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SILVA, Diogivânia Maria da  and  LIMA, Albenise de Oliveira. Woman, work and family in contemporary life. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2012, vol.5, n.1, pp. 41-51. ISSN 1983-3482.

Brazilian woman, in public and private spaces, points to a new sketch of femininity marked by high levels of personal, professional, social and emotional demands. Considering the configuration of such scenario, this paper intends to analyze in a case study the interactions of multiple activities developed by women (house and children caring, paid work) and its possible repercussions on health. The participant is a married, 30 years old woman with children, who works as a civil police officer in Recife city. Results show that being a "multi" woman in contemporaneity leads to satisfaction and self-realization in everything she does, even though there is a price to be paid regarding suffering and emotional overload. On the other hand, this amount of responsibility ends up causing serious health issues.

Keywords : work feminine; quality life; woman health.

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