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Medicina clínica y social

On-line version ISSN 2521-2281


ARMOA, Celso; MENDEZ, Julieta María; MARTINEZ, Pablo  and  ESTIGARRIBIA, Gladys. Knowledge, attitudes and practices about sexual and reproductive health in high school students of R. I. 3 Corrales district, 2018. Med. clín. soc. [online]. 2020, vol.4, n.1, pp.4-9. ISSN 2521-2281.


During adolescence sexual interest is aroused due to the various changes. It is the right time to promote appropriate behaviors about sexual and reproductive health, and then enjoy a safe and responsible sex life.


To determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices on sexual and reproductive health in High School Students of educational centers of the District of R. I. 3 Corrales, during the year 2018.


An observational, descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out. All students from the first to the third year of four schools of the District of R.I. 3 Corrales of the Department of Caaguazú, during the month of September 2018. The “Questionnaire on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Sexual Health and HIV / AIDS in Children, Girls and Adolescents of the communities of Dajabón (Dominican Republic) and Wanament (Haiti)” was used to collect the data. Results: The population made up of 200 students. The median age of those who entered the study was 16 years, 52% was female, 54.77% reported having sexual intercourse, 71.94% know the condom and 47% of them used it in the first sexual contact. Knowledge was low in 48%, unfavorable attitude in 56% and incorrect practices in 54% of cases.


Global knowledge was low, there were unfavorable attitudes and incorrect practices in most cases.

Keywords : Knowledge; Attitudes; Health Practices; Sexual health; adolescent behavior.

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