|Revista INFAD 2013||
ISSN EDICIÓN EN PAPEL: 0214-9877
|Nº1, Vol. 1, pp. 407-414||doi: en trámite|
COMPORTAMENTOS E ATITUDES DOS JOVENS FACE ÀS INFECÇÕES SEXUALMENTE TRANSMISSIVEIS
Sara Monteiro Morgado Dias Nunes, Ana Maria Baptista Oliveira Dias Malva Vaz
It is during adolescence and in the first stage of adulthood that occurs a large number of cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections. The study of sexual behaviours in youngsters therefore assumes a relevant role. With the purpose of understanding the determining variables in the behaviours and sexual attitudes towards the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) it has been developed developed a research based on a sample of 639 higher education students, 57.6% female and 42.4% male, aged between 18 and 24 years. The results have shown that 74.8% had sexual intercourse and 96.4% reported using a contraceptive method, however the condom is only used by 64.1%. The study also revealed that the gender of the participants, the fact of having or not boyfriend/ girlfriend, whether or not they have had sex and their religion are determining factors in the attitudes of youngsters towards the prevention of STIs.
Keywords: Sexual Behaviours, Sexual Attitudes, Sexually Transmitted Infections; higher education students.