This study describes the sexual behavior among students who participated in the National Adolescent School-based Health Survey PeNSE and investigates whether social inequalities, the use of psychoactive substances and the dissemination of information on sexual and reproductive health in school are associated with differences in behavior. The response variable was the sexual behavior described in three categories never had sexual intercourse, had protected sexual intercourse, had unprotected sexual intercourse. The explanatory variables were grouped into socio- demographic characteristics, substance use and information on sexual and reproductive health in school. Variables associated with the conduct and unprotected sex were identified through multinomial logistic regression, using "never had sexual intercourse" as a reference. Over nearly a quarter of the adolescents have had sexual intercourse in life, being more frequent among boys.
Man sentenced to jail for rape after removing condom without consent
Determinants of Sexual and Reproductive Health among Brazilian youth (aged 18 to 29 years old)
Adolescence is a period of transition between childhood and adulthood. The article aims to study the individual, family and school characteristics of adolescents beginning their sexual lives. The results show that boys initiate sexual activity before girls and risky behaviors associated with the use of licit and illicit drugs increase the chance of having early sex. In addition, this work highlights the importance of parental practices in reducing the chances of beginning sexual activity, as well as the presence of school workshops on the risks of pregnancy. It should be noted that intervention strategies need to be differentiated according to gender in order to increase effectiveness. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Clarifying what saying ‘yes’ to sex means
The defendant appeared for sentence after being found guilty on a charge of sexual violation by rape. The victim of the offending was a sex worker whose services the defendant had engaged. She had made clear to the defendant that he had to wear a condom during their session. Regardless, the defendant attempted to remove his condom during sexual intercourse.
A questionnaire was pre-tested for consistency and validity analysis was performed. KAP scale was used as dependent variable in adjusted linear regression models. Mean KAP score was 5. Youngsters with higher education, women, non-Protestant, who claim to know where to find health services have better KAP level of reproductive health.