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Psicologia Hospitalar

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SANTOS, Amanda Maihara dos et al. Repentance of the realization of tubal sterilization in high-risk pregnancies. Psicol. hosp. (São Paulo) [online]. 2014, vol.12, n.1, pp. 49-68. ISSN 2175-3547.

Objective: Identify the index of repentance related to surgery of tubal sterilization, describe aspects related to repentance and to investigate the changes that women believe they have been occurred because of the surgery. Methods: Prospective cross study. High risk pregnant women who underwent tubal sterilization surgery in the Obstetrics clinic in a University Hospital between 2005 and 2007. A total of 316 women were included for a scheduled interview and 216 women answered the interview. Results: Of the women interviewed, 2.8% regretted having the tubal sterilization surgery. Statistical significance was found in doubt to doing the procedure (p<0.01), in the feelings awaken with the inability to reproduce (p<0.01) and stable relationship average (p<0.01). Conclusions: The population studied had severe health problems which explains the lower rate of regret found in the literature. To minimize the regret, we suggest that multidisciplinary work providing access to family planning, reflection and debate about their current choice.

Keywords : Pregnancy; Tubal sterilization; Contraception.

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