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Reconceiving the Spoiled Female Identity: Childbearing and Motherhood among Women with Hepatitis C

Thetford, H. Clare


This thesis explores the impact of hepatitis C on women’s childbearing decisions and experiences of motherhood. A partial grounded theory approach was used, in which 34 women living with hepatitis C participated in semi-structured interviews to determine the direct and indirect effects of hepatitis C on their own personal decisions regarding childbearing and to describe their lived experiences of motherhood. The qualitative interview data were analysed thematically, in which common themes were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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