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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

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TREJO-ORTIZ, Perla María et al. Sexual knowledge and behavior of adolescents. Health Sciences Academic Area. Autonomous university of Zacatecas. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.4, pp.273-280. ISSN 0864-0319.

Objetive: Identify the knowledge and sexual behavior from the new joiners of the area of health science from the University of Zacatecas. Methods: The process was comparative and descriptive. Were included 965 students. The information was collected from an Electronic Survey. Results: Most of the adolescents had very good results which show us that the most of them have a very good knowledge and sexual behavior. Men were considered who got the most good knowledge sexual behavior but also they were who often practice sex with a higher risk, such results are very significatives. The most of the information that they know was provided principally from their parents, friends and people who Work to the system health in the region. A third part of the 100% of the students had a sexual active life with a average age of seventeen years old. Also in this investigation men were who had higher results in regards to sexual Partners. The students who come from an urban area started their sexual life earlier than the adolescents who come from a rural area. Besides, in the investigation we can see that the most common contraceptive method was the condom. Conclusion: the knowledge isn´t the only tool which could assure us that the sexual practice is healthy to the students, which show us that the strategies which are aimed to change the behavior doesn't have to limit to give more information about Knowledge and sexual Behavior.

Keywords : Knowledge; sexual behavior; adolescents; sexuality.

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