/305342-
dc.descriptionThis report is the result of a follow-up study to the Crisis Pregnancy Agency study Understanding how sexually active women think about fertility, sex, and motherhood (Murphy-Lawless, Oaks and Brady 2004). The original study was based on in-depth qualitative interviews with 66 Irish women from across the country in the age range 18- 34. The study focused on the women’s: – perceptions and experiences of sex – feelings about dealing with fertility and motherhood. The rationale for the follow-up study arose from two constraints on the original project. First of all, the timeframe meant that the research team was unable to collect data from an important group: younger, low-waged women from rural communities. Secondly, the large amount of data collected for the original project was not able to be fully utilised in the published report in respect of several themes involving how women deal with being sexually active and how they feel they are perceived in that role, specifically: – being labelled as a ‘slag’ or a ‘slut’ – needing to appear knowledgeable and sophisticated about sex and sexual relations – changing nature of relationships with men. New fieldwork was conducted and, after gaining access through a series of gatekeepers (people who worked directly with young women who would fall within the target group), qualitative interviews were held with seven women, aged 20-24, from rural and very small town backgrounds who had limited educational opportunities. Three interviews were also held with women who worked as health social service and youth service providers to the target group of women.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCrisis Pregnancy Agencyen_GB
dc.subjectWOMEN'S HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectSEXUAL BEHAVIOURen_GB
dc.subjectSEXUAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectFERTILITYen_GB
dc.titleA follow-up project on perceptions of women about fertility, sex, and motherhood: probing the data furtheren_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentCrisis Pregnancy Agencyen_GB
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