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EXAME PAPANICOLAOU: UM ESTUDO ETNOGEOGRÁFICO DAS REPRESENTAÇÕES DE UM GRUPO DE MULHERES EM XONIM DE BAIXO, GV- MG

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Author(s): Vanessa Loyola Lopes | Maria Aparecida Sá Xavier

Journal: Revista da Universidade Vale do Rio Verde
ISSN 1517-0276

Volume: 9;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 264;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Representation | Pap smear | Female body | ethnogeography | Socio.

ABSTRACT
The symbolic representations are socially elaborated form of knowledge in this sense, this research sought to examine the representations of a group of women Xonim Low in relation to prevention, treatment and cure of cancer of the cervix. It is known that this cancer has high rates of morbidity and mortality, and the challenge is noncompliance of women to the Pap smear. The proposed research to understand how, for what reasons and what are the representations of this exam for a group of women. The epresentations of the female body and the health / diseaseissues were considered secondary. Ethnogeography The method was used in order to focus on socio-contextualized in the historicity and subjectivity of the group. In symbolic representations of health / disease / cure was identified large distance between the categories of biomedical knowledge and the categories of local knowledge. There was strong resistance to biomedical knowledge, the moment you realize this woman invaded their territory in the first, his body.Faced with this situation, these women choose how to check for health ruled on the issue of faith and tradition, and carrying through the legitimate use of plants for medicinal and religious-magical universe. How to break up the study analyzes the factors that hinder access to prevention, such as access to medical shame of exposing the body, and relationship of daily life in the face exposed in the gossip as social control. Only when the public policy programs to observe their local knowledge and socio-expressed in territoriality, it may be thought in a health effectively.
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