International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Medicine | Brazil | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023

Profile of Knowledge and Exposure to STIs in the Academic Scope of Biological, Exact and Human Sciences

Bruna De Martino Mansilha Vilela | Camila Nogueira Vieira | Julia Guerrero Teixeira De Freitas | Luiz Carlos Maciel [2]

Abstract: Objective: The present study evaluated the incidence and prevalence of STIs in different academic areas, at a university academic population in Brazil. Methods: Descriptive study, with a quantitative and qualitative approach. The target population consisted of academics of the biological, exact, and human sciences, regularly enrolled in the Medicine/Dentistry, Engineering and Law courses, of both sexes, adults. For data collection, an online questionnaire of a quantitative nature, unidentified and spontaneous adherence, was applied, whose determined variables are related to the knowledge about STIs and the sexual habits of this group. Data obtained through non-parametric statistical tests were analyzed. Results: The results of the study pointed to 16.8 years as the average age of sexual initiation among university students, in addition to recording that 61.7% of them had 1 to 5 sexual partners in their lifetime. It was also shown that the prevalence of STIs was 7.4% among the volunteers, of which 60% were from the Medicine course, 20% from Engineering, 12% from Law, 2% from Dentistry. Regarding the wearing of condoms, 48.7% reported that they always wear condoms. Regarding knowledge about the subject, 97% reported contact with the subject. However, as seen, sex education alone was not enough for lower prevalence rates of these infections, evidencing the need for new strategies for their control, such as the implementation of early tests within the academic environment together with reinforcement of guidance measures. Conclusion: The data obtained point to a prevalence of STIs in the young population under study, especially in the Medicine course, as well as point to protection for those who wear condoms.

Keywords: Sexually Transmitted Infection, College students, Sex, Genital

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,

Pages: 1054 - 1057

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