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Could there be male midwives in the profession of midwifery according to expectant mothers?

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This study was conducted to evaluate the views of expectant mothers about the inclusion of men in the profession of midwifery. Methods: This descriptive study conducted at a Maternity Hospital, Erzurum. The sample group of the study consisted of 231 expectant mothers in third trimester who applied to receive antenatal care. Results: It determined that expectant mothers had an age average of 28.34±6.19, 44.2% were primary school graduates, 32.9% had their first pregnancy. It was found out that 39.8% of expectant mothers answered yes and 53.7% answered no regarding the item, “Is midwifery a profession that could be performed by both women and men?” and 44.6% answered no and 53.2% answered yes regarding the item “Does gender have a significance in the profession of midwifery?”. Furthermore, 39% answered no regarding the item “Should there be only women in the profession of midwifery?” and 37.7% answered yes regarding the item “Should there also be men in the profession of midwifery?”. It was determined that 32% of expectant mothers answered yes and 65.8% answered no regarding the item “Do you want to see men as midwives?” Conclusion: It was determined that mother candidates had positive thoughts about the inclusion of male midwives in the profession of midwifery and 1/3 of the mother candidates had positive thoughts receiving care from male midwives.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Uluslararası Hakemli Kadın Hastalıkları ve Anne Çocuk Sağlığı Dergisi (JACSD)
  • Yıl : 2018
  • DOI : 10.17367/JACSD.2018.2.1
  • Cilt : 5
  • ISSN : 2148-4775
  • Sayı : 13
  • eISSN : 2149-245X
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 1-12
  • IO Kayıt No : 77269
  • Yayıncı : Güven Plus Grup A.Ş.