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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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ANDRADE, Patrícia Soares Pereira de et al. Knowledge of adolescents and young people on issues related to sex, in a public school in Monte Alegre do Piauí-PI. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2021, vol.14, n.2, pp. 1-23. ISSN 1983-8220.

This present study aimed to assess the knowledge of adolescents and young people on issues related to sex, in the city of Monte Alegre do Piauí (PI). For this, the quantitative descriptive method was used through a semi-structured questionnaire applied to 81 students, aged between 16 and 23 years old, from the school Ginásio Estadual Senador Chagas Rodrigues. The data collection showed that 97.5% (n = 79) of the participants had already had sex, having started with an average age of 15,5 years. The condom was the most known contraceptive method; however, it was observed that adolescents and young people did not prevent themselves in all sexual intercourse, even though they were aware of the consequences of non-prevention. Dialogical fragility was noticed among individuals, family and school; the conversation on the subject in the family and school environment was still fearful and unattractive. As a conclusion of this study, it is suggested as necessary the effective implementation of public policies that involve the school, young people, their families and friends in an educational way.

Keywords : Disinformation; Sexual education; Unsafe sex.

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