Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 1

Exploring the Health Experiences of Women in Polygynous Relationship

Thuledi Makua*

University of South Africa, South Africa

*Corresponding Author: Thuledi Makua, University of South Africa, South Africa.

Received: December 06, 2019; Published: December 24, 2019



  The research was conducted to explore health experiences of women in polygynous relationships in Sekhukhune area, Limpopo. In this study the researcher used the descriptive and interpretive phenomenological research methodology. In-depth interviews were used to gather data from the participants. To select the women in polygyny, the researcher used the purposive and snowball sampling techniques. Thematic analysis was used as a method to analyse the data. It was revealed in this study that the health of the women in polygyny is influenced by traditional medicine and cultural factors. The women in polygyny believe in using the clinics and traditional medicines to attend to their health issues. The participants reportedly use both the clinics and African traditional medicine for their family planning methods and health promotion and preventive matters. In combining the modern and traditional medicine, most participants have displayed a vast knowledge and experience in African traditional medicine when tending to their health issues.

Keywords: Experiences; Health; Interventive; Polygyny; Traditional Medicine



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Citation: Thuledi Makua. "Exploring the Health Experiences of Women in Polygynous Relationship". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.1 (2020): 119-123.


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