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Characterization of adolescent sexual practices

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Author(s):
Nathalia Santarato [1] ; Nayara Gonçalves Barbosa [2] ; Anderson Lima Cordeiro da Silva [3] ; Juliana Cristina dos Santos Monteiro [4] ; Flávia Azevedo Gomes-Sponholz [5]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto. Centro Colaborador da OPAS/OMS para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Enfermagem - Brasil
[2] Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora. Departamento de Enfermagem Materno-Infantil e Saúde Pública - Brasil
[3] Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto. Centro Colaborador da OPAS/OMS para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Enfermagem - Brasil
[4] Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto. Centro Colaborador da OPAS/OMS para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Enfermagem, Departamento de Enfermagem Materno-Infantil e Saúde Pública - Brasil
[5] Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto. Centro Colaborador da OPAS/OMS para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Enfermagem, Departamento de Enfermagem Materno-Infantil e Saúde Pública - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem; v. 30, 2022-09-22.
Abstract

Abstract Objective: to characterize adolescents’ sexual practices and their association with sociodemographic variables, sources of information and behavioral habits. Method: a descriptive, observational, cross-sectional study conducted with 85 adolescents from public elementary and high schools in a city in the state of São Paulo. Data were collected through a structured, self-administered and anonymous questionnaire. Statistical analysis was performed using the χ2 test and Fisher’s test. Results: 21.2% had started their sexual life through oral sex, with a predominance of females (94.4%), self-reported brown color (55.0%). The practice of vaginal sex was reported in 31.8%, with a mean age of initiation at 14.5 years. The female sex was predominant (77.0%), with a self-reported brown color (40.0%). The practice of anal sex was detected in 7.1%, with a mean age of 14.4 years, prevalent in females (83.3%), with a self-reported black color (50.0%). There was an association of alcohol, drugs and tobacco use with sexual practices (p<0.05). Conclusion: a diversity of sexual practices associated with substance use was detected, emphasizing the importance of the nurse’s role in planning and carrying out health education interventions with adolescents and families. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/11185-8 - Sexual practices of adolescents in public schools in Ribeirão Preto / SP: prevalence, risk factors and social determinants
Grantee:Nathalia Santarato
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation