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"Du ska inte behöva må dåligt bara för att du inte vill bli gravid och ändå vill ha en sexualitet." En kvalitativ studie om p-pilleranvändning

Karlsson, Ellen LU (2013) GNVK01 20131
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
The aim of this study is to examine how oral contraceptive pills contribute to normative notions about sexuality and how oral contraceptive pills can act liberating and/or limiting for its users. This is examined through qualitative interviews with young adults with experience of using oral contraceptive pills. The interviews were analyzed with queertheory and theories about disciplinary power. The analysis showed that oral contraceptive pills can act liberating for its users in a way that it helps them control their menstruation and reproduction but that it also can act limiting in the way that it’s assumed by partners, parents and professionals working with sexual and reproductive matters that women should act responsible and use it.... (More)
The aim of this study is to examine how oral contraceptive pills contribute to normative notions about sexuality and how oral contraceptive pills can act liberating and/or limiting for its users. This is examined through qualitative interviews with young adults with experience of using oral contraceptive pills. The interviews were analyzed with queertheory and theories about disciplinary power. The analysis showed that oral contraceptive pills can act liberating for its users in a way that it helps them control their menstruation and reproduction but that it also can act limiting in the way that it’s assumed by partners, parents and professionals working with sexual and reproductive matters that women should act responsible and use it. Furthermore the analysis showed that oral contraceptive pills contribute to the normalization of the monogamous relationship and in making contraception womens’ responsability and at the same time making men irresponsible. Therefore contraception is associated with protection from unwanted pregnancies, which also acts heteronormative. It was also shown that women were left with an illusion of power, being responsible for using contraception but given little choice in the matter. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Ellen LU
supervisor
organization
course
GNVK01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Disciplinerande makt, Normer, Sexualitet, P-piller, Queerteori
language
Swedish
id
3812330
date added to LUP
2013-09-20 09:57:17
date last changed
2013-09-20 09:57:17
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to examine how oral contraceptive pills contribute to normative notions about sexuality and how oral contraceptive pills can act liberating and/or limiting for its users. This is examined through qualitative interviews with young adults with experience of using oral contraceptive pills. The interviews were analyzed with queertheory and theories about disciplinary power. The analysis showed that oral contraceptive pills can act liberating for its users in a way that it helps them control their menstruation and reproduction but that it also can act limiting in the way that it’s assumed by partners, parents and professionals working with sexual and reproductive matters that women should act responsible and use it. Furthermore the analysis showed that oral contraceptive pills contribute to the normalization of the monogamous relationship and in making contraception womens’ responsability and at the same time making men irresponsible. Therefore contraception is associated with protection from unwanted pregnancies, which also acts heteronormative. It was also shown that women were left with an illusion of power, being responsible for using contraception but given little choice in the matter.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Ellen},
  keyword      = {Disciplinerande makt,Normer,Sexualitet,P-piller,Queerteori},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Du ska inte behöva må dåligt bara för att du inte vill bli gravid och ändå vill ha en sexualitet." En kvalitativ studie om p-pilleranvändning},
  year         = {2013},
}