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Estudios sociales (Hermosillo, Son.)

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ARELLANO GALVEZ, María del Carmen  and  CASTRO VASQUEZ, María del Carmen. The stigma in women diagnosed with HPV, dysplasia and cervical cancer in Hermosillo, Sonora. Estud. soc [online]. 2013, vol.21, n.42, pp.259-278. ISSN 0188-4557.

Our aim is to inquire into the experiences and perceptions of a group of women from a city of northern Mexico that have been diagnosed with human papilloma virus, dysplasia and cervical cancer. There were thirty-four qualitative interviews, it was identified that women experience the diagnosis as a stigma because alludes to his sexuality, fidelity and religious beliefs, so, they set up protective strategies to avoid being stigmatized.

Keywords : human papilloma virus; cervical cancer; sexuality; stigma; blame; embarrassment.

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