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2022 Sep-Oct

Enferm Clin (Engl Ed)



[Cultural myths on the use of analgesia in labor: A cross-sectional study in Nigerian women].


Esan D T, Muhammad F, Tonye Ihueze A, Bukola Bello C, Ogunkorode A
Enferm Clin (Engl Ed). 2022 Sep-Oct; 32(5):326-333.
PMID: 36084998.


Pain is termed as a subjective phenomenon, however almost all women acknowledge that labor pain is the most severe form of pain a woman experiences in her lifetime. Obstetric analgesia is underutilized in developing countries due to cultural myths and taboos. Hence, the present study aims to identify Nigerian women's knowledge of labor analgesia and to explore what myths and factors hinder with the use of analgesia in labor.