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PASE, Paola Fagundes et al. Gender Relations in Health Care in a Female Prison. Pesqui. prát. psicossociais [online]. 2021, vol.16, n.3, pp. 1-17. ISSN 1809-8908.

The objective of this article is to discuss gender relations from the perspective of professionals of a Prison Basic Health Staff at a female prison. The speeches of health professionals were analyzed in five matrix support meetings and gender was used as category of analysis. Results were possible to be organized in three subthemes from the main theme: pregnancy and babies staying in prison; body norms and health; and transgender people social names. The discussion of these results follows theoretical aspects of gender and sexual diversity studies and collective health and mainly addresses the right to integral health care in prison, specifically to women and LGBTI population. The central role of health attention directed to motherhood in prison and the role of health education in order to reduce prejudice and to qualify health attention also appear as important fields of work to be explored.

Palavras-chave : Gender and Health; Prisons; Health Personnel; Primary Health Care.

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