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Effectiveness of Sex Education in Adolescents

Obstetric Unit, Clinic University of Navarra, 28027 Madrid, Spain
Nursing and Physiotherapy Department, University of Alcala, Alcalá de Henares, 28805 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 2 February 2021 / Revised: 8 March 2021 / Accepted: 16 March 2021 / Published: 22 March 2021
Adolescence is the time during which the personal and sexual identity develops. The specific characteristics of adolescents and the lack of maturity facilitates the acquisition of sexual risk behaviors such as relaxation in the use of barrier contraceptives or the use of toxic substances, alcohol or drugs during sexual relations, increasing of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies. Health education in sexuality is one of the best ways to prevent risk behaviors and to promote healthy and responsible sexuality. While there have been different works in sex education in adolescents, there is still a lack of a comprehensive systematic literature review that including randomized and non-randomized clinical trials and quasi-experimental pre-post studies addressing education programs that provide information on healthy and responsible sexuality. Further, it is noted that a protocol drafted in consideration of the existing approaches is needed to present a basis for a systematic literature review in this area. This article, therefore, proposes a review protocol that will evaluate the impact of comprehensive sex education programs in the level of knowledge about STIs, behavioral level concerning the frequency of use of effective contraceptive methods and level of knowledge about sexual identity, diversity and/or responsible sexuality, after the intervention. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescent; risk behaviors; sexual; health education adolescent; risk behaviors; sexual; health education
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Cortínez-López, A.; Cuesta-Lozano, D.; Luengo-González, R. Effectiveness of Sex Education in Adolescents. Sexes 2021, 2, 144-150.

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Cortínez-López A, Cuesta-Lozano D, Luengo-González R. Effectiveness of Sex Education in Adolescents. Sexes. 2021; 2(1):144-150.

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Cortínez-López, Aroa, Daniel Cuesta-Lozano, and Raquel Luengo-González. 2021. "Effectiveness of Sex Education in Adolescents" Sexes 2, no. 1: 144-150.

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