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Table 3 Main theme, themes, and subthemes in the result

From: ‘Girls need to strengthen each other as a group’: experiences from a gender-sensitive stress management intervention by youth-friendly Swedish health services – a qualitative study

A space for gendered and embodied empowerment in a hectic life

Finding a social oasis to challenge gendered expectations

Being bodily empowered

Altering gendered positions and stance to life

Being confirmed in a non-judging and supportive atmosphere

Approaching the problematic body

Upgrading oneself and one’s abilities

Making space for reflections on gender and stress

Finding breathing space

Switching pace in life


Setting limits and resisting outer pressure