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 São 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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