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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X


LEITE DE MORAES, Maria Cecília; DA COSTA OLIVEIRA, Robson  and  SILVA, Maria de Jesus. A masculine question: knowing possible obstacles to the accomplishment of the tests of detection of prostate cancer. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2017, vol.28, n.4, pp.230-235. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objectives: To determine if men undergo the examination for prostate cancer detection, and uncover the difficulties to perform it. Methods: Exploratory and transversal study. It was attended by 52 employees of the Court of Justice of the State of São Paulo. For the collection of information a story was elaborated with questions related to the subject. The following demographic data were also collected: age, education, function and religion. The methodology used to analyze the data was the Discourse of the Collective Subject. Results: 75% of the individuals had already performed some type of examination, which indicated an important change in the male scenario. However, it was possible to observe aspects peculiar to masculinity; Among respondents, only one made explicit the rectal examination. Conclusions: Taboo, prejudice, shame and fear are still dangerous reality data. Professionals and services should be prepared to receive and welcome this audience. Demystification is health promotion.

Keywords : Prostate neoplasms; men’s health; early diagnosis; health education; health promotion.

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