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OSPINA DIAZ, JUAN MANUEL  e  MANRIQUE ABRIL, FRED GUSTAVO. Sexual behaviors and Practices among university students. av.enferm. [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.2, pp.101-111. ISSN 0121-4500.

Introduction: Since 1995 we validated descriptive studies, as a need to research prior educational interventions, given the cultural plurality that disqualifies the application of universal models in as far as sexual education. Purpose: Describing practices and sexual behavior of university students of the UPTC, in the city of Tunja. Methods: transversal cut, sequential sampling study with a sample of 764 students. In the Epiinfo 2002® they estimated frequencies, cross variables, percentages. Results: Average age: 20,4 years; 56,7% females; 82,8% lower middle class; 79,7% catholic o Christian; when solving intimacy matters, 11,4% trust the father, 33,5% on the mother; only 36,2% have 100% certainty to avoidaundesiredpregnancy and 27% in contracting a STD. 61,2% considers necessary to increase sexual knowledge; 40,5% has had at least one alcohol loss of memory; 30% has had undesired sex, at least once, under the effect of alcohol. Global reason for fertility: 25,4%. 45,3% of pregnancies end up in undesired miscarriages. Conclusions: Most relevant Problems: high rate of fecundity, birth and induced abortions, high alcohol consumption.

Palavras-chave : Sexual behavior; Sex education; Alcoholism; Contraception.

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