Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3054
CORTES ALFARO, Alba et al. Encuesta sobre comportamientos sexuales riesgosos y enfermedades de transmisión sexual en estudiantes adolescentes de Ciudad de La Habana, 1996. Rev Cubana Med Trop [online]. 1999, vol.51, n.2, pp. 120-124. ISSN 1561-3054.
The observed increase of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in Cuba aroused the interest of carrying out a study aimed at exploring risky sexual behaviours and attitudes, and histories of STD. A crosswise descriptive study was undertaken using a randomized sample taken from the universe of adolescent students in the City of Havana during 1995-96 school year. The sample was made up by 2 793 teenagers aged 11-19 years (1 370 females and 1 423 males). Previously trained experts linked to this field collected data by means of a structured interview which had been drawn up for this end. It was confirmed that more than half of adolescent students did not use condon in their sexual intercourse 57 % had more than one sexual partner along the year, 40 % believed it was difficult to keep only one partmer whereas 35 % had more than one sexual partner at the same time. Riski and protected sexual habits were noticed, with 39 % for oral-genital and 21,4 % for genital-anal. 22 % for the interviewd adolescent said they had histories of STD.
Palabras llave : COMMUNICABLE DISEASES; COITUS; SEX BEHAVIOUR; ADOLESCENCE.