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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

On-line version ISSN 1561-3062


PUENTES RIZO, Elisa María; ENRIQUEZ DOMINGUEZ, Bárbara; JIMENEZ CHACON, María Caridad  and  LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ, Pedro. Vaginal discharge syndrome behavior present in women seen in Consulting room # 16, Párraga Polyclinic. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

OBJECTIVE: to determine vaginal discharge behavior syndrome and predisposing factors, as well as risk sexual behaviors, more frequent germs and its features. To identify also the more frequent age group. METHODS: We made an empirical, descriptive, observational, prospective and cross-sectional research on vaginal discharge syndrome behavior in patients seen in No. 16 family physician consulting room of "Parraga" polyclinic, Arroyo Naranjo municipality, Havana City in 2006 and 2007 years. Sample included all female population aged 15 to 49 presenting vaginal discharge ruling out the pregnants and puerperant women. RESULTS: Predominant age group was that aged 14 to 19 with 17,7%. Fifteen and seventeen years old were the more frequent ages with a higher rate of sexual intercourses. More frequent predisposing factors included: no protection in sexual intercourse to 91,6%, and inappropriate genital cleaning to 66,1%. Predominant feature of discharge was the homogenous, non-adherent, white-greyish, and fetid type. More frequent risk sexual behavior was the no protection intercourse in 91,6%, followed by a recent couple change in 43,3%. More common germ was Gadnerella vaginalis followed by Monilia. CONCLUSIONS: Predominant age group was that of adolescents and very young adults. Predisposing factors included: no protection in sexual intercourse, and non-appropriate genital cleaning. There was an early onset of intercourses. More frequent germs were Gadnerella vaginalis; followed by Monilia and main feature was a homogenous non-adherent white-greyish and fetid discharge (with smell of fish). It is necessary to program workshops aimed to adolescents and young people concerning risked sexual behaviors, and vaginal infections linking the health area with community house and educational centers.

Keywords : Vaginal discharge; risk factors; risked sexual behavior; vaginal discharge features.

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