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Humanidades Médicas

versión On-line ISSN 1727-8120

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SAETEROS HERNANDEZ, Rosa Del Carmen; PEREZ PINERO, Julia  y  SANABRIA RAMOS, Giselda. Risk behavior and sexual and reproductive problems in ecuadorian college students. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp.421-439. ISSN 1727-8120.

Introduction: Pregnancy, abortion, sexually transmitted infections including Human Immunodeficiency Virus, have become a health problem of more vulnerable in young people. Objective: To describe risk behaviors and prevalence of sexual and reproductive problems of university. Method: Descriptive study, the universe consisted of students from two groups of second semester; the study group is conformed by students of the Public Health Faculty (n = 225); and control selected by a random sample of students from other faculties (n = 320), in order to assess the homogeneity of the variables between groups. Results: Homogeneity exists in most risk behaviors and sexual problems in groups, therefore these variables are not influenced by membership in the Public Health Faculty. Risk behaviors as evidence: early initiation of sexual activity, multiple partners, infidelity, sexual relationship linked to substance consumption, which prevails alcohol, together with the non-use or inappropriate use of contraception or protection; experience of pregnancy, most unplanned, induced abortions and the presence of sexually transmitted infections: prevalence of problems as found. Conclusions: There is vulnerability in sexual and reproductive health of young students regardless of their training, thus emerges the need to find alternatives comprehensive promotion, prevention and comprehensive sex education.

Palabras clave : University; Sexuality; sexual health; reproductive health.

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