Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
El modelo de salud sexual de una comunidad. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1999, vol.15, n.3, pp. 241-246. ISSN 1561-3038.
A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted to make the sexual health model of the sexually active individuals that receive attention at two urban family physicians´ offices. A questionnaire was applied and a clinical examination was made supported by the laboratory tests after having requested the permission of this population to carry out the investigation that allowed us to distinguish the sick from the sound subjects. The variables used to conduct this study were: the influence of living together on the appareance of STD, persons in charge of their raising, educational level, marital status, STD history, use of condon, and information and guidance received. The sexual health of those who do not live with their families was affected. The educational level played a protective role among those with the highest level, which make us think that this group is more responsible for their sexual conduct. Despite the emphasis made on the use of condon, its use proved to be poor in this population. STD history favored the appereance of one or more STD. It is necessary to try alternatives based on new approaches that motivate population to increase its health culture for the benefit of sexual health.
Palabras llave : SEXUALLY TRANSMITIED DISEASES [etiology]; FACTORS; SEXUALITY; PHYSICIANS, FAMILY; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE.