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  1. Do information technologies improve teenagers' sexual education? Evidence from a randomized evaluation in Colombia

    Across public junior high schools in 21 Colombian cities, we conducted a randomized evaluation of a mandatory six-month internet-based sexual education course. Six months after finishing the course, we find a 0.4 standard deviation improvement in knowledge, a 0.2 standard deviation improvement in attitudes, and a 55% increase in the likelihood of redeeming vouchers for condoms as a result of taking the course. …

  2. How reliable are reports of early adolescent reproductive and sexual health events in demographic and health surveys?

    CONTEXT: Age at sexual debut, age at first marriage or first union and age at first birth are among the most widely used indicators of health and well-being for female adolescents. However, the accuracy of estimates for these indicators, particularly for younger adolescents, is poorly understood. METHODS: For each of nine countries in Africa and Latin America, Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data from two surveys conducted five years apart were used to examine women’s reports of age at sexual debut, marriage or first union, and first birth. …

  3. Prevalence of pattern of risky behaviors for reproductive and sexual health among middle- and high-school students

    This research aimed to establish the prevalence and factors associated with the pattern of risky behavior for reproductive and sexual health (PRBRSH) among secondary education students in Santa Marta, Colombia. A cross-sectional study was done. The PRBRSH was defined as having had two or more out of four possible risky sexual practices across the lifetime. Logistic regression was calculated to control for confounding variables. In total, 804 students reported lifetime sexual intercourse. PRBRSH was reported by 36.1% of the sample. …

  4. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs in humanitarian settings: an in-depth look at family planning services

    This report summarizes findings and recommendations of a year-long exercise undertaken by the Women’s Refugee Commission and Save the Children - in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to map existing adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs and document good practices. The work was accomplished through a practitioner survey and humanitarian funding analyses; key informant interviews; and collection of good practice case studies.

  5. Descripción de los conocimientos, actitudes, susceptibilidad y autoeficacia frente al VIH/SIDA en un grupo de adolescentes colombianos

    The objective of this research is to describe and compare correct knowledge, incorrect ideas, attitudes, susceptibility and self-efficacy in cases of HIV/AIDS in a group of Colombian adolescents. The sample consists of 222 adolescents of both sexes between the ages of 10 and 18. (Average 14.10 and a typical deviation of 1.925), who belong to a public institution in the city of Cali. This is descriptive correlational research (Montero and León, 2005). The information was gathered by the application of the Colombian adaptation of the HIV-65 scale (Bermúdez, Buela-Casal and Uribe (2005), which measures knowledge, attitudes, susceptibility, and self-efficacy in cases of HIV/AIDS. The results show that the scale obtaining the highest score is that of incorrect knowledge, which suggests that there are still erroneous and mythical concepts about HIV/AIDS. It was also found that there are different meanings depending on age, academic level and sex.

  6. Política nacional de salud sexual y reproductiva

    Este documento presenta la política nacional de salud sexual y reproductiva (SSR) para el periodo 2002 a 2006. Parte de una conceptualización de la SSR, de acuerdo con lo planteado en la Cuarta Conferencia Mundial sobre la Mujer (1995) y la Conferencia Internacional sobre Población y Desarrollo (1994) que, a su vez, incorporan la definición de salud de la Organización Mundial de la Salud. …

  7. Violencia sexual: Cuadernillo estudiantil

    Este documento contiene información importante sobre todos los tipos de violencia sexual que existen (física, psicológica, económica, intrafamiliar y basada en el género), con el propósito de que los y las jóvenes aprendan a identificarla, la reconozcan como un delito y empiecen a denunciarla.

  8. Hacerse hombres: La construcción de la masculinidad en los adolescentes y sus riesgos

    El presente documento sirve de guía para el análisis de la masculinidad y su relación con la salud reproductiva en adolescentes y jóvenes varones. Está basado en una investigación cualitativa, realizada durante el año 2000 por la Unidad de Salud y Desarrollo de Adolescentes de OPS, en nueve países latinoamericanos (Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, México y Nicaragua). …

  9. Sexo por primera vez

    Cartilla educativa sobre embarazo adolescente y el inicio de las relaciones sexuales. A través de cuestionarios e historias se entrega información práctica sobre la sexualidad en la adolescencia, las primeras relaciones sexuales, el embarazo adolescente y sus consecuencias.

  10. Sexo sin misterios

    Cartilla informativa para padres sobre sexualidad en adolescentes. A través de casos y cuestionarios desmiente mitos y entrega sugerencias para abordar el tema de la sexualidad con los hijos adolescentes. Recalca la importancia de una buena comunicación, conocer al hijo y enfrentar este tema sin complejos.

  11. Adolescencia en situación de desplazamiento frente la VIH SIDA

    La problemática de las ITS y VIH/SIDA en jóvenes y adolescentes desplazados en Colombia (rango de 15 a 24 años). Informe de proyecto de educación para esta población. Estadísticas, modelo de educación, objetivos.

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