Sexual behavior of students of medicine of Brazil

a multicenter study

Authors

  • André Luciano Manoel Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina - Unisul
  • Fabiana Schuelter Trevisol Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina - Unisul

Keywords:

sexuality, risk factors, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual behavior, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Abstract

Introduction: Sexuality involves psychological, emotional and cultural factors. Objective: Identify sexual habits of Brazilian medical students. Methods: A multicenter cross-sectional study was conducted and an electronic questionnaire was used. Results: They were interviewed 459 university students. About their sexarche, 76.4% had already had it, 25.2% before 19 years old. From those who have sexual life, 60.0% lost their virginity with their boyfriend or girlfriend, and 54.9% used a condom in this first intercourse; those who did not use it said they trusted in their partners. The median of sexual partners in lifetime was 2, and 12.4% have ever had homosexual intercourses. About alcohol and drugs, 6.2% generally use them before having sex and 18.9% have not used condom because of these substances. Conclusion: Even though the sample have more knowledge about vulnerability to sexually transmitted diseases, they show risk factors for having it.

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Author Biographies

André Luciano Manoel, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina - Unisul

Course of Medicine of the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul) – Tubarão (SC), Brazil

Fabiana Schuelter Trevisol, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina - Unisul

Course of Medicine of the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul) – Tubarão (SC), Brazil

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Published

2017-03-05

How to Cite

Manoel, A. L., & Trevisol, F. S. (2017). Sexual behavior of students of medicine of Brazil: a multicenter study. Brazilian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 29(2), 44–49. Retrieved from https://bjstd.org/revista/article/view/798

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