TITLE

Comportamiento sexual y anticoncepción en la adolescencia

AUTHOR(S)
Sam-Soto, Selene; Osorio-Caballero, Mauricio; Rodríguez-Guerrero, Rosa Estela; Pérez-Ramírez, Norma Paulina
PUB. DATE
November 2014
SOURCE
Acta Pediatrica de Mexico;nov/dic2014, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p490
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The World Health Organization defines the adolescence as the period between 10 and 19 years old. It is a critical developmental period, in which major physical, psychological, emotional and social changes take place. In terms of sexual and reproductive health, adolescents are considered a vulnerable group. Several risks and negative consequences of unprotected sexual relations are worrisome nationwide. According to the Mexican National Survey carried in 2010, 15.6% of Mexico's population are adolescents. Sexual education in Mexico is not uniform and lacks an integral vision. There is no culture of prevention with respect to sexual and reproductive rights, sexual health, nor gender equality focused on adolescents. The consequences of these gaps are evident in our health indicators. We consider there is an urgent need to address this issue in an updated, integrative and age-focused manner in order to develop effective programs and diminish consequences such as unwanted pregnancies.
ACCESSION #
100093748

 

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