Meanings of sexuality and reproductive health in adolescents from Bogota

Carlos Iván Pacheco-Sánchez, Liz Johanna Rincón-Suárez, Eberto Elías Guevara, Catalina Latorre-Santos, Carolina Enríquez-Guerrero, José Miguel Nieto-Olivar

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Objective. To describe and understand the meanings that adolescents give to sexuality and how they are created and influence adolescents' reproductive health and sexual practices. Material and Methods. The research was conducted in three different regions within Bogotá city. Twenty focus groups were selected and 20 life stories of boys and girls between 10 and 14 years old were transcribed. From inductive and deductive categorization of the transcripts of the oral histories, an interpretative analysis was carried out in order to generate concepts and relations that comprise plausible hypotheses about the meanings that circulate in the adolescents' symbolic universe. Results. There are notable differences between the meanings that boys and girls give to sexuality, the ways in which such meanings are created, and the factors that contribute to its configuration. These findings imply dissimilar constructions related with reproductive and sexual health risks. Conclusions. The cultural constructions resulting from sexual differences that is, gender suggest the meanings that are given to sexuality in the groups studied and define ways of interacting with the social environment. Girls relate sexuality with reproduction and they experience it as negative. For boys, the possibility of a positive and pleasant experience of sexuality exists, marked by a context that encourages having sexual relations as a way of maintaining manhood.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)45-51
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónSalud Publica de Mexico
EstadoPublicada - mar 23 2007

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Reproductive Health
Sexuality
Social Environment
Focus Groups
Reproduction
Interviews
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Pacheco-Sánchez, C. I., Rincón-Suárez, L. J., Guevara, E. E., Latorre-Santos, C., Enríquez-Guerrero, C., & Nieto-Olivar, J. M. (2007). Meanings of sexuality and reproductive health in adolescents from Bogota. Salud Publica de Mexico, 45-51.
Pacheco-Sánchez, Carlos Iván ; Rincón-Suárez, Liz Johanna ; Guevara, Eberto Elías ; Latorre-Santos, Catalina ; Enríquez-Guerrero, Carolina ; Nieto-Olivar, José Miguel. / Meanings of sexuality and reproductive health in adolescents from Bogota. En: Salud Publica de Mexico. 2007 ; pp. 45-51.
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Meanings of sexuality and reproductive health in adolescents from Bogota. / Pacheco-Sánchez, Carlos Iván; Rincón-Suárez, Liz Johanna; Guevara, Eberto Elías; Latorre-Santos, Catalina; Enríquez-Guerrero, Carolina; Nieto-Olivar, José Miguel.

En: Salud Publica de Mexico, 23.03.2007, p. 45-51.

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a una revistaArtículo

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Pacheco-Sánchez CI, Rincón-Suárez LJ, Guevara EE, Latorre-Santos C, Enríquez-Guerrero C, Nieto-Olivar JM. Meanings of sexuality and reproductive health in adolescents from Bogota. Salud Publica de Mexico. 2007 mar 23;45-51.