Objective: We conducted a survey to obtain information concerning how mothers of children with DSD represent the diagnosis. Method: We examined our findings through IPA methodology. Results: We observed a crisis of meaning, based on the inability to classify their child with a milestone of the social experience: the gender category. That risks of slipping into adempitive adherences to medical knowledge or hasty decisions about the health of the child. Conclusions: It’s necessary to structure spaces with medical-psychological teams, for allowing these families to manage the condition in relation to the choices, and the daily context, of their children.

Suspended sorrow: the crisis in the understanding of the diagnosis for the mothers of children with a Disorder of Sex Development / Freda, MARIA FRANCESCA; Dice', Francesca; Auricchio, Maria; Salerno, Mariacarolina; Valerio, Paolo. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH. - ISSN 1931-7611. - 27:2(2015), pp. 186-198. [10.1080/19317611.2014.957793]

Suspended sorrow: the crisis in the understanding of the diagnosis for the mothers of children with a Disorder of Sex Development.

FREDA, MARIA FRANCESCA;DICE', FRANCESCA;AURICCHIO, MARIA;SALERNO, MARIACAROLINA;VALERIO, PAOLO
2015

Abstract

Objective: We conducted a survey to obtain information concerning how mothers of children with DSD represent the diagnosis. Method: We examined our findings through IPA methodology. Results: We observed a crisis of meaning, based on the inability to classify their child with a milestone of the social experience: the gender category. That risks of slipping into adempitive adherences to medical knowledge or hasty decisions about the health of the child. Conclusions: It’s necessary to structure spaces with medical-psychological teams, for allowing these families to manage the condition in relation to the choices, and the daily context, of their children.
2015
Suspended sorrow: the crisis in the understanding of the diagnosis for the mothers of children with a Disorder of Sex Development / Freda, MARIA FRANCESCA; Dice', Francesca; Auricchio, Maria; Salerno, Mariacarolina; Valerio, Paolo. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH. - ISSN 1931-7611. - 27:2(2015), pp. 186-198. [10.1080/19317611.2014.957793]
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