Being a woman: Perspectives of low-German-speaking Mennonite women

Kulig, Judith C., Babcock, Ruth, Wall, Margaret and Hill, Shirley (2009) Being a woman: Perspectives of low-German-speaking Mennonite women. Health Care for Women International, 30 4: 234-338. doi:10.1080/07399330802694989

Author Kulig, Judith C.
Babcock, Ruth
Wall, Margaret
Hill, Shirley
Title Being a woman: Perspectives of low-German-speaking Mennonite women
Journal name Health Care for Women International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0739-9332
Publication date 2009-04-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07399330802694989
Volume 30
Issue 4
Start page 234
End page 338
Total pages 15
Editor Dr Eleanor Krassen Covan
Place of publication United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Language eng
Subject 321199 Nursing not elsewhere classified
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
920210 Nursing
Abstract Understanding the beliefs and knowledge related to women's sexuality is important when working with unique religious groups in order to provide culturally appropriate care. An exploratory, descriptive qualitative study generated knowledge, beliefs, and practices related to menstruation, ovulation, and family planning among Low German-speaking (LGS) Mennonite women (n = 38). There is a pervasive silence that surrounds sexuality among this group, who have a limited understanding of the physiological changes they experience. Honoring religious principles and family and community expectations through acceptable female behavior is essential. Adherence to religious principles varies by family but is not shared with the group to avoid disfavor.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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