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Revista Médica Electrónica

versión On-line ISSN 1684-1824

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GARCES GARCIA, Alian Ernesto et al. Characterization of the sexual and reproductive behavior in female teenagers aged 12-15 years. Rev.Med.Electrón. [online]. 2019, vol.41, n.2, pp.346-356. ISSN 1684-1824.

Introduction:

sexuality is an integral dimension of the persons that is present from the moment of conception until death.

Objective:

to characterize sexual and reproductive behavior in female teenagers.

Materials and methods:

a descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out in 53 female students, aged 12 to 15 years, who study at “Paquito Rosales” Junior High School, Manzanillo, Granma, in 1917.

Results:

the average age was 1,15 years. 67.93 % of the female teenagers had sexual relationships for a first time at an average age of 13.53 %. Physical attraction was the main motive for the beginning of sexual relationships. 36.11 % of teenagers did not use any contraceptive method being birth-control pills the most used one. 22.22 % of the teenagers had had, at least, one pregnancy.

Conclusions:

female teenagers of “Paquito Rosales” Junior High School have an appropriate sexual behavior.

Palabras clave : sexual health; teenagers; sexarche; contraceptive methods.

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