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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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PEREIRA, Sónia; MATOS, Margarida Gaspar de  and  LEAL, Isabel. Iniquity, Ethnicity and Sex Education. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.1, pp.77-90. ISSN 1645-0086.

Previous research has explored the impact of culture and socioeconomic status in risk-taking sexual behaviours by adolescents, but currently there are few qualitative studies about sex behaviour in early adolescence and there is little practice-based information concerning interventions designed to reduce risk-taking sexual behaviours, especially in adolescents of specific social environments. Therefore, the main objectives of this investigation are t o understand and characterize risk and protective factors associated to sexuality of adolescents, seeking also a comparison of culture and economic status. A qualitative approach was used, in order to collect data (focus groups). Various aspects of sexuality in early adolescence were explored . The results highlighted some characteristics of adolescents that belong to specific social environments (migrant or low socioeconomic status). They have less information, communicate less with their parents and have more risk-taking sex behaviour. These features are critical in order to promote a specific intervention in these groups.

Keywords : adolescence; culture; iniquity; sexuality; sex education.

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