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Contraception and Preventing STD/AIDS in Adolescence: Discussion on the Issue of Double Protection and Challenges for Public Health

Contraception and Preventing STD/AIDS in Adolescence: Discussion on the Issue of Double Protection and Challenges for Public Health

Contraception and prevention of STD/AIDS present itself as relevant issues in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and gain specific, in adolescence, when considering the issue of dual protection, whose is characterized as a complex problem that challenges the field of Public Health. To examine the relations between contraceptive and preventive practices for STD/AIDS, sexuality and body, from the perspective of teenagers, boys and girls. 

Methodology: qualitative research, with 9 boys and 6 girls interviewed, 14–19 years, living in a São Paulo’s State city, whose speeches were analyzed from the perspectives of gender and social sciences. We observed high vulnerability of teenagers in terms of dual protection offered by condoms, or in relation to the prevention of STD/AIDS, both in relation to contraception, due to fragmented knowledge and lack of meaning attributed to the practice of health services, presenting the body as a valued instrument of conquest affective-sexual. It discusses the need for the Public Health rethink and innovate in order to deliver significant speeches to teenagers outside the spaces of their services, namely, what to say, how to say and where to say.

Discourses on sexuality, contraception and prevention can acquire meaning in the lives of teenagers, where they are considered as protagonists and offered in their own spaces of sociability, as the school, which can stand out as an important space and rich partner program in Public Health with an interdisciplinary and intersectoral work, not just informative, but refiective.

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