Male Doula, Why Not?
Objective: Report experience of male person on a Doulas training course, whose historical dominance is female people and the training scenario is unique to this genre.
Methods: Qualitative and descriptive study, reporting the experience in a Training Course for Doulas held in the city of SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil, in June 2015. The results characterize the course, followed by the experienced living. The analysis was funded by the literature on the subject.
Results: The experience showed that the process of working as doula must be delimited by an understanding beyond sexism and from exploitation for it.
Conclusion: It is noteworthy that care as an archetype should not be associated with the gender division of activities in the ideological process of the rite of passage transcribed in a training course, neither in the care of women.
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