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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/262485
Title:
Mechanistic and "natural" body metaphors and their effects on attitudes to hormonal contraception.
Authors:
Walker, Susan H.
Affiliation:
Anglia Ruskin University
Reference:
Walker, S.H., 2012. Mechanistic and "natural" body metaphors and their effects on attitudes to hormonal contraception. Womens Health, 52(8), pp.788-803.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis/Routledge
Journal:
Women & health
Issue Date:
Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/262485
DOI:
10.1080/03630242.2012.728190
PubMed ID:
23127219
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03630242.2012.728190#tabModule
Abstract:
A small, self-selected convenience sample of male and female contraceptive users in the United Kingdom (n = 34) were interviewed between 2006 and 2008 concerning their feelings about the body and their contraceptive attitudes and experiences. The interviewees were a sub-sample of respondents (n = 188) who completed a paper-based questionnaire on similar topics, who were recruited through a poster placed in a family planning clinic, web-based advertisements on workplace and university websites, and through direct approaches to social groups. The bodily metaphors used when discussing contraception were analyzed using an interpretative phenomenological analytical approach facilitated by Atlas.ti software. The dominant bodily metaphor was mechanistic (i.e.,"body as machine"). A subordinate but influential bodily metaphor was the "natural" body, which had connotations of connection to nature and a quasi-sacred bodily order. Interviewees drew upon this "natural" metaphorical image in the context of discussing their anxieties about hormonal contraception. Drawing upon a "natural," non-mechanistic body image in the context of contraceptive decision-making contributed to reluctance to use a hormonal form of contraception. This research suggests that clinicians could improve communication and advice about contraception by recognizing that some users may draw upon non-mechanistic body imagery.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
body image; contraception; mechanistic; metaphor; natural
ISSN:
1541-0331

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Susan H.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-13T09:50:51Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-13T09:50:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.citationWalker, S.H., 2012. Mechanistic and "natural" body metaphors and their effects on attitudes to hormonal contraception. Womens Health, 52(8), pp.788-803.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1541-0331-
dc.identifier.pmid23127219-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03630242.2012.728190-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10540/262485-
dc.description.abstractA small, self-selected convenience sample of male and female contraceptive users in the United Kingdom (n = 34) were interviewed between 2006 and 2008 concerning their feelings about the body and their contraceptive attitudes and experiences. The interviewees were a sub-sample of respondents (n = 188) who completed a paper-based questionnaire on similar topics, who were recruited through a poster placed in a family planning clinic, web-based advertisements on workplace and university websites, and through direct approaches to social groups. The bodily metaphors used when discussing contraception were analyzed using an interpretative phenomenological analytical approach facilitated by Atlas.ti software. The dominant bodily metaphor was mechanistic (i.e.,"body as machine"). A subordinate but influential bodily metaphor was the "natural" body, which had connotations of connection to nature and a quasi-sacred bodily order. Interviewees drew upon this "natural" metaphorical image in the context of discussing their anxieties about hormonal contraception. Drawing upon a "natural," non-mechanistic body image in the context of contraceptive decision-making contributed to reluctance to use a hormonal form of contraception. This research suggests that clinicians could improve communication and advice about contraception by recognizing that some users may draw upon non-mechanistic body imagery.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis/Routledgeen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03630242.2012.728190#tabModuleen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Women & healthen_GB
dc.subjectbody imageen_GB
dc.subjectcontraceptionen_GB
dc.subjectmechanisticen_GB
dc.subjectmetaphoren_GB
dc.subjectnaturalen_GB
dc.titleMechanistic and "natural" body metaphors and their effects on attitudes to hormonal contraception.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalWomen & healthen_GB
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