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CORONA LISBOA, José  and  ORTEGA ALCALA, Jorge. Sexual behavior and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections in Venezuelan students from a high school in municipality of Miranda. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.1, pp.78-85. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and longitudinal controlled study in 201 students aged 11-17 years (from a total of 220) of a public high school in Quisiro town, Miranda municipality in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was conducted to evaluate sexual behavior and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections, with previous informed consent of the parents and of the sample in question. Data were analyzed using the SAS R statistical package, version 9.3.1. In the members of the series the sexual activity was quite common, with predominance of those that actively started it between 14 and 15 years, little use of birth-control methods, higher number of sexual partners for boys and a better knowledge of sexually transmitted infections for girls.

Keywords : adolescent; sexual behavior; birth-control method; sexually transmitted infections; Venezuela.

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