"I'd rather not take it, but . . .": young women's perceptions of medicines

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"I'd rather not take it, but . . .": young women's perceptions of medicines. / Hansen, Dana Lee; Holstein, Bjørn E; Hansen, Ebba Holme.

In: Qualitative Health Research, Vol. 19, No. 6, 2009, p. 829-39.

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Hansen, DL, Holstein, BE & Hansen, EH 2009, '"I'd rather not take it, but . . .": young women's perceptions of medicines', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 829-39. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732309335447

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Hansen, D. L., Holstein, B. E., & Hansen, E. H. (2009). "I'd rather not take it, but . . .": young women's perceptions of medicines. Qualitative Health Research, 19(6), 829-39. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732309335447

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Hansen DL, Holstein BE, Hansen EH. "I'd rather not take it, but . . .": young women's perceptions of medicines. Qualitative Health Research. 2009;19(6):829-39. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732309335447

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Hansen, Dana Lee ; Holstein, Bjørn E ; Hansen, Ebba Holme. / "I'd rather not take it, but . . .": young women's perceptions of medicines. In: Qualitative Health Research. 2009 ; Vol. 19, No. 6. pp. 829-39.

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