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Revista Cubana de Salud Pública

Print version ISSN 0864-3466On-line version ISSN 1561-3127

Abstract

SAETEROS HERNANDEZ, Rosa del Carmen; PEREZ PINERO, Julia  and  SANABRIA RAMOS, Giselda. Sexual education strategy with peer-to-peer methodology for Ecuadorian university students. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2018, vol.44, n.2, pp.295-311. ISSN 0864-3466.

Objective:

To generate a sexual education strategy for university students.

Methods:

Technological development’s research. The strategy was generated with the participation of peers, based on the educational needs in sexuality identified from multiple disciplines, based on the PRECEDE - PROCEED model. A diagnostic instrument of skills for peer-to-peer performance was applied; four workshops and two days of presentation and consensus were held. The content and methodological characteristics of the strategy were validated by experts; didactic and promotional resources were designed.

Results:

The sexual education strategy is a set of extracurricular teaching actions, which are systematically planned to achieve objectives such as: building and reconstructing knowledge, demystifying beliefs, consolidating attitudes and values ​​that promote changes in the intentions towards sexually healthy behaviors, and to develop skills for life. It is based on scientific, realistic knowledge, without prejudices, inspired by human rights. It is dynamic, flexible, participative and also dynamic for the affective sphere. It is structured in 17 sessions of two hours each. A facilitator's manual and a back up CD, a student's book, a T-shirt and a bag were designed.

Conclusions:

The strategy is designed in accordance with the educational needs in sexual and reproductive health of university students, and it results in a participatory exercise that respects the pedagogical and didactic principles to be taken into account in a strategy built with young people and for young people with the purpose of favoring sexual education and promoting changes in variables that generate healthy sexual behaviors.

Keywords : Sexual education strategy; university students; PRECEDE-PROCEED model; peer-to-peer methodology.

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