Objectives: To advance towards the understanding on prevalent stereotypes about PID sexuality, and sexual and Reproductive rights, issued from different sectors and social actors in Bogotá, Colombia.
Methodology: A qualitative and phenomenological study based on an intentional and social representative sample of 15 focus groups. The information was recorded and systematized using software AtlasTi 6.0. The results were analyzed and interpreted according to the described categories with triangulation of the information.
Results: Sexuality stereotypes of PID where identified in all groups, as the result of a prevalent clinical model, which assumes deviant and pathological manifestations on this group. Although some rights on sexual and reproductive health are recognized, the majority of groups, revealed doubts about the PID capacity to their exercise, particularly the reproductive rights.
Conclusions: The study reveals the average misinformation on this topic, and the crucial need to implement public educative policies, including medical and health workers, faculties and universities. Future studies must include families and PID perspectives in health issues as the main protagonists facing new paradigms according with the ONU Convention and the human rights perspective.
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