Sexual and contraceptive behaviour
ESC Congress Library. IUGA D. May 28, 2014; 50527; A-112
Ms. Daniela Giorgiana IUGA
Ms. Daniela Giorgiana IUGA
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·        Objectives: Promotion of primary prevention of reproduction health for adolescents stands only at the beginning in Romania. There is virtually no systematic consulting in that area. Adolescents often do not realize the value of reproduction health. However, they constitute the age group most frequently endangered by incidence driven primarily by risk behavior, such as unwanted pregnancy, sexual diseases transmission, drugs, AIDS, violence, etc.


Design and Methods: The pilot quantitative analysis of attitudes of adolescents to prevention of reproduction health helped us to get insight into an unexplored area. A short survey with 6 questions was filled in by 691 adolescents aged 15-19, studying at secondary schools.


Results: The respondents state most frequently not to talk to anybody about that topic; reproduction health is perceived as a very intimate topic. Information is exchanged most frequently among friends. The topic of reproduction health is not so important in partner communication at that age. But it has turned out beneficial to open the topic in mixed groups; girls suggest to boys that they should care more for their health. Physicians, together with parents, were appreciated the least, although the information should be transferred preferably by health care workers. International studies also show that physicians do not like discussing sexual health with the patients, and men and women do not like opening this topic with their physicians.


Conclusion:


Adolescents wish and need information in the period of adolescence, but they still do not want to speak about it; they are rather passive recipients of information. It can be expected that it will take long time to motivate men to take positive approach to reproduction health. Success can be produced by programs at schools, high-quality information in the media and education of professionals

 




 

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