Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 9 - 2021
Educational Intervention for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents. Mixed School. 2019 - 2020
Damarys Chacón O'farrill1 and Alba Cortes Alfaro2*
1Assistant Professor, Luis Augusto Turcios Lima Polyclinic, Mayabeque, Cuba
2Assistant Ressearcher, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, Havana, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Alba Cortes Alfaro, Assistant Researcher, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, Havana, Cuba.
Received: July 08, 2021; Published: August 28, 2021


Introduction: Adolescence is a stage of biopsychosocial changes, it is considered a vulnerable group because risky sexual behaviors are observed, with an increase in Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Objective: Develop an educational intervention on sexually transmitted infections in adolescents in a co-school.

Method: Study of quasi-experimental educational intervention pre-test-post test without control group in seventh grade students of the Manuel Azcunce Domenech Mixed School Center during the 2019 - 2020 school year, San José de las Lajas, Mayabeque province.

Results: Prior educational intervention, there was difficulty in identifying sexually transmitted infections, clinical manifestations, routes of transmission and their consequences. Deficiency in condom use. They did not perceive the vulnerability of infection with the first sexual intercourse, of unprotected sex and that the contagion is independent of biological sex or sexual orientation. They think that all sick people are diagnosed and followed by the health system. Post-intervention significantly raises all the results of the studied variables.

Conclusion: Knowledge, risk perception and beliefs towards STIs-HIV/AIDS were raised, considering the applied educational intervention as effective.

Keywords: Adolescence; STI-HIV/AIDS; Educational Intervention


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Citation: Damarys Chacón O'farrill and Alba Cortes Alfaro. “Educational Intervention for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents. Mixed School. 2019 - 2020”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 4.9 (2021): 09-18.

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