Sexual behavior of students of medicine of Brazil
a multicenter study
Keywords:sexuality, risk factors, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual behavior, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
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.