Abdi was able to locate Mohamed and three of her other children — another three have died from illness or in the war — and they were given permission in 2014 to come to the U. Two mothers from the first migration wave obtained education in Somalia and additional education in the Netherlands. Thus, different insights were used to create and adjust codes Table. Nearly all the individual interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Teachers can provide culturally sensitive information to young Somali women in schools.
Central gender theoretical concepts in health research: the state of the art. The young women and mothers accept the presence of a double sexual standard. Language, knowledge, and negotiating decisions Another major barrier is related to language. Discussion This study explores the perceptions of Somali women in the Netherlands about the prevention of cervical cancer. Forum rules This General Forum is for general discussions from daily chitchat to more serious discussions among Somalinet Forums members.
Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Check out her video below:. Results In this study, we have identified perceived barriers to the use of preventive measures across three major themes: 1 Somali women and preventive healthcare; 2 Language, knowledge, and negotiating decisions; and 3 Sexual standards, culture, and religion. Six teenage boys allegedly forced two girls into a car and drove them to the outskirts of Goldogob, near the border with Ethiopia, where they subjected them to a violent sexual attack in December last year. Conclusions Current measures in the Netherlands to prevent women from developing cervical cancer hardly reach Somali women because these women perceive these kinds of preventative measures as not personally relevant. Intersectionality, which has its roots in social justice within societies, aims to address how social identities like gender and cultural background affect life, and refers to how they constitute interactive relationships that influence each other.
One girl could not recall the invitation. Although most participants believe they can control the risk of cervical cancer through sexual behavior, the Somali mothers particularly believe that all diseases are determined by God and indicate low self-efficacy. Also, the message that male circumcision has a protective effect against cervical cancer must be presented with caution to Somali women. Participant would reject the vaccine now Not applicable 15 Young Somali woman The Netherlands 18 Not applicable University of applied science Accept. As if it is normal?! The group discussions and the member check were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Also, given the Somali cultural context, young women consider 12-year old girls as too young to discuss sex.
Culturally informed views on cancer screening: a qualitative research study of the differences between younger and older Somali immigrant women. Short notes were taken during those interviews and immediately written out afterwards in field reports. Fourth, some mothers have declined audio-recording, and nuances may have been lost because the information gathered from them is based on extended field reports. However, five interviews with mothers were not recorded because those mothers were suspicious of recording. However, the women in this study generally have felt safe to discuss sensitive topics within their already established group of cultural peers. Or is that not possible? Cancer mortality rates among first and second generation migrants in the Netherlands: Convergence toward the rates of the native Dutch population.
Participants were also informed about the voluntariness of the participation and that only members of the research team would have access to the interview data. The people your child associates with. Some mothers perceive information letters as not relevant to them, and express the need to receive oral information from a known person. Most of the girls have internalized the traditional value of chastity and express the importance of virginity, independent of educational background. All authors have read and approved the final manuscript, and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work. Moors J, Van den Reek Vermeulen E, Siesling M.
The interviews with young Somali women were conducted in Dutch, while most of the interviews with the mothers were conducted in Somali. In Islam, you cannot have an abortion. Nevertheless, these mothers gave oral consent for participating and were actively engaged in giving information. Mohamed Mohamed was separated from his mother at the age of 13 during an ongoing civil conflict in Somalia. Third, data triangulation has been reached by collecting data from different sources, including individual interviews and natural group interviews. These forums with millions of posts are just one section of a much larger site. Three mothers were part of the first migration wave after 1990 and three of the second wave after 2006.
Moreover, we are grateful to the mothers and girls for openly sharing their perceptions. The participation of Somali women in measures to prevent cervical cancer is heavily influenced by cultural beliefs and behaviors. Twenty-two out of the 26 mothers, aged 23—66 years, who participated in the natural group discussions came to the Netherlands during the second migration wave. However, daughters are below the age of 12 Reject, because pregnant. Please note that registered members with over 50 posts see no ads whatsoever! Unknown whether participant would accept or reject Not applicable 11 Young Somali woman The Netherlands 21 Not applicable University Not invited. Fourth, researcher triangulation and a member check have been applied to increase the validity of the study. We obtained informed consent and the women filled in a small demographic questionnaire.