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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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RIBEIRO, Maria Isabel Barreiro  and  FERNANDES, António José Gonçalves. Risk sexual behaviors of the public higher education students' in Braganza city. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2009, vol.10, n.1, pp.99-113. ISSN 1645-0086.

To characterize and to identify of risk sexual behaviours of the public higher education students' in Braganza city are the main objectives of this work. It was conducted a descriptive and cross-section study based in a survey that was administrated, directly, to a random sample hat was carried out from a 4168 students universe. The sample is constituted by 367 individuals with ages between the 17 and the 45 years old. Of these, 113 are of the masculine gender and 254 are of the feminine gender. The results show that, 76% of the respondents had, already, sexual relationships. For these individuals, the active life sexual had beginning about 17,5 years, 40,8% had sexual relationships under the effect of alcohol, 8,1% had sexual relationships under the effect of drugs and 3,6% never used preservative. However, the respondents know that the preservative is the only way of protection against STD’s.

Keywords : Public Higher Education; Sexual Risk Behaviours; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Students.

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