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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

Print version ISSN 0034-7434
On-line version ISSN 2463-0225


DA NOBREGA TOMAZ-MOREIRA, Simone; LIRA LISBOA FAGUNDES-GALVAO, Lílian; OLIVEIRA MEDEIROS-MELO, Carmen  and  DANTAS DE AZEVEDO, George. Fundamental aspects of a qualitative approach for research in sexual and reproductive health. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2007, vol.58, n.1, pp.27-37. ISSN 0034-7434.

Starting from a literature review, this article discusses applying qualitative research in the sexual and reproductive health area, enhancing the importance of such methodological approach for understanding the behaviour permeating health practices. The article presents epistemological aspects and the main instruments for collecting data; some methods used for analysing qualitative data are also discussed.

Keywords : qualitative research; sexual and reproductive health; reproductive medicine.

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