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'You don't really feel you can function normally': women's perceptions and personal management of vaginal thrush

Abstract:

Vaginal symptoms caused by thrush are extremely common. However, there have been few qualitative studies reporting women's perceptions and self-management of this condition. This paper reports the results of 30 telephone interviews that were conducted with women who had previously presented at community pharmacies with a self-diagnosis of vaginal thrush. Some women reported that thrush made them feel miserable, unable to work, embarrassed, or even stigmatized. About half of the women knew tha...

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Publisher copy:
10.1080/713683045

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Chapple, A More by this author
Hassell, K More by this author
Nicolson, M More by this author
Cantrill, J More by this author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY
Volume:
18
Issue:
4
Pages:
309-319
Publication date:
2000-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-672X
ISSN:
0264-6838
URN:
uuid:d09b8a35-9e73-40a4-848e-30d13b938f1b
Source identifiers:
240658
Local pid:
pubs:240658
Language:
English

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