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  1. Vulnerabilidade ao HIV/AIDS e a prevenção da transmissão sexual entre casais sorodiscordantes Vulnerabilidad al VIH/SIDA y la prevención de la transmisión sexual entre parejas donde solo un sujeto está contaminado por el VIH Vulnerability and prevention of sexual HIV transmission among HIV/AIDS serodiscordant couples

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    Renata Karina Reis

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo descritivo e exploratório objetivou descrever e analisar a vulnerabilidade de casais sorodiscordantes ao HIV, e foi realizado em um Serviço Ambulatorial Especializado em aids de um município do estado de São Paulo. Os dados foram coletados através de entrevistas individuais com 11 portadores do HIV/AIDS, que convivem com parceria sabidamente sorodiscordante. Para organização e análise dos dados, empregamos o método de análise de Prosa e o conceito de vulnerabilidade como referencial teórico. A naturalização da infecção do HIV/aids como doença controlável por medicamentos, crença na impossibilidade de transmissão do HIV relacionadas com carga viral indetectável, sentimento de invencibilidade que surge com o tempo de convívio entre o casal, e sua influência na manutenção do sexo seguro são fatores de vulnerabilidade para a parceria sexual soronegativa. Serviços especializados no atendimento a indivíduos com HIV/aids necessitam incluir a parceria sexual nas ações educativas/preventivas promovidas pelos profissionais de saúde.Este estudio descriptivo e exploratorio que tuvo por objetivo describir y analizar la vulnerabilidad de parejas en que uno de sus componentes está contaminado por el HIV; el estudio fue realizado en un Servicio de Ambulatorio Especializado en SIDA de un municipio del estado de São Paulo. Los datos fueron recolectados a través de entrevistas individuales con 11 portadores del VIH/SIDA que conviven con compañeros no contaminados por el virus VIH. Para la organización y el análisis de los datos, empleamos el método de análisis de Prosa y el concepto de vulnerabilidad como marco teórico. La naturalización de la infección del VIH/SIDA como enfermedad controlable por medicamentos, la creencia en la imposibilidad de la transmisión del VIH relacionadas con carga viral indetectable, el sentimiento de invencibilidad que surge con el tiempo de convivencia entre la pareja y su

  2. Percepções de gênero entre casais beneficiários do Programa Bolsa Família

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    Mani Tebet

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende perceber em que medida o Programa Bolsa Família modifica as relações de gênero, poder e interesse entre os casais beneficiários, tema que tem despertado pouco interesse do debate público e acadêmico. Pretende ainda sinalizar ecompreender os efeitos morais e simbólicos que a política pode produzir sobre a família e as relações de gênero; os critérios de justiça apontados pelos casais para “merecer” o Bolsa Família; e a lógica que se encontra na base dessa noção de merecimento. Paratanto, entrevistamos casais beneficiários do bairro de Nova Cidade, no município de Itaboraí, na Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro. Gender Perceptions between Couples Benefiting from the ‘Bolsa Família’ Program intends to ascertain to what extent the ‘Bolsa Família’ allowance program modifies the gender, power and interest relations between couples who receive benefits from the scheme; a topic that has aroused very little interest in public and academic debate. It also attempts to identify and understand the moral and symbolic effects that the policy can produce on the family and gender relations; the criteria of justice put forward by the couples for “deserving” the Bolsa Família; and the rationale that underlies this notion of deserving. Interviews were conducted with couples in a district in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro.Keywords: poverty, gender, family, ‘Bolsa Família’ Allowance Program, income transfer

  3. Hepatitis C: sexual or intrafamilial transmission? Epidemiological and phylogenetic analysis of hepatitis C virus in 24 infected couples Hepatite C: transmissão sexual ou intrafamiliar? Análise epidemiológica e filogenética do vírus da hepatite C em 24 casais infectados

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    Norma de Paula Cavalheiro

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The role of sexual or intrafamilial transmission of hepatitis C is controversial. A phylogenetic analysis was performed on the non-structural region 5B of the hepatitis C virus (NS5B-HCV. High percentages of homology (mean of 98.3% were shown between the couples. Twenty (83.3% of the 24 men but only two of the women (8.3% reported having had sexually transmitted diseases during their lives. The risk factors for HCV acquisition were blood transfusion (10 couples, use of illegal injected drugs (17, use of inhalants (15, acupuncture (5 and tattoos (5. The shared use of personal hygiene items included toothbrushes between six couples (25%, razor blades between 16 (66.7%, nail clippers between 21 (87.5% and manicure pliers between 14 (58.3%. The high degree of similarity of the hepatitis C virus genome supports the hypothesis of hepatitis C virus transmission between these couples. The shared use of personal hygiene items suggests the possibility of intrafamilial transmission of infection.O papel da transmissão sexual ou intrafamiliar da hepatite C é controverso. Foi feita análise filogenética, região não estrutural 5B do vírus da hepatite C (NS5B-HCV. Altas percentagens de homologia com média de 98,3% foi revelada entre os casais. Vinte (83,3% de 24 homens, contra apenas duas (8,3% mulheres reportaram doença sexualmente transmisível durante suas vidas. Os fatores de risco para aquisição da doença foram: transfusão de sangue para 10 casais, uso de drogas ilícitas injetáveis para 17, inalatórias para 15, acupuntura em 5 e tatuagens para 5. O compartilhamento de utensílios de higiene pessoal incluem: escova de dente para seis (25% dos casais, lâmina de barbear para 16 (66,7%, cortador de unhas para 21 (87,5% e alicate de manicure para 14 (58,3%. O alto grau de similaridade genômica entre os vírus da hepatite C suporta a hipótese de transmissão entre os casais. O uso compartilhado de utensílios de higiene pessoal sugere a

  4. Adaptação transcultural para o português do instrumento "Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2" utilizado para identificar violência entre casais

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    Moraes Claudia Leite

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo enfoca a avaliação da equivalência transcultural entre o instrumento Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2, concebido em inglês e usado para identificar a violência entre casais, e uma versão em português a ser proposta para uso no Brasil. Além de uma ampla revisão bibliográfica, a avaliação da equivalência conceitual e de itens, envolveu discussões de grupos de especialistas sobre a existência e pertinência em nosso meio dos conceitos teóricos subjacentes e dos itens componentes do instrumento. A avaliação da equivalência semântica constou das seguintes etapas: duas traduções e respectivas retraduções; uma avaliação subseqüente da equivalência de significado referencial e geral (conotativo entre as retraduções e o original; novos encontros com especialistas para a definição de uma versão-síntese e a pré-testagem desta, realizada em 774 mulheres. Constatou-se boa equivalência conceitual de itens e semântica, entre a versão final em português e o original, bem como uma excelente aceitabilidade. Apesar de encorajadores, os resultados obtidos devem ser revistos à luz de avaliações psicométricas futuras.

  5. As representações sociais de conjugalidade entre casais recasados Social representations of conjugality among remarried couples

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    Priscilla de Oliveira Martins Silva

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem como objetivo analisar as representações sociais (RS de conjugalidade em casais recasados. Foram realizados 2 grupos focais (1 com mulheres e 1 com homens. Os participantes possuem ao menos um filho no primeiro casamento e residem em bairros considerados de classe média ou média alta. Para a análise dos dados foi utilizada a análise de discurso. Os resultados revelam que a RS da conjugalidade configura-se como um sistema representacional, já que os elementos que a compõem são considerados objetos sociais, e; que se organiza de maneira diferente para homens e mulheres. Também, observou-se no recasamento: 1 alto grau de complexidade nas relações familiares; 2 os filhos, na visão dos pais, lidam bem com a nova dinâmica familiar; 3 a relação conjugal tende a ser mais igualitária; 4 os homens parecem apresentar a necessidade de uma parceria conjugal para a organização da vida emocional, familiar e profissional.The present study aims to analyze social representations (SR of conjugality among remarried couples. Two focus groups were held, one group with women and one group with men. All participants have at least one child from their first marriage and live at a considered middle or high-middle class neighborhood. The data were analyzed by discourse analyze. The results show conjugality SR is organized as a representational system, because the elements, that are articulated in order to form it, are considered social objects. The SR observed is organized differently by men and women. Also, it was observed in remarriage: 1 high complexity degree among family relations; 2 children, on parents point of view, deal with the new family dynamic nicely; 3 tendency of more equal conjugal relations; 4 men seem to need a conjugal partnership to organize their emotional, family and professional life.

  6. Padrões de seletividade relacionados aos casais homossexuais e heterossexuais no Brasil

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    Fernanda Fortes de Lena

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Esse artigo tem por objetivo analisar os padrões de seletividade marital entre os casais heterossexuais e os casais homossexuais no Brasil, investigando os níveis de escolaridade, cor/raça e grupo etário. Inicialmente foi feita uma análise descritiva dos dados com o intuito de caracterizar a população estudada e os diferenciais entre os tipos de casais. Além disso, esse artigo utiliza tabelas de contingência e modelos log-lineares para compreender as formas de associações entre os casais e quais variáveis influenciam a seletividade dos parceiros. Os resultados mostram que cor/raça e escolaridade têm maior influência na seletividade dos casais heterossexuais, enquanto cor/raça e grupo etário são mais relevantes para os casais homossexuais em relação aos seus padrões de seletividade. Portanto, é possível identificar a existência de diferenças entre as características de seletividade entre esses casais e seus padrões, o que abre margem para estudos posteriores que possam aprofundar a compreensão das distinções entre esses padrões, no sentido de encontrar formas de tentar explicá-las e suas possíveis consequências no Brasil.

  7. Adoção de crianças por casais homoafetivos: um estudo comparativo entre universitários de Direito e de Psicologia Children adoption by homosexual couples: a comparative study between law and psychology students

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    Ludgleydson Fernandes de Araújo

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa objetivou analisar e comparar as Representações Sociais (RS de estudantes em fase final do curso de psicologia e de direito acerca da adoção de crianças por casais homossexuais. Para tanto a amostra foi não-probabilística e intencional constituída de 104 universitários, de ambos os sexos (56% feminino e 44% masculino, sendo 51 concluintes do curso de Direito e 53 concluintes do curso de Psicologia. Utilizaram-se questionários com perguntas fechadas. Posteriormente foi categorizada pela análise de conteúdo temática de Bardin (1977/2000. Perceberam-se posicionamentos contrários dos universitários acerca da adoção de crianças por casais homossexuais. No que diz respeito às conseqüências para a criança emergiram conteúdos tais como: influência na orientação sexual, preconceito e ausência de referencial materno/paterno. Os universitários de Psicologia mencionaram que tal fato poderia desenvolver distúrbios psicológicos, ao passo que os universitários de Direito ancoraram suas RS nos problemas morais. Evidenciou-se a necessidade do fomento de mecanismos psicossociais e jurídicos que contribuam na elucidação desta temática complexa e dinâmica na sociedade contemporânea.The objective of this research was to analyze and to compare the Social Representations of last year's undergraduate law and psychology students regarding the adoption of children by homosexual couples. For this purpose, the sample was non-probabilistic and intentional and it was composed of 104 students of both genders (56% female and 44% male; 51 students were graduating in Law, and 53 were graduating in Psychology. Closed questioned questionnaires were used. The data was categorized by Bardin's (1977/2000 thematic content analysis. Contrary attitudes were perceived from the students regarding the adoption of children adoption by homosexual couples. Concerning the consequences to the child, contents such as influence on sexual

  8. Adolfo Casais Monteiro y la literatura española / Adolfo Casais Monteiro and sapanish literature.

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    Antonio Sáez Delgado

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El escritor Adolfo Casais Monteiro, una de las figuras más importantes del denominado 2º Modernismo portugués, se interesó por la obra de algunos escritores españoles de las primeras décadas del siglo XX, como Antonio Machado o Benjamín Jarnés. Estas relaciones sirven para demostrar que el diálogo establecido alrededor de la línea cronológica establecida entre la Generación del 27 española y el 2º Modernismo portugués produjo algunos resultados significativos. Abstract: Adolfo Casais Monteiro, one of the most important names of the "Second Portuguese Modernism", was interested in the works of some of the Spanish writers of the early 20th century such as Antonio Machado and Benjamín Jarnés. These relationships demonstrate that the dialogue between the timeline established by the Spanish Generation of '27 and the Second Portuguese Modernism produced some significant results.

  9. Estilos de Vida Líquidos: Casais Dinc (Duplo Ingresso, Nenhuma Criança

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    Iara Silva da Silva

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Na contemporaneidade surgem novas configurações familiares, casais com dupla renda, nenhuma criança (DINC, objeto deste estudo. Investiga-se o seu estilo de vida, através da triangulação de métodos e técnicas de pesquisa de vertentes qualitativa e quantitativa. Como evidências destacam-se: estilo de vida plural típico da pós-modernidade que valoriza a liberdade para seguir por caminhos diferentes dos convencionais. Mesmo se tratando de uma subcultura específica, os casais heterossexuais sem filhos têm estilos de vida diversos: os encasulados priorizam a casa, o lar; os conformados têm afinidade mediana com a casa, não cuidam da saúde e gostam de tecnologia; os conjugados que, entre os grupos de pertença, priorizam o cônjuge.DOI:10.5585/remark.v12i1.2385

  10. Adoção de Crianças por Casais Homossexuais: As Representações Sociais

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    Santos, José Victor De Oliveira; Araújo, Ludgleydson Fernandes de; Negreiros, Fauston; Cerqueira-Santos, Elder

    2018-01-01

    Resumo A presente pesquisa objetivou identificar as representações sociais da adoção por casais homoafetivos na realidade brasileira. Participaram 589 adultos, de ambos os sexos, com idades entre 18 e 69 anos (M= 27,43, DP= 9,0) de diferentes regiões do país. Utilizaram-se entrevistas estruturadas e questionários sociodemográficos que foram analisados pelo software Iramuteq, que por sua vez apreendeu as representações sociais em classes de proximidade lexical. Os resultados apontaram, na Clas...

  11. Violencia sexual entre compañeros y violencia en parejas adolescentes

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    Ortega Ruiz, Rosario; Ortega Rivera, Francisco Javier; Sánchez Jiménez, Virginia

    2008-01-01

    El presente estudio ha analizado la presencia de violencia sexual entre compañeros y en las parejas adolescentes y jóvenes. Específicamente se han estudiado las diferencias por sexo, edad y estadio de la relación sentimental tanto en violencia sexual entre iguales como en las parejas, en una muestra de 490 adolescentes (55,7% chicos, 44,3% chicas, edad media 16.08 años). Los resultados descriptivos mostraron la misma incidencia de violencia sexual entre iguales y en las pa...

  12. ¿Existen diferencias en riesgo sexual entre adolescentes heterosexuales y no heterosexuales?

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    Alexandra Morales

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio transversal descriptivo es analizar la relación entre la orientación sexual informada y el riesgo sexual durante la adolescencia, examinando factores cognitivos, actitudinales y comportamentales. Participaron 815 adolescentes españoles (15-18 años de ambos sexos, de los que 5% se autodefinió como no heterosexual (n = 40. Se evaluó comportamiento sexual, conocimientos y actitud hacia el VIH, norma percibida y búsqueda de sensaciones sexuales. Se realizaron grupos equitativos para los análisis estadísticos. Los adolescentes no heterosexuales emplean el preservativo más consistentemente y presentan una actitud más favorable hacia este método de protección cuando existen obstáculos respecto a los heterosexuales. La orientación sexual predijo el uso preservativo en el 90% de las relaciones sexuales. Los resultados sugieren que la preferencia sexual tiene un efecto significativo en la asunción del riesgo sexual.

  13. Tabus sexuais entre professores e alunos Sexual taboos among teachers and students

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    Antônio Zuin

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available O poder da sexualidade nas relações entre professores e alunos é tão intenso quanto o esforço feito pelos agentes educacionais em negá-lo. O termo tabu representa a exata designação do que tal terminologia suscita: algo misterioso e, principalmente, proibido. De fato, a questão sexual entre professores e alunos concerne a uma esfera tão proibitiva que sequer é mencionada, haja vista a escassez de pesquisas que versam a esse respeito. Daí o objetivo deste artigo, ou seja, analisar a ambivalência dos sentimentos de amor e de ódio que se objetivam na sexualidade existente entre professores e alunos.The power of sexuality in teacher-student relationships is as intense as the effort made by educational institutions to deny it. The term "taboo"represents the exact designation of what such terminology means: something mysterious and mainly forbidden. In fact, the sexual issue among teachers and students concerns such a forbidding sphere that it is hardly mentioned, which explains the little research that has been carried out in this field. Thus, this paper is aimed at analyzing the ambivalence of feelings of love and hate found in the teacher-student sexuality.

  14. Compatibilidad sexual entre dos tipos de Hylocerus (Cactaceae

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    Roberta Castillo M

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Dos de los tipos de pitahaya mas cultivados en la Península de Yucatán, México, difieren principalmente por el color de su cáscara, el primero es de color rojo (Uqroo1, perteneciente a Hylocereus undatus, mientras que en el segundo es color amarillo claro (Uqroo2, hasta el momento también identificado como H. undatus; este último es mas dulce. En ambos tipos de pitahayas, se realizaron autopolinizaciones y polinizaciones cruzadas directas y recíprocas, con el propósito de evaluar el efecto en la cantidad de frutos que lograron su desarrollo. Se midieron algunas variables para detectar la influencia del progenitor paterno en algunas características del fruto. Los testigos se obtuvieron de flores polinizadas libremente. El diseño experimental utilizado fue completamente al azar, con 15 repeticiones por tratamiento. Se encontró que Uqroo1 es autocompatible, mientras que Uqroo2 es autoincompatible. Los testigos de ambos tipos alcanzaron el mismo peso, y los frutos de Uqroo2 logrados por polinización cruzada tuvieron un peso similar al de los testigos o fueron significativamente mas pesados. Algunas variables resultaron positivamente correlacionados; el coeficiente entre el número de semillas y el peso total del fruto fue de r = 0.84. La correlación mas alta (r = 0.97 resultó entre el peso total y el peso de la pulpa. En los frutos obtenidos por polinización cruzada prevalecieron las características del progenitor materno. Se recomienda cultivar la Pitahaya blanca con otro tipo de pitahaya, además de Uqroo1There are two types of pitahaya that are cultivated in Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. They differ mainly in the skin color of the fruit, one of them has a red skin (Uqroo1, while the other has a light yellow skin (Uqroo2 both belong to Hylocereus undatus (Haworth Britt. & Rose. The yellow skin pitahaya is the sweetest. The studies were conducted using the methods of self pollination and cross pollination, with direct crosses and

  15. Frecuencia de relaciones sexuales en parejas casadas: diferencias entre hombres y mujeres

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    José Moral de la Rubia

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar los factores que predicen la frecuencia de las relaciones sexuales en una muestra no probabilística de 100 parejas casadas, analizando los datos por sexos. Los resultados mostraron que la frecuencia promedio de relaciones sexuales fue de 1 a 2 veces a la semana. 49% de los participantes estaban satisfechos sexualmente, 21.5% ligeramente insatisfechos y 29.5% bastante insatisfechos, sin diferencia estadística entre los cónyuges. Dos tercios de lo...

  16. Empatía: diferencias entre abusadores sexuales, delincuentes violentos y un grupo control

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    Zulma Yadira Cepeda Rodríguez

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue explorar, describir y comparar la variable empatía en tres grupos: agresores sexuales de menores de edad, delincuentes violentos no sexuales y personas sin historia de reclusión en establecimientos carcelarios, por medio de una investigación transeccional de tipo descriptivo- comparativo. Para evaluar la variable de estudio se tradujo y adaptó al español el instrumento de medición The Child Molester Empathy Measure. Posteriormente esta escala se aplicó a una muestra de conveniencia de 149 hombres, en edades entre los 18 y 57 años. Los principales resultados obtenidos ponen de manifiesto que existen diferencias significativas en el factor afectivo y cognitivo de la empatía entre agresores sexuales y delincuentes violentos, y que los primeros reportan menor empatía cuando la situación evalúa a sus propias víctimas. Finalmente, se resalta la importancia de evaluar en futuros estudios otras variables psicológicas asociadas a la empatía, como las distorsiones cognitivas, la autoestima, entre otras.

  17. Satisfação sexual na demência Sexual satisfaction in dementia

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    Marcela Moreira Lima Nogueira

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: A demência pode resultar em comprometimento da intimidade e sexualidade de casais idosos. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar alterações na atividade sexual, bem como os fatores de satisfação e/ou insatisfação sexual de casais nos quais um dos parceiros possua demência. MÉTODO: Busca nas bases de dados ISI, PubMed/Medline e SciELO de artigos sobre sexualidade na demência, entre janeiro de 1990 e março de 2012, utilizando as palavras-chave: "demência", "satisfação sexual", "intimidade" e "sexualidade". RESULTADOS: Foram encontrados 12 artigos. A sobrecarga de cuidados e a alteração de papéis na relação conjugal foram consideradas as principais causas para o declínio da atividade sexual. A disfunção erétil em pacientes e cônjuges, a capacidade decisória para o consentimento da relação sexual por parte do paciente demenciado e os problemas referentes à idade e à saúde (física e emocional do cônjuge e/ou paciente foram os fatores associados à insatisfação sexual. CONCLUSÃO: A intimidade e a atividade sexual dos casais em que um dos parceiros é portador de demência são influenciadas negativamente pela relação de cuidados decorrente da doença e pela sobrecarga dos cônjuges. Por outro lado, a atividade sexual pode ser positivamente substituída por demonstrações de carinho e empatia entre os cônjuges.BACKGROUND: Dementia may result on impairment in intimacy and sexuality of elderly couples. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate changes in sexual activity, as well as the factors which cause sexual satisfaction and/or dissatisfaction in couples in which one of the partners has dementia. METHOD: A search at ISI, PubMed/Medline and SciELO was made for articles about sexuality in dementia, from January 1990 to March 2012, using the keywords: "dementia", "sexual satisfaction", "intimacy" and "sexuality". RESULTS: Twelve articles were selected. The burden of care and the change of roles in couples' relationship were the main reasons for

  18. Entre el silencio y la impunidad: violencia sexual en escenarios de conflicto

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    Marta Torres Falcón

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la violencia sexual contra las mujeres en escenarios de conflicto armado en América Latina. Los temas principales son el vínculo entre violencia social y violencia de género, el concepto de violencia sexual en la teoría y práctica de los derechos humanos y su alta incidencia en situaciones de conflicto. En distintos espacios sociales, la violencia contra las mujeres es invisible (o invisibilizada, aun si es extrema. La definición de la violencia sexual como crimen de lesa humanidad es muy reciente y sigue siendo controvertida. Sin embargo, se han dado ya pasos importantes en este proceso.

  19. Casais de mesmo sexo e parentalidade: um olhar sobre o uso das tecnologias reprodutivas

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    Vitule, Camila; Couto, Marcia Thereza; Machin, Rosana

    2015-01-01

    O artigo discute as concepções dos casais de mesmo sexo sobre o uso de Tecnologias Reprodutivas (TR) na efetivação do projeto de parentalidade. O estudo, de natureza qualitativa, baseou-se em entrevistas semiestruturadas, realizadas em 2011 e 2012 com 26 entrevistados residentes da Grande São Paulo/Brasil (12 casais, um homem e uma mulher). É apontado que os laços biológicos são preponderantes nos discursos das mulheres, havendo tendência destas a quererem utilizar as TR, sobretudo a ROPA (Re...

  20. ACTITUDES HACIA LA COMUNICACIÓN SEXUAL ENTRE PADRES/MADRES Y ADOLESCENTES EN PUERTO RICO*

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    Fernández, Ana Michelle; McFarlane, Melvin Negrón; González, Ricardo; Díaz, Leslie; Betancourt-Díaz, Elba; Cintrón-Bou, Francheska; Varas-Díaz, Nelson; Villarruel, Antonia

    2017-01-01

    RESUMEN La comunicación sobre sexualidad entre padres/madres y adolescentes enfrenta dificultades particulares producto de factores socioculturales. Este estudio tuvo como objetivo documentar las actitudes de padres/madres y adolescentes hacia la comunicación sobre temas de sexualidad. Los resultados emanan de la medición inicial del Proyecto Cuídalos. Los datos de este estudio forman parte de un estudio amplio que evaluó un módulo interactivo basado en la web para mejorar comunicación sobre temas de salud entre padres/madres y adolescentes entre 13–17 años. En este artículo, reportamos datos basales que contestaron los/as participantes sobre comodidad al hablar sobre temas de salud sexual. La muestra, de los datos aquí expuestos, estuvo compuesta por 458 diadas de madres/padres y sus hijos/as adolescentes (n=916). Se realizó análisis de frecuencias y medidas de tendencia central con los datos obtenidos inicialmente. La edad promedio de los adolescentes fue de 15 años, de los que un 15% se encontraban activos sexualmente. Los/as adolescentes tienen mejor disposición que los/as padres/madres para hablar sobre sexualidad. Sin embargo, los/as padres/madres entienden que comparten suficiente información sobre temas relacionados a la sexualidad. Los/as padres/madres y adolescentes reportaron algún grado de dificultad e incomodidad al hablar sobre métodos específicos de prevención. Los resultados destacan la necesidad de incorporar a los/as padres/madres en intervenciones con adolescentes sobre temas de salud sexual. En Puerto Rico es necesario desarrollar programas dirigidos a minimizar las conductas sexuales de alto riesgo en jóvenes. PMID:28736599

  1. Sexo sin palabras. La función del silencio en el intercambio sexual anónimo entre hombres

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    Jose Antonio Langarita Adiego

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El intercambio sexual anónimo entre hombres es una práctica habitual en diferentes espacios públicos. Esta actividad se desarrolla en una coyuntura marcada por una segregación sexual en la que la lógica de la heterosexualidad se convierte en hegemónica y hace que aquellas conductas o deseos que se escapen del binomio hombre/mujer sean desacreditados y objeto de sanción. El intercambio sexual anónimo se presenta como una práctica que responde a la necesidad de satisfacer los deseos entre hombres en un contexto de hostilidad sexual. Este intercambio, como cualquier otra actividad social, esta marcado por unas normas y consensos que regulan la relación, dejando al silencio un lugar primordial para poder garantizar el máximo anonimato posible entre los participantes. De este modo, el silencio se convierte en una herramienta indispensable para el acuerdo sexual y para la garantía del secreto, trasladando así el discurso dominante que invisibiliza la diferencia sexual al proceso de negociación y acuerdo entre los hombres que participan en este tipo de interacción.

  2. Asociación entre múltiples parejas sexuales y el inicio temprano de relaciones sexuales coitales en estudiantes universitarios

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    María Teresa Hurtado de Mendoza Zabalgoitia

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available ntroducción . Los estudiantes universitarios tienen relaciones sexuales coitales a temprana edad con múltiples parejas sexuales, practicando diversas modalidades como: sexo casual, transaccional y grupal, que los hace vulnerables a embarazarse y adquirir infecciones de transmisión sexual. Método . Se llevó a cabo un estudio transversal a 1854 estudiantes universitarios del área de la salud, (medicina, enfermería, odonto logía y psicología de dos universidades públicas del Estado de México, entre 18 y 24 años, estableciendo asociación por medio de X 2 con el inicio temprano de relaciones sexuales coitales, el número de parejas sexuales, llevar a cabo sexo grupal, transacc ional y casual. Resultados . Los hombres iniciaron relaciones sexuales coitales a menor edad que las mujeres. En los hombres se observa asociación ( p =.001 entre el inicio temprano de relaciones sexuales coitales con llevar a cabo sexo casual, transaccional y grupal. En las mujeres se asocia el inicio temprano de relaciones sexuales con sexo casual y con mayor número de parejas sexuales con diferencias estadísticamente significativas. Conclusión . Los estudiantes que tienen relaciones sexuales coitales a temp rana edad, tienen más parejas sexuales y llevan a cabo sexo casual, transaccional y grupal que los hace vulnerables a adquirir infecciones de transmisión sexual así como embarazos no planeados.

  3. Los espacios de la prostitución en Tijuana: turismo sexual entre varones

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    Nora Leticia Bringas Rábago

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aquí se presenta un primer acercamiento al fenómeno del turismo sexual entre varones en Tijuana, a partir de la identificación de los espacios donde se lleva a cabo la prostitución masculina en el primer cuadro de la ciudad. También se analizan algunas prácticas sociales relacionadas con el uso y apropiación del espacio por parte de los sexoservidores. La aproximación al estudio del turismo sexual es a través de la dimensión espacial, la cual permite conocer cómo interactúan, se relacionan y se transforman los lugares donde se ejerce. A partir de las variables de accesibilidad, oportunidad y restricción se definen los espacios de la prostitución. Y, para identificarlos, la observación no participante fue fundamental en los recorridos de campo, así como las entrevistas a profundidad a sexoservidores que ofrecen sus servicios a turistas. Los primeros hallazgos muestran que ellos no son usuarios pasivos del territorio donde prestan sus servicios,sino que lo adaptan y transforman hasta apropiárselo y generar espacios donde se reconocen y se sienten más seguros y protegidos, no sólo de sus clientes, sino también de la policía.

  4. Distorsiones cognitivas: diferencias entre abusadores sexuales, delincuentes violentos y un grupo control

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    José Ignacio Ruiz Pérez

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available A través de una investigación transeccional de tipo descriptivo- comparativo, se propuso como objetivo realizar la exploración, descripción y comparación de la variable distorsiones cognitivas en tres grupos diferentes: hombres condenados por delitos sexuales a menores de edad, delincuentes violentos no sexuales y personas sin historia de privación de la libertad en establecimientos carcelarios. Para la evaluación de la variable de estudio se tradujo y adaptó al español la Cognitive Scale, y posteriormente se aplicó a 149 personas del género masculino, en edades entre los 18 y 57 años. Los principales resultados obtenidos ponen de manifiesto que aun cuando no existen diferencias significativas a nivel general en la variable, el grupo de agresores sexuales presentó distorsiones asociadas a la justificación y minimización del hecho delictivo. Y considerándose un resultado sorprendente, el grupo de comparación mostró mayor presencia de distorsiones cognitivas que los conjuntos de personas reclusas. Finalmente, se sugiere recurrir a otros métodos de evaluación que permitan, por medio del relato hablado, la identificación de distorsiones cognitivas en población penitenciaria, las cuales podrían solaparse en técnicas de medición convencionales que son contestadas en términos de aquiescencia.

  5. Relación entre estilos de comunicación y satisfacción sexual en estudiantes universitarios

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    Isaac Uribe Alvarado

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio fue identificar la relación entre los estilos de comunicación y la satisfacción en adultos jóvenes. Participaron 278 hombres y mujeres estudiantes universitarios de nueve carreras profesionales, con rango de edad 20 a 30 años y un promedio de 22 años. Se aplicó la Escala de Estilos de Comunicación y Satisfacción Sexual elaborada para tal fin, esta compuesta por 61 afirmaciones con respuestas del 1 al 5, con un alpha total de .85 y una varianza de 42.58%. En los resultados destacan correlaciones positivas moderadas entre los factores "estilo de comunicación apertura" y "satisfacción sexual"; también destacan diferencias significativas entre hombres y mujeres con respecto al empleo de los estilos de comunicación. Se concluye que el uso de un determinado estilo de comunicación entre los miembros de la pareja, influye directamente en su satisfacción sexual.

  6. Presença das Marcas no Universo dos Casais DINK Heterossexuais Brasileiros

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    Iara Silva da Silva

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo estuda os indivíduos heterossexuais brasileiros que compõem casais DINK (dupla renda, nenhuma criança, seus hábitos de consumo e suas relações com as marcas. Pesquisa exploratória (qualitativa e descritiva (quantitativa são usadas, possibilitando a triangulação dos dados coletados nas duas fases do estudo. Os casais estudados podem ser segmentados em três grupos. Os “clássicos” têm relação com a casa; cuidam da saúde; associam marcas à qualidade e têm acima de 50 anos de idade. Os “conectados” se dizem indiferentes às marcas, consomem tecnologia e TV por assinatura, são predominantemente homens. Os “emergentes” não têm vínculo com a casa. Na hora da compra consideram o prestígio das marcas. Anseiam por status e são os mais jovens.

  7. TEOLOGIA MORAL E A PRÁXIS DOS CASAIS CATÓLICOS

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    Bernardino Leers

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Várias pesquisas de opinião demonstram que a grande maioria dos católicos, casais e pais, não aceitam a doutrina oficial sobre a “paternidade responsável”. Evitando qualquer solução cômoda e inspirado pelos textos do Concílio Vaticano II e seus autores principais, o A. procura analisar pistas teológicas: o princípio da Encarnação; a universalidade das consciências morais; a autonomia das realidade terrestres; os leigos no povo de Deus, protagonistas da ação no mundo. Pelo diálogo com os casais e a convergência dos posicionamentos, sob a luz dos Espírito Santo, abrir-se-á o caminho da solução. ABSTRACT: Several opinion based polls demonstrate that the great majority of catholics, couples and parents, do not accept the official doctrine concerning “responsible parenthood”. Avoiding any easy solution and inspired by the texts of the Vatican Council II and its principal authors, some theological clues are analyzed: the principle of the Incarnation; the universality of moral consciences; the autonomy of terrestrial realities; the laity in the people of God as protagonists of action in the world. Through dialogue with couples and through the convergence of stances under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the way toward a possible solution may be opened up.

  8. Percepções de casais heterossexuais acerca do uso da camisinha feminina Percepciones de parejas heterosexuales acerca del uso del preservativo femenino Heterosexual couples perception about the using of female condom

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    Vera Lúcia de Oliveira Gomes

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, nesta pesquisa exploratório-descritiva, qualitativa, conhecer as percepções de casais heterossexuais jovens, acerca do uso da camisinha feminina e compreender os fatores que propiciam e dificultam seu uso rotineiro. Coletaram-se os dados em outubro e novembro de 2007, por meio de questionário autoaplicável. Utilizou-se o Discurso do Sujeito Coletivo na análise. A idade dos 26 informantes variou entre 20 e 27 anos. Apreendeu-se que conhecem a eficiência desse método, mas reconhecem a dificuldade das mulheres para a negociação. Como limitantes apresentam pequena divulgação e alto custo. Do ato sexual protegido por camisinha feminina emergiram depoimentos discordantes. Uns enfocam o desconforto, dor e aparência grotesca, outros abordam a praticidade, confiabilidade e prazer; no entanto, salientam que a falta de familiaridade e o desconhecimento são fatores que desencadeiam grande parte das dificuldades, evidenciando, assim, a necessidade de implementação de novas estratégias de educação em saúde.Esta pesquisa exploratoria-descriptiva, cualitativa, tuvo como objetivo conocer las percepciones de parejas heterosexuales jóvenes acerca del uso del preservativo femenino y comprender los factores que proporcionan y dificultan su uso rutinario. Los datos fueron recogidos en octubre y noviembre de 2007 a través de cuestionario autoaplicable. Fue utilizado el Discurso del Sujeto Colectivo en el análisis. La edad de los/as 26 informantes ha variado entre 20 y 27 años. Se ha aprehendido que conocen la eficiencia de ese método, pero reconocen la dificultad de las mujeres para la negociación. Como limitantes presentan pequeña divulgación y alto costo. Del ato sexual protegido por preservativo femenino emergieron testimonios discordantes. Unos enfocan la incomodidad, dolor y apariencia grotesca, otros abordan la practicidad, confiabilidad y placer, sin embargo resaltan que la falta de familiaridad y el desconocimiento son

  9. Homonormatividad y existencia sexual. Amistades peligrosas entre género y sexualidad

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    Ángel Moreno Sánchez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En nuestra sociedad la dicotomía homosexual/heterosexual se basa en la elección también dicotómica del género del compañero/a sexual (hombre/mujer. Por tanto, la homosexualidad es funcional al sistema de género en tanto que hace del compañero/a sexual una barrera de selección. No supera al género, sino que lo reproduce. La elección de compañero/a sexual en función de su género contribuye a la esencialización de las identidades sexuales. La heterosexualidad obligatoria lleva aparejada, de manera indisoluble, una homosexualidad obligatoria u homonormatividad. Nos referimos a la homonormatividad como el constructo cultural que convierte a la homosexualidad en un espacio normativizado de disidencia sexual; que asume al género como elemento generador de relaciones, prácticas e identidades sexuales y complementa la heteronormatividad a pesar de ponerla en cuestión. La homonormatividad contribuye a la construcción de una jerarquía de las sexualidades, en la que a aquellas personas que mantienen relaciones sexuales con hombres y mujeres indistintamente se las sitúa el lugar más bajo y se las sanciona socialmente. La bisexualidad no es más que un punto de fuga en un sistema dicotómico de identidades sexuales y, como tal, aparece como una propuesta subalterna. La homonormatividad facilita además la subordinación de la identidad homosexual a la heterosexual, a través de la recreación hiperbólica que desde la hegemonía heterosexual se realiza sobre la identidad homosexual.

  10. Sexo y anonimato. Notas sobre los participantes en encuentros sexuales entre hombres en espacios públicos

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    Langarita Adiego, Jose Antonio

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper analyses the relationship between social class, race, age, sexual identity and desire among men who practice cruising, the act of anonymous sexual relationships with other men in public space. The basic techniques used to obtain the data for analysis were through the qualitative methods of participant observation and interviews. This work show that the so-called gay community is a social construction that largely reproduces the stratification systems of society. In addition, it allows an analysis on how the the relationship among participants is structured according to the territory which it operates, the social class of the participants and their origin. Furthermore, it covers the identity conflicts originated from the heterosexual identity and homosexual practice in cruising areas.En este artículo se analizan las relaciones entre clase social, raza, edad, identidad sexual y deseo entre los hombres que practican cruising, es decir, que mantienen relaciones sexuales anónimas con otros hombres en espacios públicos. Para la obtención de los datos que se presentan en esta investigación se ha llevado a cabo un trabajo de campo basado en el método cualitativo y en el que la observación participante y la entrevista han sido las dos técnicas básicas de acceso a la información. Este trabajo demuestra que la llamada comunidad gay es una construcción social que reproduce, en buena medida, los sistemas de estratificación de nuestra sociedad. Pero además, permite analizar cómo se estructura la relación entre los participantes en función del territorio en el que se desarrolla la actividad, de la clase social a la que pertenecen y de su origen. Así mismo, se abordan los conflictos derivados de una identidad heterosexual y una práctica homosexual en las zonas de cruising.

  11. Violência sexual e associação com a percepção individual de saúde entre mulheres gestantes Violencia sexual y asociación con la percepción individual de salud entre mujeres gestantes Sexual violence and its association with health self-perception among pregnant women

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    Nicole Moraes Rêgo De Aquino

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de histórico de violência sexual entre mulheres gestantes e sua associação com a percepção de saúde. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, com 179 mulheres maiores de 14 anos e grávidas de 14 a 28 semanas, entrevistadas em serviços públicos de saúde em São Paulo, SP, entre os anos de 2006 e 2007. Os instrumentos utilizados foram: inventário de violência sexual, inventário de dados sociodemográficos e questionário de qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde: "Medical Outcomes 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey" (SF-12®. Mulheres com e sem história de violência sexual foram comparadas quanto à idade, escolaridade, ocupação, estado civil, cor da pele e autopercepção de saúde física e mental. A violência sexual foi caracterizada em penetrativa ou não penetrativa. RESULTADOS: Houve prevalência de 39,1% de violência sexual entre as entrevistadas, sendo 20% do tipo penetrativo, cometida sobretudo por agressores conhecidos. Em 57% das mulheres a primeira agressão ocorreu antes dos 14 anos. Não houve diferenças sociodemográficas entre mulheres que sofreram e as que não sofreram violência sexual. Escores médios de percepção de saúde física entre as entrevistadas com antecedente de violência sexual foram menores (42,2; DP=8,3 do que das mulheres sem este antecedente (51,0; DP=7,5 (pOBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de histórico de violencia sexual entre mujeres gestantes y su asociación con la percepción de salud. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal, con 179 mujeres mayores de 14 años y embarazadas de 14 a 28 semanas, entrevistadas en servicios públicos de salud en Sao Paulo, Sureste de Brasil, entre los años de 2006 y 2007. Los instrumentos utilizados fueron: inventario de violencia sexual, inventario de datos sociodemográficos y cuestionario de calidad de vida relacionada con la salud: "Medical Outcomes 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey" (SF-12 ®. Mujeres con y sin historia de violencia

  12. Empatía: diferencias entre abusadores sexuales, delincuentes violentos y un grupo control

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    Cepeda Rodríguez, Zulma Yadira; Ruiz Pérez, José Ignacio

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo fue explorar, describir y comparar la variable empatía en tres grupos: agresores sexuales de menores de edad, delincuentes violentos no sexuales y personas sin historia de reclusión en establecimientos carcelarios, por medio de una investigación transeccional de tipo descriptivo- comparativo. Para evaluar la variable de estudio se tradujo y adaptó al español el instrumento de medición The Child Molester Empathy Measure. Posteriormente esta escala se aplicó a una muestra de conveni...

  13. La iniciación sexual entre mujeres de sectores vulnerables en cuatro provincias argentinas

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    Georgina Binstock

    Full Text Available Este artículo examina el calendario y contexto en el que ocurre la iniciación sexual en base a una encuesta a 1571 mujeres adolescentes y jóvenes en tres capitales provinciales y en el área metropolitana de Buenos Aires. En primer lugar, se analiza la edad a la que ocurre el debut sexual para las diferentes generaciones. Seguidamente, se aborda el rol que juegan el contexto de crianza, la escolaridad y el inicio de relaciones románticas en precipitar o retrasar la iniciación sexual. Finalmente, se describen las circunstancias en que ocurre la iniciación, incluyendo el vínculo con la pareja, el uso de anticoncepción, y el lugar que cumplen la escuela, la familia y el grupo de pares como fuente de información respecto de la sexualidad y los métodos anticonceptivos. El análisis compara la experiencia de las adolescentes con las de las jóvenes para identificar cambios generacionales en las circunstancias relativas al debut sexual.

  14. Um estudo de follow up em psicoterapia psicanalítica de casais

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    Maria Galrão Rios

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Por 11 anos desenvolvemos uma pesquisa envolvendo uma proposta interventiva com famílias que buscam atendimento em um serviço-escola, com demanda localizada na criança. Por meio da psicoterapia psicanalítica com o casal procuramos atingir a remissão dos sintomas do(s filho(s. O objetivo deste estudo é refletir sobre a manutenção das mudanças psíquicas ocorridas nesse tipo de clínica, que abrange a esfera conjugal e familiar, ao longo do tempo. Com base na metodologia de estudo de caso e no referencial psicanalítico, foram analisados dois casos clínicos enfatizando-se as sessões de follow up: dois casais que estiveram em processo terapêutico, respectivamente, por três anos e por dois anos e meio, sendo realizadas duas sessões de acompanhamento após o término da terapia. Esse tipo de intervenção mostrou-se efetiva para a elucidação de conflitos conjugais latentes e como promovedora de um ambiente saudável e favorecedor do desenvolvimento emocional da criança.

  15. Sexual transmission of hepatitis C Transmissão sexual da hepatite C

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    Norma de Paula Cavalheiro

    2007-10-01

    �micos heterossexuais onde um dos cônjuges apresenta a infecção pelo HCV? A literatura apresenta números que vão de zero a 27%, porém a maioria dos trabalhos afirma que as chances de transmissão são baixas ou quase nulas e aqui as porcentagens oscilam entre 0% e 3%. A transmissão intradomiciliar é fortemente considerada e mencionada como fator de confusão quando se menciona transmissão entre casais, pois se deve considerar que o compartilhamento de utensílios de higiene pessoal como lâmina de barbear, escova de dente, alicates de manicure e cortadores de unhas atuam como fator de risco importante para a transmissão do HCV dentro do domicílio. Transmissão sexual e/ou transmissão intrafamiliar, esta revisão trás à tona ambas hipóteses discutidas em diversos trabalhos pelo mundo.

  16. Relaciones entre abuso sexual en la infancia, trastorno de estrés post-traumático (TEPT) y perjuicios cognitivos

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    Borges, Jeane Lessinger; Dell'Aglio, Débora Dalbosco

    2008-01-01

    Este estudo teórico aponta as relações entre abuso sexual infantil, transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT) e prejuízos cognitivos. A perspectiva cognitiva dos efeitos do abuso sexual e do TEPT foi adotada nesta revisão. O abuso sexual contra crianças pode ser considerado um fator de risco para o desenvolvimento infantil, devido às severas seqüelas cognitivas, emocionais e comportamentais relacionadas à sua ocorrência, podendo seu impacto envolver efeitos a curto e longo prazos e estende...

  17. Uso de condón en la primera relación sexual en estudiantes entre 18 y 26 años de una Universidad Pública

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    Javier Martínez Torres; Lince Parada Capacho; Klarenna Duarte

    2013-01-01

    El conocimiento de las prácticas sexuales en los adultos jóvenes es necesario para ejecutar acciones preventivas enfocadas a la disminución de infecciones de transmisión sexual y embarazos no deseados. Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia de uso de condón en la primera relación sexual en estudiantes universitarios. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo trasversal con análisis de casos y controles, en estudiantes universitarios entre 18 y 26 años de edad, el tamaño de la mue...

  18. Relação entre consumo de drogas e comportamento sexual de estudantes de 2o grau de São Paulo Relationship between drug consumption and sexual behavior among high school students of São Paulo

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    Sandra Scivoletto

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar a relação entre o consumo de substâncias psicoativas e o comportamento sexual de estudantes de uma escola pública de segundo grau na cidade de São Paulo. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Foram colhidos 689 questionários, que foram respondidos por alunos com idades entre 13 e 21 anos. Os questionários continham questões sobre o consumo de substâncias psicoativas e comportamento sexual. Assim, comparou-se as diferenças de comportamento sexual entre os usuários e os não usuários de drogas. RESULTADOS: Os usuários de drogas ilícitas (n=366 referiram: maior história de relação sexual completa: 80,8% dos usuários contra 57,6% dos não usuários (n=305, (pOBJECTIVE: Investigate the relationship between drug consumption and sexual behavior in a population of high school students attending a public school in the city of São Paulo. METHOD: Questionnaires (a total of 689 were gathered from students with ages between 14 and 21 years old who responded to this study. The questionnaires contained questions about the consumption of psychoative substances and sexual behavior. Then, sexual behavior was compared for differences between drug users and non-users. RESULTS: Illicit drug users (n=366 demonstrated a higher prevalence of complete sexual intercourse: 80,8% of users versus 57,6% of non-users (n=305, p<0,0001; earlier initiation of sexual activity (on average 15,2 years in users versus 15,7 in non-users, p<0,005; more payments for sexual acts (31,1% of users versus 15% of non-users, p<0,001; and a trend toward lesser usage of condoms (56,8% of users versus 65,3% of non-users, p<0,10. The results also were similar when we studied each type of drug separately and the associaton of different types of drugs. CONCLUSIONS: Frequency of drug use was not related to sexual behavior. Alcohol and cannabis were the drugs most associated with sexual risk behavior. Crack use was associated with earlier initiation of sexual activity.

  19. Uso de condón en la primera relación sexual en estudiantes entre 18 y 26 años de una Universidad Pública

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    Javier Martínez Torres

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available El conocimiento de las prácticas sexuales en los adultos jóvenes es necesario para ejecutar acciones preventivas enfocadas a la disminución de infecciones de transmisión sexual y embarazos no deseados. Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia de uso de condón en la primera relación sexual en estudiantes universitarios. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo trasversal con análisis de casos y controles, en estudiantes universitarios entre 18 y 26 años de edad, el tamaño de la muestra fue de 580 participantes. Resultados: Aproximadamente la mitad de los estudiados refirieron haber usado el condón, durante la primera relación sexual; no se encontró asociación entre el género masculino y el uso del preservativo en la primera relación sexual, similar tendencia se encontró con el estrato y la religión. Al realizar el análisis en la tendencia sexual se encontró que pertenecer al grupo heterosexual está asociado, la cual se mantiene al realizar el ajuste. Conclusiones: El porcentaje de personas que usaron preservativo en su primera relación es bajo, ya que los resultados indican que aproximadamente una de cada dos personas se exponen a infecciones de trasmisión sexual y desarrollo de embarazos no deseados, desde el momento en que se inician en la vida sexual activa.

  20. Dimorfismo sexual en la proporción entre el segundo y cuarto digito (2D/4D de Gonatodes albogularis (Gekkonidae en Colombia

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    Mauricio Peñuela

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La proporción entre el segundo y cuarto dígito (2D/4D ha sido bien estudiada como un dimorfismo sexual que puede resultar de los efectos androgénicos prenatales sobre la expresión de los genes homeobox. Se ha encontrado que este dimorfismo exhibe patrones filogenéticos en el cual las hembras tienen mayor proporción entre dígitos en especies mamíferas y menor proporción entre dígitos en especies de aves y reptiles. Este estudio midió los dígitos segundo y cuarto de todos las extremidades, en 25 especímenes machos y 25 especímenes hembras adultos de Gonatodes albogularis. Se determinó que no existían diferencias significativas entre la proporción (2D/4D en machos y hembras como dimorfismo sexual de la especie. Estos resultados indican que esta especie de lagartija arbórea se desvía de la proporción entre dígitos mostrada por especies diápsida. Posibles factores ambientales asociados son discutidos.

  1. Social norms of sexual initiation among adolescents and gender relations Normas sociales de iniciación sexual entre adolescentes y relaciones de género Normas sociais de iniciação sexual entre adolescentes e relações de gênero

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    Ana Luiza Vilela Borges

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to identify standards and expectations regarding sexual initiation of 14 to 18 year-old adolescents in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, using data from four focal groups conducted in 2006. Results revealed that gender issues are clearly present in participants' reports and showed to be essential in their choices about the moment, partners and contraceptive practices in the first sexual relation. Adolescents are subordinated to gender roles, traditionally attributed to male and female genders, i.e. the notion that sex is an uncontrolled instinct for boys, and intrinsically and closely associated to love and desire for girls. Adolescents also play a preponderant role in the perpetuation of these values within the group they live in.Con el objetivo de identificar las normas y expectativas sociales que se encuentran en la iniciación sexual, fueron estudiados cuatro grupos de adolescentes entre 14 y 18 años de edad, en 2.006, en la ciudad de San Pablo, Brasil. Los datos mostraron que las cuestiones de género están claramente presentes en los discursos de los entrevistados y se mostraron fundamentales en las elecciones sobre: el momento, el compañero y las prácticas contraceptivas que se encuentran en la vivencia de la primera relación sexual. Los adolescentes están subordinados a los papeles de género, tradicionalmente atribuidos a los hombres y a las mujeres, y al concepto de que el sexo es un instinto físico e incontrolable entre los muchachos, y a la intrínseca relación entre el amor, el deseo y el sexo entre las muchachas; estas percepciones tienen también un papel preponderante para mantener estos valores en el grupo en que viven.Com o objetivo de identificar normas e expectativas sociais que cercam a iniciação sexual, foram estudados quatro grupos focais com adolescentes de 14 a 18 anos de idade, em 2006, na cidade de São Paulo, Brasil. Os dados mostraram que as questões de gênero estão claramente presentes nos

  2. Diferencias de las prácticas sexuales entre hombres y mujeres, en estudiantes universitarios durante el primer semestre de 2013

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    Javier Martínez Torres

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Title: Sexual practices’s differences between men and women in college students during the first half of 2013El conocimiento de las prácticas sexuales en los adultos jóvenes es necesario para ejecutar acciones preventivas enfocadas a la disminución de enfermedades de transmisión sexual y embarazos no deseados. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo trasversal con análisis de casos y controles, en estudiantes universitarios entre 18 y 26 años de edad, el tamaño de la muestra fue de 589 participantes. Resultados: De los 589 estudiantes se analizaron 502; la edad promedio de inicio de relaciones sexuales se dio a los 16,26 años. El 50,4% eran hombres; la práctica de relaciones sexuales anales fue de 37,9%, mientras que la práctica de relaciones sexuales orales fue del 70,9%. Al realizar asociaciones entre el género y comportamientos sexuales, se encontró que la práctica de sexo oral para los hombres es de O.R. 1,62 (I.C.95% 1,09 – 2,39, similar al sexo anal donde se estimó un O.R. 1,69 (I.C.95% 1,17 – 2,44. Al ajustarse se mostró que no hay diferencias estadísticamente significativas por género para sexo oral O.R.A 1,13 (I.C.95% 0,72 – 1,78 y para sexo anal O.R.A 1,30 (I.C.95% 0,84 – 6,39. Conclusiones: No hay diferencias estadísticamente significativas para las prácticas sexuales entre los dos géneros. (DUAZARY 2013 No. 2, 112 - 118AbstractThe knowledge of sexual practices in young adults is required to run preventive actions aimed at the reduction of transmitted sexual diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study with case-control analysis was developed by selecting 589 college students between 18 and 26 years of age. Results: 502 of 589 students were analyzed; the average age of their first sexual intercourse occurred at 16.26 years. 50.4% of the sample was men; the practice of anal intercourse was 37.9%, while the practice of oral sex was 70

  3. Iniciación sexual y unión conyugal entre jóvenes de tres municipios de la región fronteriza de Chiapas

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    Angélica A. Evangelista García

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En México, en la actualidad, la investigación demográfica documenta la paulatina postergación de la primera unión y el rejuvenecimiento en la edad a la que inician las relaciones sexuales; es decir, se está observando una iniciación sexual más desvinculada de la unión conyugal. Sin embargo, a diferencia de lo que sucede en el contexto nacional, entre las mujeres y hombres jóvenes en Chiapas observamos el predominio de una sexualidad estrechamente vinculada a la unión conyugal. En este contexto, acudir con trabajadoras del sexo comercial (TSC parece constituirse en la única opción de los varones jóvenes para tener relaciones sexuales antes y fuera del matrimonio. En una investigación cualitativa realizada con jóvenes de entre 15 y 19 años de edad, residentes de tres municipios de la región fronteriza, analizamos las condiciones que permiten la no ocurrencia de un patrón que distinga claramente la iniciación sexual de la vida en pareja, como está documentado en el ámbito nacional.

  4. Entre a modernidade e a tradição: a iniciação sexual de adolescentes piauienses universitárias Entre la modernidad y la tradición: la inicialización sexual de los adolescentes de las universidades de Piauí Between modernity and tradition: sexual initiation of university teens originally from Piauí

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    Maria Rosilene Cândido Moreira

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available A sexualidade, enquanto fenômeno que propicia momentos singulares de descobrimento de si e do outro, permite a realização de práticas permeadas por simbolizações adquiridas na adolescência. Por sofrer influência de fatores genéticos, sociais e culturais, o comportamento sexual adolescente é, por vezes, permeado por situações conflituosas. O presente estudo teve como objetivo desvelar comportamentos sexuais de acadêmicas de Enfermagem da Universidade Federal do Piauí, bem como seus mecanismos de influência, e compreender os aspectos que envolvem a iniciação sexual, considerando os entraves desencadeados pela formação tradicional e aspirações modernizantes. Adotou-se o método etnográfico, aplicando-se entrevistas em profundidade a 12 estudantes, nos meses de outubro e novembro de 2009. As entrevistas relevaram interseção entre comportamento sexual e cultura, permitindo visualizar o poder exercido pelos sistemas de representação social. É importante pontuar sobre a necessidade de mais olhares sobre o assunto por ser emergente nos diversos cenários do existir humano.La sexualidad, como el fenómeno que proporciona momentos singulares de descubrimiento de la propia persona y del otro, permite las prácticas permeadas por símbolos adquiridos en la adolescencia. Por sufrir influencia de factores genéticos, sociales y culturales, el comportamiento sexual adolescente es, muchas veces, permeado por situaciones llenas de conflictos. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo descubrir comportamientos sexuales de los estudiantes de enfermería de la Universidade Federal do Estado do Piauí, así como sus mecanismos de influencia y comprender los aspectos que envuelven la iniciación sexual, considerando las barreras desencadenadas por la formación tradicional y por las aspiraciones de la modernización. Se adoptó el método etnográfico, aplicándose entrevistas con profundidad a doce estudiantes, en los meses de octubre y

  5. Conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas en salud sexual entre estudiantes de los primeros semestres de enfermería

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    Mirith Vásquez Munive

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLa forma de ejercer la sexualidad tiene grandes repercusiones en la vida personal, gran peso en la aceptación social y es determinante en la imagen que proyecta la persona. Considerando que el ejercicio de la sexualidad puede llevar a un embarazo indeseado, que cada vez en esta sociedad es más temprana la edad de inicio de las relaciones sexuales, que la educación sexual en la primaria y bachillerato no ha generado el fruto deseado, y que frecuentemente las estudiantes universitarias se embarazan cuando no lo planearon, se hace necesario evaluar cuáles son las circunstancias que rodean esta situación. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal, entre 67 estudiantes de los primeros cinco semestres de enfermería, porque aún no han cursado la materia que dentro del currículo aborda la sexualidad. Para recoger la información se llevó a cabo una encuesta que abarca los aspectos más relevantes en cuanto a conocimientos, las actitudes con las que enfrentan la sexualidad y la forma cómo la ejercen. Entre las encuestadas predominan los buenos conocimientos sin grandes diferencias de un semestre a otro, la actitud hacia el sexo es mayoritariamente mala en todos los semestres y las prácticas están viciadas por hábitos poco saludables. (DUAZARY 2010, 211 - 218 AbstractThe form of exercise of sexuality has a great impact on the personal life, strong in the social acceptance and is crucial in the image projected by the person Whereas the exercise of sexuality can lead to an unwanted pregnancy, each time in this society is the earlier age of onset of sexual relations, that sex education in primary and secondary school has not produced the desired result and university students often do not become pregnant as planned, it is necessary to evaluate what are the circumstances surrounding this situation. It was a descriptive cross-sectional study among 67 students from the first five semesters of nursing, because they have not yet

  6. Religiosidade, juventude e sexualidade: entre a autonomia e a rigidez Religiosidad,juventud y sexualidad: entre la autonomia y la rigidez Religiosity, young people and sexuality: between autonomy and rigidity

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    Cristiane Gonçalves da Silva

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve como jovens religiosos e autoridades religiosas das respectivas comunidades compreendem a sexualidade, considerando suas experiências pessoais e como membros de comunidades religiosas. A análise pretende contribuir para que políticas públicas dedicadas à promoção da saúde sexual da juventude considerem a religiosidade no contexto de um Estado laico e da promoção do direito à prevenção. Foram realizadas 26 entrevistas abertas e semidirigidas em diferentes comunidades da região metropolitana da cidade de São Paulo (comunidade Católica, de Umbanda, do Candomblé e de diferentes denominações Evangélicas sobre iniciação sexual, casamento, gravidez, contracepção e prevenção das DSTs/aids, homossexualidade, aborto e direitos humanos. Observou-se como jovens e autoridades religiosas convivem com a tensão entre tradição e modernidade e os distintos discursos sobre a sexualidade. Como sujeitos religiosos (do discurso religioso e sujeitos sexuais (de discursos sobre sexualidade, devem ser incorporados pelos programas como sujeitos de direito nos termos de sua religiosidade.Este artículo describe como los jóvenes religiosos y sus autoridades religiosas comprenden la sexualidad, embasados en su experiencia personal y como miembro de comunidades religiosas. El análisis pretiende contribuir para políticas públicas de promoción de salud, en le contexto del estado laico y de la promoción y protección del derecho a la prevención. Veintiséis entrevistas abiertas y semi-dirigidas fueron realizadas junto a diferentes comunidades religiosas de la región metropolitana de São Paulo (católicas, religiones de matriz afro-brasilera Umbanda y Candomblé y diferentes denominaciones Evangélicas sobre: iniciación sexual, casamiento, embarazo, aborto, contracepción y prevención de DST/SIDA, homosexualidad y derechos humanos. Se ha observado como los jóvenes y sus autoridades religiosas han convivido con la

  7. Relações entre abuso sexual na infância, transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT) e prejuízos cognitivos Relaciones entre abuso sexual en la infancia, trastorno de estrés post-traumático (TEPT) y perjuicios cognitivos Relationships between sexual abuse in childhood, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cognitive impairments

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    Jeane Lessinger Borges; Débora Dalbosco Dell'Aglio

    2008-01-01

    Este estudo teórico aponta as relações entre abuso sexual infantil, transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT) e prejuízos cognitivos. A perspectiva cognitiva dos efeitos do abuso sexual e do TEPT foi adotada nesta revisão. O abuso sexual contra crianças pode ser considerado um fator de risco para o desenvolvimento infantil, devido às severas seqüelas cognitivas, emocionais e comportamentais relacionadas à sua ocorrência, podendo seu impacto envolver efeitos a curto e longo prazos e estende...

  8. Satisfação sexual entre homens idosos usuários da atenção primária Sexual satisfaction among older men assisted by the Brazilian primary care

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    Viviane Xavier de Lima e Silva

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar a satisfação sexual entre homens idosos usuários da Estratégia Saúde da Família do Recife. PROCEDIMENTOS METODOLÓGICOS: Mediante entrevistas domiciliares face a face, foram estudados 245 homens de 60 a 95 anos, por meio de questionário semiestruturado, anônimo e pré-testado. RESULTADOS: A maior parte dos entrevistados compôs-se de pardos (51,8%, católicos (67,2%, com renda familiar de até dois salários mínimos (71,1% e média de 3,5 anos de estudo. Quase metade classifica sua saúde como regular. Pouco mais de 83% residem com uma companheira e 89,7% destes consideram esse relacionamento como bom ou ótimo. Setenta e três por cento afirmam permanecer sexualmente ativos, sendo os que possuem até 70 anos e que coabitam com uma companheira os de maior frequência sexual. Foi observada associação estatisticamente significativa entre a satisfação sexual atual e a idade, a saúde autopercebida, a satisfação sexual antes dos 60 anos e a frequência sexual. CONCLUSÃO: A sexualidade continua presente na vida dos homens maiores de 60 anos. Não se pode minimizar o papel da cultura na qual estão imersos os entrevistados sobre as questões da masculinidade, da velhice e da sexualidade. A vivência da sexualidade e a interpretação dessas experiências por esses homens têm um caráter plural e assim devem ser encaradas pela sociedade e pelas equipes de saúde da família.OBJECTIVE: Investigate the sexual satisfaction among older men assisted by the Brazilian family health care strategy in city of Recife. METHODOLOGICAL PROCEDURES: A sample of 245 men between 60 and 95 years, assisted by the family health care providers, was face-to-face interviewed, with semi-structured, anonymous, standardized questionnaires. RESULTS: The most were non-white (78%, catholic (67,2%, with median of 3,5 years of study and low economic status. Almost a half perceives their health as regular. 83,3% have a spouse and the most (89

  9. Uso del condón entre adolescentes mexicanos para la prevención de las infecciones de transmisión sexual Condom use among Mexican adolescents to prevent sexually transmitted infections

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    Cecilia Gayet

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar el comportamiento sexual actual y el uso de condón en la primera relación sexual de adolescentes de 12 a 19 años de edad, la variación en distintos contextos y la influencia de factores sobre el uso del condón en esa primera relación. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se utiliza la Encuesta Nacional de Salud 2000, y se consideran adolescentes a jovenes de 12 a 19 años de edad, de ambos sexos (n=16 285. Se presenta en primer lugar un análisis descriptivo básico y luego una regresión logística multivariada para determinar la influencia de cuatro tipos de factores (demográficos, socioeconómicos, culturales y cognitivos sobre el uso de condón en el debut sexual. RESULTADOS: Se reporta mayor actividad sexual y un mayor uso de condón entre los hombres y en áreas urbanas. El perfil del adolescente que usó condón en la primera relación es ser adolescente que inicia la vida sexual a una mayor edad, de residencia urbana, que no habla lengua indígena, altamente escolarizado, o de sexo masculino. CONCLUSIONES: Deben diseñarse nuevas políticas de prevención de infecciones de transmisión sexual para cerrar la brecha entre conocimiento y práctica, y dirigidas a los adolescentes que inician su vida sexual más temprano, a los que hablan lengua indígena, a los que viven en áreas rurales, a los menos escolarizados y a las mujeres.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the current sexual behavior and condom use during the first sexual intercourse among adolescents, as well as variations and factors influencing condom use at first sexual intercourse. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data source for this study was Mexico's National Health Survey 2000. Study subjects were male and female adolescents aged 12 to 19 years (n=16,258. Statistical analysis consisted of descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression, to assess the association of four types of factors (demographic, socioeconomic, cultural, and cognitive with condom use during the

  10. Diferencias en memoria entre hombres y mujeres jóvenes sanos: influencia de las variaciones naturales de las hormonas sexuales

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    El objetivo general del presente trabajo es analizar las diferencias entre sexos y la influencia de los ciclos naturales de las hormonas sexuales en memoria. Se evaluó con pruebas de memoria a 36 hombres y 39 mujeres jóvenes sanos en dos ocasiones, coincidentes con dos fases hormonales, bien del ciclo diurno de la testosterona en los varones o bien del ciclo menstrual en las mujeres. Se observó una ventaja masculina en memoria auditiva inmediata y en memoria de trabajo para material verba...

  11. A PERCEPÇÃO DOS BENEFÍCIOS PREVIDENCIÁRIOS DA PENSÃO POR MORTE E AUXÍLIO RECLUSÃO NOS CASOS DE CASAIS HOMOAFETIVOS

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    Natalia Brito Silva

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta os avançosno campo do Direito Previdenciário no que tange aos direitos e garantias dos casais homoafetivos. Dada a omissão legislativa,visa demonstrar como tem sido a construção jurisprudencial que abarca os direitos à percepção dos benefícios previdenciários da pensão por morte e auxilio reclusão em casos de união homoafetiva e quais as dificuldades enfrentadas no campo prático. Considerando que as relações entre pessoas do mesmo sexo datam do início da sociedade, o intuito deste trabalho não é discutir a legalidade ou não destas relações, mas sim explanar sobre a constante evolução da jurisprudência que abarca as pessoas que vivem uma relação homoafetiva e fazem jus a um tratamento digno, ponderando os princípios da dignidade da pessoa humana e da isonomia.

  12. A Relação entre Abuso Sexual e Transtornos Alimentares: Uma Revisão

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    Martha Narvaz

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between sexual abuse and eating disorders has been widely researched. Sexual abuse as a risk factor for the development of eating disorders, especially bulimia nervosa is, however, heterogeneous. Studies investigating a possible relationship between sexual abuse and eating disorders have reported highly discrepant results. The aim of this paper is to present a theoretical review about this relationship. Despite controversial results, this paper intends to highlight the need for professionals of several areas, especially psychotherapists, to pay attention to this possible relationship in order to reinforce their interventions.

  13. ¿POLÍTICAS DE EDUCACIÓN SEXUAL EN COLOMBIA ENTRE 1980-1990? UNA MIRADA A LAS PRÁCTICAS DISCURSIVAS ALREDEDOR DE LA EDUCACIÓN SEXUAL EN COLOMBIA DESDE LA HISTORIA

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    Leidy Julieth Barrantes

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    permite a la vez pensar el lugar del maestro como sujeto ético, político que establece relaciones con la educación sexual y posibilita diferentes experiencias de sexualidad. Finalmente, al abordar dichas prácticas discursivas en torno a la educación sexual, es posible entender lo que sucede actualmente, a partir de lo que ocurre en el momento histórico en mención, teniendo como base principal el archivo documental que, más que configurarse como una fuente de información, es lo que da cuenta de las prácticas particulares de este momento, donde se pretende tomar distancia de una calificación entre buenas o malas u otras dicotomías, y procurar su visibilización y problematización sobre cómo funcionan y qué provocan en los sujetos.

  14. Asociación entre algunos factores psicosociales y el inicio de las relaciones sexuales en adolescentes escolares Association among some psychosocial factors and the beginning of sexual relations in adolescent students

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    Se realizó un estudio analítico-transversal en 1 675 adolescentes entre los 15 y los 18 años de edad, estudiantes todos de preuniversitarios e institutos politécnicos, residentes en Ciudad de La Habana, pues existen una serie de factores psicosociales que pudieran asociarse con el inicio temprano de las relaciones sexuales. Nuestro objetivo fue determinar la posible asociación de algunos factores psicosociales (grupo de pares, aspectos académicos y consumo de sustancias tóxicas) con el inicio...

  15. Entre o realismo e o ficcional: representações sobre "raça", sexualidade e classe em dois romances paradigmáticos de Jorge Amado Between realism and fiction: representations of race, sexuality, and class in two paradigmatic novels by Jorge Amado

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    Laura Moutinho

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo é apresentada e discutida a forma como as concepções e representações sobre "raça", miscigenação, sexualidade, gênero, erotismo e casamento são operadas em duas obras paradigmáticas representativas de dois importantes períodos da trajetória de Jorge Amado: Jubiabá, da fase nomeada de "romance proletário", e Gabriela, Cravo e Canela, tido como o livro que representa uma virada na carreira do autor, inaugurando o período do chamado "romance dialógico". Esses dois romances são protagonizados por casais inter-raciais que funcionam como o suporte a partir do qual Jorge Amado veicula algumas representações correntes na sociedade (e na ciência da época, não somente sobre a relação entre negros e brancos, como, igualmente, de uma nação que em um nível se percebe como mestiça e em outro enfrentava (e enfrenta o dilema da diferenciação racial. Como será visto, desejo proibido e luta de classes vividos pelo par homem negro / mulher branca (Jubiabá, uma vez contrastados com erotismo, casamento e progresso em foco na relação homem (quase branco / mulher mestiça, lançam luzes sobre algumas das representações de nação presentes e veiculadas na sociedade brasileira por suas mais variadas instituições.This article presents and discusses how concepts and representations of "race", miscegenation, sexuality, gender, erotism, and marriage are operated in two paradigmatic novels by Jorge Amado which represent two important periods in the author's trajectory: Jubiabá, from the period called "proletarian novel", and Gabriela, Cravo e Canela, which marked a twist in Amado's career, beginning of the phase called "dialogical novel". The protagonists in both novels are inter-racial couples who help the author transmit some current social representations (and on science in that time, not only of the relations between blacks and whites, but as well of a nation that, on the one hand, perceives itself as having mixed

  16. Comportamento sexual de risco entre estudantes universitárias dos cursos de ciências da saúde Risky sexual behavior among university students in health science courses

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    Angela Maria Moser

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o comportamento sexual de estudantes do sexo feminino do Setor de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Federal do Paraná e do Setor de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde da Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Campus Cascavel. MÉTODOS: Participaram todas as estudantes matriculadas nos referidos setores, no mês de junho de 2001, com idade entre 18 e 24 anos completos, sendo que a amostra final foi constituída por 572 estudantes em Curitiba e 395 em Cascavel. Foram avaliados a idade, relacionamento familiar, religiosidade, participação em aulas de educação sexual, idade de início de atividade sexual, uso de métodos anticoncepcionais e preservativos, e número de parceiros para avaliar a conduta sexual. Sexo seguro foi definido pelo uso de preservativo em todas ou na maioria das relações sexuais pelas estudantes monogâmicas, incluindo as estudantes poligâmicas com uso de preservativo em todas as relações sexuais. Sexo inseguro foi definido pelo uso ocasional de preservativo pelas estudantes monogâmicas, e pelo não uso sistemático entre as estudantes poligâmicas. O instrumento de coleta de dados foi um questionário auto-respondido. A análise dos dados foi feita no SPSS, utilizando o teste do Qui-quadrado de Pearson e Yates, teste do p de Wilcoxon-Gehan, análise bivariada e regressão logística. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença significativa na conduta sexual de risco entre as estudantes e a cidade de estudo. Cerca de 50% das estudantes de 18 a 20 anos e 70% das de 21 a 24 anos tinham vida sexual ativa. A abstinência esteve associada a menor idade, maior freqüência a culto religioso e ao bom relacionamento das estudantes com os pais. A prática de sexo seguro esteve diretamente associada a menor idade e a morar fora da residência da família. Ter participado de aulas de educação sexual esteve associada a maior abstinência, mas não a sexo seguro, e a relação não se manteve na an

  17. Reflexiones acerca de la diversidad sexual entre jóvenes indígenas en México

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    Enrique Bautista Rojas

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research is to analyze the question of sexual diversity in young men in indigenous communities in Mexico. Due to the still controversial nature of this subject, a variety of traditional social and cultural norms make it difficult for the communities they are members of to acknowledge these alternative sexual practices and even mean that homosexuality remains a clandestine practice within them. Our study has made use of a variety of sources, complemented by academic studies of sexual diversity. It hopes to stimulate reflections on the challenges these young men face as they try to construct a different identity in a situation where they are vulnerable to many forms of social and cultural oppression.

  18. Diversidade Sexual: políticas públicas e igualdade de direitos

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    Henrique Caetano Nardi

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio apresenta uma reflexão interdisciplinar conjugando as perspectivas do direito, da antropologia, da sociologia, da medicina e da psicologia social para pensar o contexto político, as bases epistemológicas, as tendências e os riscos presentes na configuração das políticas públicas direcionadas às questões relativas à diversidade sexual, às expressões de gênero e à diversidade corporal no Brasil. Exploram-se também os paradoxos da atualidade política a partir da recente decisão do Supremo Tribunal Federal referente à igualdade de direitos entre casais de sexos diferentes e do mesmo sexo e da suspensão da distribuição pelo Ministério da educação do material pedagógico produzido por organizações não governamentais destinado a apoiar ações de combate à homofobia nas escolas.

  19. Asociación entre algunos factores psicosociales y el inicio de las relaciones sexuales en adolescentes escolares Association among some psychosocial factors and the beginning of sexual relations in adolescent students

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    Felipe Santana Pérez

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio analítico-transversal en 1 675 adolescentes entre los 15 y los 18 años de edad, estudiantes todos de preuniversitarios e institutos politécnicos, residentes en Ciudad de La Habana, pues existen una serie de factores psicosociales que pudieran asociarse con el inicio temprano de las relaciones sexuales. Nuestro objetivo fue determinar la posible asociación de algunos factores psicosociales (grupo de pares, aspectos académicos y consumo de sustancias tóxicas con el inicio de las relaciones sexuales en adolescentes escolares de nuestra provincia. Se les aplicó un cuestionario autoadministrado con el que se exploraron una serie de variables para dar respuesta al objetivo. El por ciento de adolescentes que practican las relaciones sexuales es mayor de forma significativa (90,5 % en los que tienen mayor comunicación con su grupo de pares, comparado con aquellos que no se comunican (86,5 %. El antecedente de haber repetido grados escolares se asocia con un inicio de las relaciones sexuales a temprana edad (82,2 % si se compara con los que no tienen dicho antecedente (69,4 %. Los adolescentes que consumen bebidas alcohólicas tienen mayor tendencia al inicio temprano de las relaciones sexuales con relación a los que no tienen este hábito tóxico (82,3 vs 64,8 %. La mayor integración al grupo, el bajo rendimiento académico, así como el consumo de sustancias tóxicas se asocia a un inicio más temprano de las relaciones sexuales en la adolescencia.An analytical cross-sectional study was conducted in 1 675 adolescents aged 15-18, who live in Havana City and study at preuniversity institutes and polytechnics, since there are a series of psychosocial factors that may be associated with the early beginning of sexual relations. Our aim was to determine the possible association of some psychosocial factors (group of couples, academic aspects and use of toxic substances with the initiation of sexual relations in adolescent

  20. Relações entre abuso sexual na infância, transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT e prejuízos cognitivos Relaciones entre abuso sexual en la infancia, trastorno de estrés post-traumático (TEPT y perjuicios cognitivos Relationships between sexual abuse in childhood, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD and cognitive impairments

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    Jeane Lessinger Borges

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teórico aponta as relações entre abuso sexual infantil, transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT e prejuízos cognitivos. A perspectiva cognitiva dos efeitos do abuso sexual e do TEPT foi adotada nesta revisão. O abuso sexual contra crianças pode ser considerado um fator de risco para o desenvolvimento infantil, devido às severas seqüelas cognitivas, emocionais e comportamentais relacionadas à sua ocorrência, podendo seu impacto envolver efeitos a curto e longo prazos e estender-se até a idade adulta. Os estudos de revisão fortalecem a associação entre eventos traumáticos (abuso sexual, TEPT e alterações, tanto estruturais quanto funcionais, em áreas cerebrais envolvidas nos sistemas neurais de resposta ao estresse. Finalmente, é discutida a necessidade de pesquisas que investiguem os efeitos do estresse e do trauma no neurodesenvolvimento infantil.Este estudio teórico apunta las relaciones entre abuso sexual infantil, trastorno de estrés post-traumático (TEPT y perjuicios cognitivos. La perspectiva cognitiva de los efectos del abuso sexual y del TEPT fue adoptada en esta revisión. El abuso sexual contra niños puede ser considerado un factor de riesgo para el desarrollo infantil, debido a las severas secuelas cognitivas, emocionales y conductuales, que son relacionadas a su ocurrencia, siendo que su impacto puede envolver efectos a corto y a largo plazo, extendiéndose hasta la edad adulta. Los estudios de revisión fortalecen la asociación entre eventos traumáticos (abuso sexual, TEPT y alteraciones, tanto estructurales cuanto funcionales, en áreas cerebrales envueltas en los sistemas neuronales de respuesta al estrés. Finalmente, es discutida la necesidad de investigaciones futuras que investiguen los efectos del estrés y del trauma en el neurodesarrollo infantil.Current theoretical study shows relationships between sexual abuse during childhood, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD and cognitive

  1. Amamentação e sexualidade: uma interface na vivência do puerpério Breastfeeding and sexuality: an interface in the experience of puerperium

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    Liese Klimeck Brauner Pissolato Pissolato

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: compreender a influência da amamentação na vivência da sexualidade, sob a ótica de um grupo de puérperas. Método: pesquisa qualitativa descritiva, realizada com mulheres que estavam vivenciando o puerpério. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista individual semiestruturada e submetidos à análise de conteúdo temática da proposta operativa. Resultados: a vivência da sexualidade durante a amamentação foi marcada por desconfortos relacionados às mudanças no relacionamento sexual, alterações corporais, tempo restrito da mulher com o parceiro, além de alguns comportamentos negativos do companheiro. Em outros casos, a amamentação não trouxe mudanças significativas na vivência da sexualidade, contribuindo para o companheirismo e parceria entre o casal. Conclusões: é preciso ampliar o olhar sobre a temática da sexualidade durante a amamentação, percebendo-a como uma necessidade humana básica, que precisa ser discutida entre mulheres, casais e profissionais de saúde.

  2. Relações entre abuso sexual na infância, transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT) e prejuízos cognitivos

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    Borges,Jeane Lessinger; Dell'Aglio,Débora Dalbosco

    2008-01-01

    Este estudo teórico aponta as relações entre abuso sexual infantil, transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT) e prejuízos cognitivos. A perspectiva cognitiva dos efeitos do abuso sexual e do TEPT foi adotada nesta revisão. O abuso sexual contra crianças pode ser considerado um fator de risco para o desenvolvimento infantil, devido às severas seqüelas cognitivas, emocionais e comportamentais relacionadas à sua ocorrência, podendo seu impacto envolver efeitos a curto e longo prazos e estende...

  3. The gap between knowledge on HIV/AIDS and sexual behavior: a study of teenagers in Vespasiano, Minas Gerais State, Brazil La laguna entre el conocimiento sobre VIH/SIDA y el comportamiento sexual: una investigación con adolescentes de Vespasiano, Minas Gerais, Brasil A lacuna entre o conhecimento sobre HIV/AIDS e o comportamento sexual: uma investigação com adolescentes de Vespasiano, Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Eugênio Marcos de Andrade Goulart

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate gaps between knowledge on HIV/AIDS and sexual behavior among teenagers. The study used a cross-sectional design with a representative random sample of 1,158 teenagers (14 to 19 years of age enrolled in nine public secondary schools and who answered validated questionnaires. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and tests of hypotheses (chi-square, Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis, Kendall, and Fisher's exact test. The vast majority of the teenagers (98.7% expressed doubt on at least one question. Condom use during first sexual intercourse was significantly associated with condom use in sexual relations in the previous six months. There was no statistical association between knowledge on HIV/AIDS and frequency of condom use or number of sexual partners. Health actions are needed that link schools to health services, in addition to not only elaborating appropriate information but also valorizing teenagers' individuality in the development of proposalsEl objetivo fue investigar las lagunas entre el conocimiento sobre el VIH/SIDA y el comportamiento sexual en adolescentes de enseñanza media. Delineación transversal con muestra representativa y aleatoria de 1.158 adolescentes entre 14 a 19 años, matriculados en nueve escuelas públicas que respondieron a cuestionarios validados. El análisis de los datos implicó estadística descriptiva y tests de hipótesis (chi-cuadrado, Mann-Whitney y Kruskal-Wallis, Kendal y test exacto de Fisher. La mayoría de los adolescentes (98,7% presentó dudas en alguna cuestión propuesta. El uso del preservativo en la primera relación sexual influenció el uso en las relaciones de los últimos seis meses. No hubo asociación estadística entre el conocimiento sobre VIH/SIDA con la frecuencia del uso de preservativo y la multiplicidad de compañeros sexuales. Es necesaria la implementación de acciones en salud que articulen la escuela a los servicios de salud y que

  4. Caracterização, compatibilidade e ocorrência de reprodução sexual entre isolados de Pyricularia grisea de diferentes hospedeiros Sexual characterization, compatibility and occurrence of sexual reproduction among isolates of Pyricularia grisea from different hosts

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    Rafael Galbieri

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A brusone, causada por Pyricularia grisea (teleomorfa Magnaphorthe grisea, possui uma ampla gama de hospedeiros. No Brasil, arroz, trigo, triticale e cevada são as culturas que sofrem quedas significativas de produtividade devido ao ataque desse patógeno. Além desses cereais, outras gramíneas também têm apresentado sintomas dessa doença. Os objetivos dessa pesquisa foram: a caracterizar sexualmente isolados de P. grisea desses hospedeiros baseado na determinação do "mating type", fertilidade, sexualidade, compatibilidade sexual, b analisar o grau de compatibilidade sexual entre isolados de brusone de trigo e de outras gramíneas, c estudar a ocorrência da reprodução sexual em isolados de trigo. Os resultados obtidos através de ensaios "in vitro" constataram: 1 compatibilidade sexual de P. grisea do trigo com Bromus catharticus, Phalaris canariensis e X. triticosecal; 2 desbalanço entre porcentagem de MAT1-1 e MAT1-2, com predominância de MAT1-1 na população de P. grisea do trigo; 3 existência de um campo de isolados de trigo com baixa habilidade de cruzamento; 4 baixa possibilidade de ocorrência de reprodução sexual de P. grisea em campos de trigo, mesmo com existência de ambos "mating type" num mesmo campo.The blast disease caused by Pyricularia grisea (teleomorph Magnaporthe grisea has a wide host range. In Brazil, significant yield loss has been reported in rice, wheat, triticale and barley crops. Besides those cereals, several other gramineous plants have been shown to develop symptoms of this disease. The objectives of this research were: a sexually characterize isolates of P. grisea from these hosts based on the mating type, fertility, sexuality, sexual compatibility, b to analyze the degree of sexual compatibility among isolates from wheat and other grasses, c to verify the occurrence of sexual reproduction in isolates from wheat. Results of "in vitro" assay showed: 1 sexual compatibility of P. grisea of wheat with

  5. Comportamento sexual e contracepção de emergência entre adolescentes de escolas públicas de Pernambuco, Brasil Sexual behavior and emergency contraception among adolescents from public schools in Pernambuco State, Brazil

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    Maria Suely Peixoto de Araújo

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar o conhecimento e o uso do contraceptivo de emergência em 4.210 adolescentes (14-19 anos da rede pública estadual de Pernambuco, Brasil. As informações foram coletadas pelo questionário Global School-Based Student Health Survey, previamente validado. Foi investigado o conhecimento, a freqüência e forma de uso do contraceptivo de emergência. As variáveis independentes foram divididas em sócio-demográficas e relacionadas ao comportamento sexual. A maioria dos adolescentes relatou conhecer e já ter recebido informações sobre o método, entretanto dentre os que já utilizaram apenas 22,1% o fez de forma correta. A análise ajustada de regressão evidenciou uma maior chance de conhecer o método entre as moças (OR = 5,03; IC95%: 1,72-14,69 e entre aqueles que já tiveram relação sexual (OR = 1,52; IC95%: 1,34-1,75, enquanto os residentes do interior possuem 68% menos chance. Em relação ao uso, os residentes do interior apresentam 1,68 (OR; IC95%: 1,09-2,25 mais chance de uso incorreto, enquanto as moças apresentam 71% menos chance. São necessárias ações de educação sexual e reprodutiva, sobretudo entre os rapazes e adolescentes do interior.This study focused on knowledge and use of emergency contraception among 4,210 adolescents (14-19 years enrolled in public schools in Pernambuco State, Brazil. Information was collected using the Global School-Based Student Health Survey, previously validated. Knowledge, frequency, and form of use of emergency contraception were investigated. Independent variables were classified as socio-demographic and those related to sexual behavior. Most adolescents reported knowing and having received information about the method, but among those who had already used it, only 22.1% had done so correctly. Adjusted regression analysis showed greater likelihood of knowledge about the method among girls (OR = 5.03; 95%CI: 1.72-14.69 and the sexually initiated (OR = 1

  6. Acesso a cuidados relativos à saúde sexual entre mulheres que fazem sexo com mulheres em São Paulo, Brasil Access to sexual health care for women who have sex with women in São Paulo, Brazil

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    Regina Maria Barbosa

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é investigar a relação entre adoção de cuidados à saúde entre mulheres que fazem sexo com mulheres e as representações relativas a gênero, sexualidade e ao corpo. O estudo utilizou observação etnográfica e entrevistas em profundidade, realizadas entre 2003 e 2006, com trinta mulheres entre 18 e 45 anos, de diferentes segmentos sociais, trajetórias e identidades sexuais, residentes na grande São Paulo, Brasil. A análise do material aponta maior dificuldade em acessar cuidados ginecológicos entre mulheres das camadas populares; que nunca tiveram sexo com homens ou que possuem uma gramática corporal masculinizada. Não só as representações e as experiências negativas em relação aos serviços de saúde, mas também as construções identitárias relativas a gênero e sexualidade estão relacionadas às dificuldades em acessar cuidados à saúde. Embora boa parte da bibliografia internacional a respeito enfatize a relação entre homofobia e menor acesso a serviços, os resultados sugerem que apesar de as situações envolvendo discriminação constituírem realidade, elas não foram consideradas impedimentos para a busca de cuidado, estando muito mais associadas ao relato das práticas e preferências eróticas nos serviços.This article focuses on the relationship between health care for women who have sex with women and representations of gender, sexuality, and the body. The study used ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews held from 2003 to 2006, with 30 women ranging from 18 to 45 years of age, belonging to different social segments, backgrounds, and sexual identities, living in Greater Metropolitan São Paulo. Analysis of the material pointed to greater difficulty in accessing gynecological care for lower-income women, those who had never had sex with men, or those with masculine body language. Not only the negative representations and experiences in relation to health services, but

  7. Mujeres invisibles. Políticas del ocultamiento entre mujeres   que hacen comercio sexual

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    Santiago MORCILLO

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    Full Text Available En este artículo exploro las implicancias políticas de las prácticas de desdoblamiento y ocultamiento que llevan a cabo mujeres dedicadas al comercio sexual a fin de mantener en secreto su inserción en la “prostitución”. Para ello me baso en el análisis de observaciones y entrevistas con mujeres que hacen comercio sexual bajo diferentes modalidades y en tres ciudades: Buenos Aires, San Juan y Rosario. Ello me permite conocer las diferentes tácticas que las mujeres emplean para manejar la información y las formas de eludir o enfrentar su estigmatización. Aquí propongo una lectura política de los efectos de dichas tácticas, tanto a nivel de las construcciones simbólicas que estas habilitan o impiden como en relación con los procesos de organización y politización de estas mujeres. De esta forma busco dejar abiertas algunas preguntas que surgen de la reflexión sobre las posibilidades y los riesgos de los secretos/ procesos de visibilización para diversos sujetos estigmatizados y en distintos contextos socioculturales.

  8. Sexting: una modalidad cada vez más extendida de violencia sexual entre jóvenes

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    "Sexting" es un término que implica la recepción o transmisión de imágenes o videos que conllevan un contenido sexual a través de las redes sociales, ya sea con o sin autorización de quien los coloca en el medio. La difusión de tales videos o imágenes es instantánea, con consecuencias prácticamente siempre deletéreas para las personas involucradas. El presente trabajo se ilustra con dos casos observados en una clínica especializada en la atención de adolescentes, su evaluación y manejo. Se pr...

  9. Sexual intercourse among adolescents in Santiago, Chile: a study of individual and parenting factors Relaciones sexuales entre adolescentes de Santiago, Chile: un estudio de factores individuales y de crianza

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    Ninive Sanchez

    2010-10-01

    . MÉTODOS: Se tomaron los datos de la primera ronda del Estudio Longitudinal de Santiago, que se llevó a cabo de enero del 2008 a noviembre del 2009. La muestra estuvo integrada por 766 jóvenes (media de edad = 14,03 años; 51% del sexo masculino de municipios de nivel socioeconómico bajo a medio. Las variables evaluadas fueron las subescalas emocionales y conductuales del instrumento de autonotificación sobre comportamiento juvenil (Youth Self-Report que forma parte del inventario de comportamiento infantil (Child Behavior Checklist, la vigilancia de los padres, la participación familiar, el control y la autonomía de los padres, la relación con el padre y la madre, y la actividad sexual. Se emplearon modelos bifactoriales y multifactoriales de regresión logística para examinar las probabilidades de inicio de la actividad sexual. RESULTADOS: Setenta (9,14% de los jóvenes informaron que ya habían tenido alguna relación sexual; en este grupo, la edad promedio de iniciación fue 13,5 años (desviación estándar [DE] = 1,74 en los hombres y 14,08 (DE = 1,40 en las mujeres. Se observó una relación inversa entre la actividad sexual y los síntomas de retraimiento y depresión (razón de posibilidades [OR] = 0,84; intervalo de confianza [IC] = 0,72-0,97, pero una relación positiva con los síntomas somáticos (OR = 1,20; IC = 1,04-1,38 y el comportamiento transgresor (OR = 1,21; IC = 1,08-1,36, después de ajustar los valores en función de las variables demográficas y otras variables personales, así como las relativas a la crianza. La mayoría de los jóvenes (80% que habían tenido relaciones sexuales informaron que habían utilizado algún tipo de protección en su última relación. CONCLUSIONES: Estos resultados ponen de manifiesto la importancia que pueden tener para los jóvenes, a la hora de decidir el inicio de su vida sexual, los problemas de salud mental, algunos de los cuales no suelen estar asociados al inicio de la actividad sexual. El efecto

  10. Validação do Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI para uso em português

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    Heitor Hentschel

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI é uma escala breve para avaliar a função sexual em mulheres. Ainda não foi traduzido e validado para uso em português. Objetivo: traduzir e validar o Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI para utilização em português. Método: foi realizado estudo transversal. O “Female Sexual Function Index” foi traduzido e validado para língua portuguesa. A amostra de conveniência incluiu 215 mulheres que procuraram o Setor de Infertilidade do Serviço de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia do Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre e o Serviço de Orientação e Planejamento Familiar. Resultados: número de anos de estudo foi maior no grupo FA (8,34 ± 3,73 X 9,51 ± 4,23, p = 0,032; idade do parceiro (38,86 ± 8,76 X 34,25 ± 6,72 anos p < 0,001 e tempo de vida juntos (11,94 ± 7,26 X 8,11 ± 4,58 anos, p < 0,001 foram maiores no grupo LT. A maior correlação positiva em mulheres que desejavam esterilização cirúrgica foi entre orgasmo e satisfação (0,798, nas mulheres que desejavam engravidar a maior correlação foi entre desejo e excitação (0,627. Os escores dos domínios orgasmo e satisfação foram maiores para o grupo FA (P = 0,048 e P = 0,026, respectivamente. Conclusão: As mulheres de casais inférteis que desejam engravidar e mulheres férteis que desejam se submeter a esterilização cirúrgica apresentaram bons escores de satisfação sexual, sendo estes semelhantes entre os dois grupos.

  11. Os desafios da alteridade: considerações sobre gênero e sexualidade entre militantes de uma ONG/Aids carioca The challenges of otherness: thoughts on gender and sexuality among activists from a Rio de Janeiro Aids NGO

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    Ana Paula V. Zaquieu

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa as experiências de um grupo de ativistas do movimento de luta contra a Aids que atuaram numa ONG/Aids carioca entre 1989 e 2001. Nosso objetivo é examinar os desdobramentos do encontro entre os discursos que orientaram a atuação das ONGs perante o avanço da doença e a discriminação dos doentes: eqüidade entre os gêneros, liberdade sexual e experiências relatadas pelos militantes da instituição, no que se refere a sexualidade, gênero e Aids. Foram realizadas treze entrevistas com militantes, sendo nove soropositivos, da ONG Grupo Pela Vidda-RJ. Os entrevistados são oito mulheres, dois heterossexuais masculinos, dois homossexuais masculinos e um bissexual.The article analyzes the experiences of a group of activists in the AIDS movement who belonged to an AIDS NGO in Rio de Janeiro between 1989 and 2001. It examines the encounter between the various discourses that guided the action of NGOs in their battles against the advance of the disease and against the discrimination of AIDS victims: gender equity, sexual freedom, and experiences with sexuality, gender, and AIDS recounted by the institute's activists. Interviews were conducted with thirteen activists from the NGO known as Grupo Pela Vidda-RJ, nine of whom were HIV-positive. Interviewees comprised eight women, two male heterosexuals, two male homosexuals, and one male bisexual.

  12. Impacto da infertilidade no funcionamento e satisfação sexual feminina

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    2012-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Sexualidade Humana, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, 2013 A infertilidade é definida como a incapacidade de engravidar após um ano de relacionamento sexual regular e desprotegido. É um problema que afecta 10 a 15 % dos casais. Os desafios físicos, psicológicos e financeiros colocados pela infertilidade podem causar um impacto negativo na sexualidade. A expressão sexual do casal infértil pode ficar fragilizada, reduzida a algo de mecânico e forçado. A mulher...

  13. Acesso ao casamento no Brasil: uma questão de cidadania sexual An issue of sexual citizenship: accessing same-sex marriage in Brazil

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    Roberto Arriada Lorea

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available A instituição do casamento deve estar acessível a todos os cidadãos, independentemente de sua orientação sexual, sob pena de discriminação vedada na Constituição Federal. Contribui para essa conclusão a jurisprudência que, utilizando-se da analogia, tem reconhecido uniões estáveis entre pessoas do mesmo sexo sem que para isso seja obstáculo o fato de a Constituição prever que a união estável se dê "entre o homem e a mulher". Essa interpretação deve ser ampliada para o casamento entre pessoas do mesmo sexo. É importante compreender que não se trata de alcançar um novo direito a gays e lésbicas, mas apenas assegurar-lhes o direito que já possuem: de não serem discriminados. Sustentar a necessidade de uma lei para regular o casamento gay é ignorar que a regulação do casamento deve ser uma só, sob pena de discriminação, porque é injustificado tratamento distinto para casais homossexuais.The institution of marriage must be available to all citizens, irrespective of their sexual orientation, otherwise we have a case of discrimination, forbidden by the Constitution. Jurisprudence in Brazil has used analogy to recognize stable unions between same sex couples, even if the Constitution foresees stable unions as being "between a man and a woman." Such legal interpretation must be widened, ensuring same-sex marriage. From the juridical viewpoint then, it is a matter of securing a right that gays and lesbians already have, the right to be accepted and not suffer discrimination. It is not a matter of creating a new, specific, 'gay' or 'lesbian' right. Those who claim the need for a specific law regulating same-sex marriage seem to ignore the fact that the regulation of heterosexual and homosexual marriage must be rigorously the same in both cases.

  14. Entre el control y la autonomía: políticas de salud sexual de jóvenes y mujeres en Colombia, 1964-1991 Entre o controle e a autonomia: políticas de saúde sexual de jovens e mulheres na Colómbia, 1964-1991 Between control and autonomy: sexual health policies of youngsters and women In Colombia, 1964-1991

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    María Carolina Morales B

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Desde mediados de los años sesenta se formularon políticas de salud sexual y reproductiva para jóvenes y mujeres, con el propósito de hacer control de nacimientos, planificación familiar y atención materno-infantil. A mediados de los años setenta se instauró la educación sexual, quedó penalizado el aborto y se definieron los componentes centrales de la salud sexual y reproductiva que se conoce actualmente en Colombia. Finalmente, en la década de 1990 la agencia de las mujeres y la movilización de los estudiantes condujeron a un cambio social y político que sig-nificóunaverdaderapreparaciónparalaAsambleaNacional Constituyente y para su reconocimiento como actores políticos. La consecuente conquista de derechos políticos fue óbice para los derechos sexuales y reproductivos que se debatieron en el país desde 1994; estos no fueron reconocidos por el Estado colombiano.Enesteartículoseofreceunanálisisdelopolíticode estas políticas con el propósito de explicar el cambio del control a la autonomía. Contiene dos partes; en la primera, los inicios de la configuración de las actuales políticas de salud sexual yrepro-ductiva en el país, y en la segunda, el surgimiento y reconocimiento de los actores sociopolíticos que las impulsaron: los jóvenes y las mujeres. Se destaca lo político por ser este el núcleo del movimiento de poder y el factor determinante en la configuración de dichas políticas y en las inequidades existentes entre distintos jóvenes y mujeres, contrario a lo que se ha dicho sobre el estilo de vida de estos actores.Desde mediados dos anos sessenta se formularam políticas de saúde sexual e reprodutiva para jovens e mulheres visando controlar os nascimentos, o planejamento familiar e a atenção materno-infantil. Para mediados dos anos sessenta se instaurou a educação sexual, foi penalizado o aborto e se definiram os componentes centrais da saúde sexual e reprodutiva que se conhece atualmente na Col

  15. Criterios que deben valorar los tribunales cubanos para evaluar la veracidad del testimonio emitido por el menor entre tres y seis años de edad, víctima de abuso sexual

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    Yoruanys Suñez Tejera

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, una de las cuestiones más debatidas en relación con el testimonio es la tarea que han de realizar el investigador, el fiscal y los jueces al momento de valorarlo, sobre todo los últimos, en tanto son los responsables de dictar un fallo, acto que resulta trascendental por las consecuencias legales que implica. Lo expresado se aprecia sobre todo cuando se trata de determinar si los descargos de los menores entre tres y seis años de edad, víctimas de abuso sexual, coinciden con la verdad material, por lo que es propósito de la presente investigación determinar los criterios que faciliten realizar dicha labor. El trabajo caracteriza psicológica y socialmente al menor víctima de abuso sexual, por lo que los métodos utilizados son el de análisis y síntesis, y el de deducción-inducción. Las técnicas empleadas son la revisión bibliográfica y el análisis de documentos. Como resultados, se determinan los criterios psicosociales que se deben considerar para evaluar la veracidad del testimonio emitido por el menor entre tres y seis años de edad, víctima de abuso sexual.

  16. Sexual activity among female teenagers: a comparison between two groups of middle class adolescents from a private clinic according to pregnancy status Atividade sexual em mulheres adolescentes: uma comparação entre dois grupos de adolescentes de classe média de clínica particular de acordo com estado gravídico

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    Alexandre Faisal-Cury

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: to investigate patterns of sexual activity among teenagers. METHODS: a cross-sectional study was conducted between July 1998 and September 2000, among 117 sexually active female adolescents from a private clinic, in the city of the Osasco, State of São Paulo, Brazil. They were divided into two groups: one pregnant group (PG comprised 62 adolescents that were either pregnant (46 or had previously been pregnant (16; another group of 55 female adolescents that had never been pregnant (NPG. During consultations with these subjects, a physician conducted a semi-structured interview. Knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to sexual activity were evaluated. The comparison between the two groups was carried out using Student's t test, the chi-square test or Fisher's exact test. RESULTS: the two groups showed considerable similarities in terms of sexual behaviour, having engaged in the first sexual intercourse at the age of 15 and having had an average number of sexual partners of 1.5. Nevertheless, adolescents in the PG group had initiated sexual life earlier and tended to use less contraceptive methods during the first intercourse. Despite widespread knowledge of contraception, a large number of the adolescents did not use any contraceptive method during first sexual intercourse. In their current sexual life, an average of 81% of the participants referred to attaining orgasm. CONCLUSIONS: knowledge about contraceptive techniques is not enough to avoid unplanned pregnancies, suggesting the importance of investigating other psychosocial aspects of motherhood and maternal identity among teenagers.OBJETIVOS: investigar padrões de atividade sexual em adolescentes. MÉTODOS: estudo transversal realizado entre julho de 1998 e setembro de 2000, com 117 mulheres adolescentes sexualmente ativas oriundas de clínica privada, em Osasco, São Paulo, Brasil. Foram constituídos dois grupos: um grupo de grávidas (PG com 62 adolescentes que estavam

  17. As relações entre a satisfação conjugal e as habilidades sociais percebidas no cônjuge

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    Full Text Available As relações entre habilidades sociais percebidas pelo cônjuge e satisfação conjugal foram investigadas. Cinquenta casais (n=100, com idades entre 29 a 69 anos e tempo de união entre sete e 38 anos, responderam à Escala de Satisfação Conjugal, ao Inventário de Habilidades Sociais Conjugais e ao Questionário de Empatia Conjugal. A análise de regressão múltipla apontou forte relação entre a empatia do cônjuge e a satisfação conjugal, seguida pela expressão de sentimentos e defesa dos próprios direitos. O número de filhos se correlacionou inversamente com a satisfação e as mulheres foram percebidas como mais empáticas. As habilidades sociais, especialmente a empatia, parecem ser facilitadores da satisfação conjugal. Recomenda-se o desenvolvimento dessas habilidades no tratamento de casais em crise.

  18. Género, Deseo y Erotismo: Un Caso de Comparación entre "Clubes de Mujeres" en Buenos Aires y en Río de Janeiro Gênero, Desejo e Erotismo: Um Caso de Comparação entre "Clubes de Mulheres" em Buenos Aires e no Rio de Janeiro Gender, Desire and Eroticism: A Comparison Case "Women's Clubs" in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro

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    Marion Arent

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se basa en la investigación que compara dos Clubes donde los hombres hacen striptease para un público femenino, y se focaliza en las imágenes y performances de género. Al analizar la organización de las fronteras entre los elementos de las dimensiones erótico-afectivas (emociones, sentimientos, deseos, moralidad, transgresión de este campo, damos cuenta de la génesis sociopolítica del proceso de excitación sexual y de la construcción de un patrón de consumo erótico de las y los sujetos. Hemos encontrado más diferencias que semejanzas entre los espectáculos. El show argentino desarrolla coreografías que escenifican afecto e intimidad de las parejas, mientras se escucha música romántica, en tanto que en Brasil, los malabarismos sexuales al ritmo de pornofunk , remiten a orgías, a la despersonalización y la promiscuidad. Tienen en común la heteronormatividad, el hedonismo, el carácter lúdico y la comicidad. Son preservadas la dominación masculina y una jerarquía de los roles sexuales así como el refuerzo de la virilidad y de la condición activa masculina.A pesquisa compara dois Clubes onde homens fazem strip-tease para plateias femininas, focalizando imagens e performances de gênero. Ao analisar a organização das fronteiras entre alguns elementos das dimensões erótico-afetivas (emoções, sentimentos, desejos, moralidade, transgressão neste campo, atesta a gênese sociopsicológica do processo de excitação sexual e da construção do padrão de consumo erótico dos sujeitos. Há mais diferenças do que semelhanças entre os espetáculos. O show argentino traz coreografias que encenam afeto e intimidade de casais ao som de músicas românticas, enquanto que no Brasil malabarismos sexuais embalados pelo pornofunk remetem à orgia, à impessoalidade e à promiscuidade. Em comum, a heteronormatividade, o hedonismo, o caráter lúdico e a comicidade. A dominação masculina e a hierarquia dos pap

  19. Differences and similarities in sexual and contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among Latino male adolescent students in California, United States and Lima, Peru Diferencias y similitudes en el conocimiento, las actitudes y los comportamientos sexuales y de anticoncepción entre estudiantes adolescentes varones latinos en California, Estados Unidos, y en Lima, Perú

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    Jesús L. Chirinos

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available To identify the differences and similarities in sexual and contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among Latino male adolescent students living in California and Lima. Self-administered, anonymous surveys were completed by Latino male students aged 12-19 participating in California, and by male adolescent students in four high schools in Lima. Both surveys contained similar questions allowing for comparisons regarding sexual activity and contraceptive behavior. The mean age of male students were 16 and 15 years, respectively. More California males reported having engaged in sexual intercourse (69% vs 43%. The sexual debut was 13 years in both samples. More students in California were aware of their risk of pregnancy at first sexual intercourse than in Lima (82% vs 50%. One-third of the California males reported communicating with their partner about sex and contraception to be "easy" as compared to 53% of males in Lima. More students in California reported knowing a place to obtain contraceptives if they need them (85% vs 63%, having ever gotten someone pregnant (29% vs 7%, and having fathered a child (67% vs 16%.Identificar las diferencias y similitudes en cuanto a conocimiento, actitudes y comportamientos sexuales y de anticoncepción entre los estudiantes adolescentes latinos que viven en California y en Lima. Estudiantes adolescentes varones latinos de 12-19 años completaron las encuestas anónimas, autoaplicables tanto en California como en cuatro colegios secundarios en Lima. Ambas encuestas contenían preguntas similares con respecto a actividad sexual y comportamiento de anticoncepción. La media de edad fue de 16 y 15 años, respectivamente. Más varones adolescentes en California señalaron haber tenido relaciones coitales (69% vs 43%. Entre éstos, la media de edad de inicio sexual fue de 13 años en ambas muestras. Más estudiantes en California sabian del riesgo de embarazo en la primera relación sexual (82% vs 50%. Un

  20. Fatores associados com o comportamento sexual e reprodutivo entre adolescentes das regiões Sudeste e Nordeste do Brasil Factors associated with sexual and reproductive behavior among adolescents from the Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil

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    Iúri da Costa Leite

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo são analisados os fatores associados com o comportamento sexual e reprodutivo das adolescentes das regiões Nordeste e Sudeste do Brasil. A análise é implementada focando três dimensões deste processo: a iniciação sexual, o uso de métodos anticoncepcionais na primeira relação sexual e fecundidade. Modelos hierárquicos são implementados, pois adolescentes selecionadas de uma mesma comunidade devem ter comportamento sexual e reprodutivo mais semelhantes do que adolescentes selecionadas de áreas diferentes. O nível educacional da adolescente revelou-se o fator de risco mais importante nas três análises implementadas. Adolescentes com cinco ou mais anos de escolaridade são menos prováveis de ter a primeira relação sexual na adolescência; mais propensas a usar métodos anticoncepcionais nesta relação e apresentam menores riscos de ter filhos, quando comparadas com adolescentes com menos de cinco anos de escolaridade.This article calls attention to factors associated with sexual and reproductive behavior among adolescents from the Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil. The analyses focus on three dimensions of this process: sexual initiation, use of contraceptives in the first sexual relationship, and fertility. Hierarchical models are implemented, because adolescents selected from the same community are more likely to have similar sexual and reproductive behavior than those from different communities. Level of schooling was the most important risk factor in the three analyses. Girls with 5 or more years of schooling were less likely to have their first sexual relationship during adolescence and more likely to use contraceptive methods in this relationship, besides demonstrating less risk of having children than their counterparts with less than 5 years of schooling.

  1. Convivendo com a diferença: o impacto da sorodiscordância na vida afetivo-sexual de portadores do HIV/AIDS Conviviendo con la diferencia: el impacto de la serodiscordancia en la vida afectiva-sexual de portadores del VIH/SIDA Living with the difference: the impact of serodiscordance on the affective and sexual life of HIV/AIDS patients

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    Renata Karina Reis

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo descritivo exploratório e qualitativo objetivou descrever e analisar o impacto da sorodiscordância na vida afetivo-sexual de indivíduos com HIV/AIDS que convivem em parceria heterossexual e soronegativa ao HIV. Foram entrevistados 11 portadores do HIV/AIDS que realizavam acompanhamento clínico ambulatorial em um hospital universitário-referência do interior paulista. Os dados foram coletados através de entrevista individual gravada, e analisados segundo análise de Prosa. A vivência com a sorodiscordância ao HIV/AIDS impõe a esses casais o manejo de muitas dificuldades relacionadas à sua intimidade, diante da possibilidade de transmissão do HIV para o parceiro soronegativo, com impacto negativo na vivência da sexualidade entre parceiros sorodiscordantes, repercutindo em alterações da resposta sexual humana, favorecendo até mesmo a abstinência sexual. Apontamos a necessidade de atendimento por equipes interdisciplinares junto aos portadores do HIV/AIDS, e também de sua parceria sexual, proporcionando assistência integral, contemplando a sexualidade e as dificuldades advindas com a sorodiscordância.Este estudio descriptivo, exploratorio y cualitativo, tuvo como objetivo describir y analizar el impacto de la serodiscordancia en la vida afectivo-sexual de individuos con HIV/aids que conviven con pareja heterosexual seronegativa al HIV. Fueron entre-vistados 11 portadores de HIV/aids que efectuaban seguimiento clínico ambulatorio en un hospital universitario de referencia del interior de San Pablo, Brasil. Los datos fueron recogidos a través de entrevista individual grabada, y analizados según análisis de la Prosa. La convivencia con la serodiscordancia impone a tales parejas el manejo de muchas dificultades relacionadas con su intimidad, ante la posibilidad de transmisión del HIV al compañero seronegativo, con impacto negativo en la experiencia de la sexualidad entre parejas serodiscordantes, repercutiendo eso

  2. Psicopatía y delincuencia: comparaciones y diferencias entre ofensores sexuales y delincuentes comunes en una cárcel chilena

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    José Cabrera Sánchez

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se compararon ofensores sexuales y delincuentes comunes de una cárcel chilena en relación con la psicopatía. La muestra constó de 57 agresores sexuales y 82 delincuentes comunes, todos condenados y recluidos en el Centro Cumplimiento Penitenciario de la ciudad de Puerto Montt, Chile. El instrumento utilizado en esta investigación fue el Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R, de Robert Hare. Los resultados demuestran que el nivel de psicopatía parece no influir de manera significativa en el hecho de estar condenado por algún tipo de delito sexual; por otra parte, se aprecian niveles moderados de psicopatía en personas condenadas por delitos no violentos. A medida que aumentan las características psicopáticas se aprecia una asociación positiva con la participación en delitos violentos y/o de sangre. Se concluye que los ofensores sexuales y delincuentes comunes reincidentes presentan niveles mayores de psicopatía.

  3. O significado de família para casais homossexuais El significado de la familia para parejas homosexuales The meaning of family for homesexual couples

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    Geraldo Magela Salomé

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como proposta compreender a estrutura e a dinâmica da família de casais constituída por pessoas do mesmo sexo, a partir de como ela é vivenciada. Utilizando-nos do referencial fenomenológico, entrevistamos dois casais homossexuais. A análise dos depoimentos, nossas vivências e as leituras realizadas desvelaram duas categorias temáticas: O significado da família, constituído por homossexuais e Percebendo o impacto e o valor da convivência familiar. Pautado na compreensão do fenômeno, vislumbramos novas perspectivas, pois, quando alguém resolve formar uma família diferente daquela proposta pelo modelo tradicional, estará criando uma condição nova, ou seja, um novo tipo de organização da família. Na enfermagem nosso cuidar visa assistir, é necessário que despertemos para um cuidar que acolha diferentes formas de famílias dos doentes, dentro dos preceitos da afetividade, da ética e respeito considerando a garantia de privacidade.Este estudio tuvo como objectivo entender la estructura y la dinámica de la familia de los pares constituidos por la gente del mismo sexo, tiendo como basis su vivencia. El referencial fenomelogico hay sido usado a través de entrevistas dos pares de homosexuales. De la anailis de los reportes somado a las experiencias y lecturas resultó en la definición de dos categorías temáticas: "el significado de la familia constituídao por homosexuales" y "percibiendo el impacto y el valor de la familia. Con basis en la comprensión del fenómeno, nuevas perspectivas son vislumbradas, por lo tanto, cuando alguien decide formar una familia distinta del modelo tradicional, creará una nueva condición, y tanbién, un nuevo tipo de familia. En la atención de enfermería es necesario estar abiertos para las nuevas formas de constitución familiar para garantizar el mismo nivel de atención guardandose la ética, la afectividad, el respecto y tanbién considerando la garantiza de la

  4. Comparação entre critérios de seleção de precocidade sexual e a associação destes com características de crescimento em bovinos Nelore

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    Ortiz Peña Carlos Dario

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho estimaram-se parâmetros genéticos do perímetro escrotal (PE, PE corrigido para idade (PEi e PEi corrigido para peso corporal (PEip de bovinos Nelore, comparando-se a classificação dos animais pelas DEPs, segundo o critério adotado. Além disso, estimaram-se a correlação genética existente entre as três expressões do PE e o ganho médio diário pré-desmama, o ganho médio diário pós-desmama, o número de dias para ganhar 160 kg após o nascimento e o número de dias para ganhar 240 kg após a desmama. As informações foram obtidas nos Registros de Produção da Associação Paraguaia dos Criadores de Nelore, entre 1986 e 1997, em 110 rebanhos. As estimativas dos componentes de variância e herdabilidade foram obtidas pelo Método da Máxima Verossimilhança Restrita, usando modelos animais uni característica. As herdabilidades estimadas foram 0,41; 0,40; e 0,47 para PE, PEi e PEip, respectivamente, todas indicando possibilidade de progresso genético por seleção. A estimativa de correlação genética entre PEi e PEip (0,62 foi moderada e os valores obtidos para as correlações entre as características de precocidade sexual e de crescimento foram de pequena magnitude. As estimativas de correlações de rank das DEPs foram 0,98 para PE e PEi e 0,59 para PEi e PEip. Os resultados evidenciaram a ocorrência de mudanças na classificação dos melhores animais, quando se considerou ou não o peso vivo na correção do PE. A utilização do perímetro escrotal corrigido para idade e peso corporal como critério de seleção evitaria ou reduziria a resposta correlacionada com tamanho adulto superior, trazendo maiores progressos genéticos na precocidade sexual.

  5. Entre aves, carnes e embalagens: divisão sexual e sentidos do trabalho em abatedouro avícola Among poultry, meat and packaging: sexual division and meanings of work in a poultry slaughterhouse

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    Laila Priscila Graf

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta uma investigação sobre o trabalho de mulheres atuantes em um abatedouro avícola em Santa Catarina, Brasil. As concepções teóricas da divisão sexual do trabalho e da produção de sentidos pela psicologia do construcionismo social nortearam as análises. O conceito de trabalho foi compreendido a partir de uma dupla dimensão: como concreto (produtor de coisas úteis e abstrato (produtor de mercadorias. Com base na estratégia investigativa do estudo de caso, foi desenvolvida uma pesquisa de campo, com dois procedimentos principais: observações e oito entrevistas com trabalhadoras. Os resultados geraram duas grandes categorias temáticas, uma delas é apresentada aqui. Trata-se da divisão sexual do trabalho identificada tanto no âmbito produtivo como no doméstico. Os resultados, por meio da articulação analítica dos sentidos e da divisão sexual do trabalho, expuseram as relações assimétricas no trabalho na indústria de carne avícola e, consequentemente, no ambiente familiar.This article informs the results of a research which focus on the women's work at a small poultry slaughterhouse, in Santa Catarina State, Brazil. . The sexual division of labor and the meanings of work were supported by the social constructionism. The concept of work was understood from a double dimension: as concrete work (producing useful things and as abstract work (producing goods. Based on a case study, a qualitative approach was developed through observation and eight interviews with women workers. Based on the analytic articulation of meanings and sexual division of labor theories, the results showed the asymmetric relations at work in the poultry industry and also in the domestic place.

  6. A notificação compulsória do abuso sexual contra crianças e adolescentes: uma comparação entre os dispositivos americanos e brasileiros

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    Full Text Available A notificação compulsória dos casos de violência é um instrumento capaz de mobilizar a rede de proteção às crianças e adolescentes e de compor o sistema de informação, visando ao planejamento de políticas públicas para seu enfrentamento. O trabalho tem como objetivos: (a caracterizar o contexto histórico de enfrentamento da violência sexual contra crianças e adolescentes, e o seu processo de notificação, no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos (EUA; (b estabelecer parâmetros de comparação entre a realidade brasileira e americana. Para tanto, realizou-se uma pesquisa documental de leis, portarias e normativas sobre a notificação compulsória do abuso sexual contra crianças e adolescentes, complementadas pela literatura nacional e internacional acerca da questão. Pode-se observar que, enquanto nos EUA o processo de notificação é detalhado e distribuído por seus estados, no Brasil os estudos ainda requerem maior aprofundamento sobre a temática, sobretudo no que diz respeito às iniciativas regionais.

  7. El acoso sexual en el ámbito universitario : estudio comparativo de la percepción diferencial entre alumnos y alumnas

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    2012-01-01

    El principal objetivo de esta ponencia es clarificar qué comportamientos serían susceptibles de ser considerados “acoso sexual” y analizar su incidencia en el ámbito universitario centrándose en el colectivo del alumnado de la Universidad de las Islas Baleares (UIB). Se trata de un análisis cuantitativo que forma parte de un trabajo de investigación más amplio sobre el acoso sexual en el ámbito universitario que incluye a los tres colectivos de la comunidad universitaria, es decir también al ...

  8. Uso de métodos contraceptivos entre mulheres com vida sexual ativa em São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Use of contraceptive methods by sexually active women in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Ioná Carreno

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo transversal de base populacional em São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, com objetivo de analisar o uso de métodos contraceptivos. A amostra envolveu 867 mulheres de 20 a 60 anos com vida sexual ativa. Entre as mulheres que referiram atividade sexual, 627 (61,1% referiram utilizar algum método contraceptivo. Entre as mulheres de 20 a 49 anos, 48,8% referiram utilizar anticoncepcionais orais; 18,7%, ligadura tubária; 17,3%, preservativos masculinos; e 7,3%, dispositivo intra-uterino. Entre as 186 mulheres de 50 a 60 anos que referiram vida sexual ativa, o método mais prevalente foi a ligadura tubária com 79,6%. Foi observada uma modificação de efeito em relação à prevalência de anticoncepcionais orais, idade e escolaridade, evidenciando uma menor prevalência nas mulheres de 20 a 29 anos e com baixa escolaridade. Assim, os achados da análise em São Leopoldo apontam para uma diversidade na prevalência do uso de métodos contraceptivos, inclusive não fazendo distinção na ocorrência de laqueadura tubária de acordo com variáveis sócio-econômicas, mas ainda revelam a necessidade de propiciar-se escolhas tecnicamente mais adequadas às mulheres mais jovens e com baixa escolaridade.In 2003, a population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in the urban area of São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The sample included 867 sexually active women from 20 to 60 years of age. The objective was to describe the use of contraceptive methods. Data were collected using a standardized questionnaire. The study analyzed the prevalence of contraceptive use and socioeconomic variables in women reporting an active sex life (84.5%, stratified by age groups. Some 627 (61.1% women reported use of contraceptive methods. In the 20-49-year old group, 48.8% reported using oral contraceptives, 18.7% tubal ligation, 17.3% condoms, and 7.3% IUDs. In the 50-60-year old group, the most widely used method was tubal ligation

  9. Diferencias y desigualdades entre los HSH usuarios de locales comerciales de encuentro sexual: algunas contribuciones a las estrategias comunitarias de prevención del VIH Differences and inequalities among MSM who visit commercial venues for sexual encounters: some contributions to community level strategies of HIV prevention

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    Fernando Villaamil Pérez

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de una investigación etnográfica acerca de la diversidad de prácticas y representaciones y, por tanto, de subjetividades que caracterizan a los hombres que tienen relaciones sexuales con hombres (HSH que frecuentan los locales comerciales de encuentro sexual (LCES del ambiente de Madrid (España. En primer lugar, se describen las formas de pensar, actuar y sentir con respecto a estos locales de tres sectores entre los usuarios, a los que hemos denominado “integrados”, “periféricos” y “marginales”, para finalmente concluir con algunas implicaciones para la intervención comunitaria que se derivan de la heterogeneidad de prácticas y representaciones que se puede encontrar entre los usuarios de los mencionados LCES.In this article we examine some socio-political implications of the processes of construction of the gay community in Madrid in relation to community level interventions to prevent the spread of HIV. To that end, we partially present the outcomes of an ethnographical research on the diversity of practices and representations - and therefore subjectivities - that can be found among men who have sex with men (MSM who visit commercial venues for sexual encounters in the gay scene in Madrid, Spain. First, the ways of thinking, acting and feeling about those venues of three types of patrons (the “well-adjusted”, the “periphericals” and the “marginals” are described. We conclude by drawing some implications for community interventions that can be derived from the heterogeneity of practices and representations to be found among patrons of those venues.

  10. Atitudes, sentimentos e imagens na representação social da sexualidade entre adolescentes Actitudes, sentimientos e imágenes de la representación social de la sexualidad entre los adolescentes Attitudes, feelings and images on the social representation of sexuality among adolescents

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    Denize Cristina de Oliveira

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo analisar a estrutura da representação social de sexualidade para adolescentes. De natureza qualitativa, foi desenvolvido com 746 jovens de duas escolas públicas do Rio de Janeiro. Os dados foram coletados por meio de evocações livres ao termo indutor "sexualidade" e analisados pelo software EVOC 2003. O conjunto dos sujeitos apresenta uma estrutura representacional positiva, englobando dimensões atitudinais, valorativas e imagéticas. Aspectos negativos aparecem na periferia, indicando uma dimensão familiar e de consequências. Comparando a estrutura das representações por sexo, observa-se que são semelhantes, especialmente pela presença de elementos como "bom", "camisinha" e "prevenção". A especificidade do grupo feminino aparece enfatizando a dimensão atitudinal, enquanto o masculino se distingue por uma associação da sexualidade ao ato sexual. Conclui-se que as representações estão ligadas a comportamentos adotados diante da sexualidade e da sua valorização, bem como da existência de dimensões transversais às diversas estruturas.La presente investigación tiene como objetivo analizar la estructura de representación social de la sexualidad entre los adolescentes. Estudio de tipo cualitativo, desarrollado con 746 jóvenes de dos escuelas públicas de Río de Janeiro. Los datos fueron colectados por medio de evocaciones libres frente al inductor "sexualidad" y analizados por el software EVOC 2003. El grupo de sujetos estudiados presenta una estructura positiva de representación, incluyendo dimensiones de actitud, de valor y de imagen. Aspectos negativos aparecen en la periferia, lo que indica una escala relativa y las consecuencias. En la comparación de la estructura de las representaciones de género se observó que son similares, sobre todo por la presencia de elementos como "bueno", "condón" y "prevención". La especificidad de las mujeres en el grupo aparece haciendo énfasis en la

  11. PUENTES ENTRE LA EXTENSIÓN, LA INVESTIGACIÓN Y LA CIUDADANÍA SEXUAL: EL CASO DEL MONITOREO SOCIAL DE POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS EN SALUD SEXUAL Y REPRODUCTIVA EN LA PROVINCIA DE SANTA FE

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    En un trabajo articulado y sostenido en el tiempo desde el año 2006 entre el Programa de Extensión “Género, Sociedad y Universidad perteneciente a la Universidad Nacional del Litoral y Organizaciones de la sociedad civil de la provincia de Santa Fe, se han generado diferentes acciones a partir de un objetivo común: monitorear la plena aplicabilidad de la Ley 11.888 (Programa provincial de salud reproductiva y procreación responsable) y la accesibilidad en igualdad de condiciones de parte de l...

  12. Católicos, fidelidade conjugal e AIDS: entre a cruz da doutrina moral e as espadas do cotidiano sexual dos adeptos1

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    2009-01-01

    Neste artigo discutimos a visão da Igreja Católica sobre sexualidade na interface com a epidemia do HIV/AIDS. Nossa reflexão está embasada em pesquisa etnográfica que envolveu dois meses de observação participante do cotidiano de católicos de um bairro popular da Região Metropolitana do Recife, além de contar com entrevistas a onze dos leigos engajados nos serviços religiosos da igreja do bairro e a oito sacerdotes que realizam seus trabalhos religiosos em outras localidades. Nelas abordamos diferentes temáticas relacionadas ao enfrentamento da epidemia da AIDS. Nesse contexto, conjugalidade e fidelidade se afiguram como importantes analisadores de como aqueles lidam com a epidemia, em uma variedade de re-descrições práticas e de re-interpretações conceptuais das assertivas do discurso moral religioso – ainda que, muitos impasses permaneçam em aberto em termos das prerrogativas da Igreja e seus possíveis rebatimentos na saúde sexual dos adeptos. PMID:21765650

  13. Orientação social, papel sexual e julgamento moral: uma comparação entre duas amostras brasileiras e uma norueguesa Social orientation, sexual role, and moral judgment: a comparison of two brazilian and one norwegian sample

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    Angela Biaggio

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Sessenta estudantes universitários (30 homens e 30 mulheres, de João Pessoa, e 60 estudantes de Porto Alegre, igualmente distribuídos, foram comparados a uma amostra semelhante da Noruega - 120 estudantes universitários (60 homens e 60 mulheres. Exceto por uma aparente diferença na orientação cultural entre as mulheres brasileiras, comparações através do teste de moralidade de justiça de Gibbs, do teste ECI da ética do cuidado, do inventário de papéis sexuais de Bem, e do teste de orientação cultural de Triandis mostraram que todas as diferenças foram entre a amostra da Noruega e as amostras do Brasil como um bloco. Os brasileiros estabeleceram uma diferenciação em relação aos papéis sexuais que não foi feita pelos noruegueses, e obtiveram escores mais altos na orientação cultural para o coletivismo. Os noruegueses mostraram mais altos escores no ECI, o que pode ser decorrente de um viés cultural no teste. Não houve diferenças, entre o Brasil e a Noruega, nem na orientação cultural para o individualismo, nem no teste de Gibbs. De uma forma geral, os homens obtiveram escores mais altos na medida do individualismo total e as mulheres no coletivismo vertical. As mulheres de João Pessoa obtiveram escores mais hedonísticos e individualistas do que as mulheres de Porto Alegre, que obtiveram escores mais tradicionais.Thirty female and 30 male university students each from Joao Pessoa and Porto Alegre were compared to a comparable Norwegian sample of 60 female and 60 male students. Except for a suggestion of differences in women's cultural orientation, comparisons on Gibbs' test of justice morality, the ECI test for ethic of care, Bem's sex role inventory, and Triandis' test for cultural orientations showed that all differences were between the Norwegian sample and the Brazilian samples as a unit. Brazilians showed a differentiation of sex roles, which was not shown in Norwegians, and higher scores on the collectivism

  14. Entre derechos implícitos y derechos naturales: la Corte IDH y la no discriminación por orientación sexual en el caso Atala

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo haremos un breve paralelo entre, por un lado, los argumentos que utiliza la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos para establecer un supuesto derecho implícito a la no discriminación por orientación sexual en el caso Atala y, por otro lado, los argumentos que puede utilizar el iusnaturalismo para postular derechos naturales “subsiguientes” como derechos humanos no positivados autoritativamente a partir de la naturaleza humana. En este sentido, no nos ocuparemos aquí ni de reseñar, ni de refutar sistemáticamente los presupuestos, los argumentos o las conclusiones generales de la sentencia que se usará de ejemplo. Antes bien, el paralelo ofrecido nos permitirá evidenciar algunas de las ventajas teóricas de una aproximación iusnaturalista que, sin dejar de considerar la fuerza de la dimensión positiva del derecho, reconozca en la naturaleza humana el criterio normativo material primordial del establecimiento de los derechos humanos.

  15. Uso inconsistente del condón entre trabajadoras sexuales en Ecuador: resultados de una encuesta de comportamientos Inconsistent condom use among sexual workers in Ecuador: results from a behavior survey

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    Juan Pablo Gutiérrez

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Obtener información sobre la tasa de uso del condón y otros comportamientos y características relacionados con el riesgo de adquirir infecciones de transmisión sexual en trabajadoras sexuales (TS de ocho ciudades del Ecuador. Este estudio presenta resultados de una encuesta realizada con TS en ocho ciudades del Ecuador. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio transversal en el que se aplicó un cuestionario de comportamientos, actitudes y características socioeconómicas y demográficas a una muestra de TS en las ocho ciudades del Ecuador que concentran a la mayor parte de la población del país y padecen la mayor problemática en relación con el VIH. RESULTADOS: Se obtuvo información de un total de 2 867 TS, la mayor parte de ellas en sus lugares de trabajo. El mayor porcentaje de las TS entrevistadas realizaba sus actividades en sitios dedicados al comercio sexual. La edad media de las entrevistadas fue de 28 años (IC95% 27-29 y alrededor de la mitad vivía con parejas masculinas (ya sea casadas o en unión libre. La tasa de uso del condón con el último cliente fue de 88% (82% de forma consistente; en cambio, con las parejas regulares fue de 6%. Un alto índice de habilidades para la vida, mayor nivel socioeconómico y contar con permiso para trabajar se relacionaron de forma positiva con el uso del condón con clientes (RP= 1.40; IC95% 1.40-1.40; RP= 1.37; IC95% 1.36-1.37; y RP= 7.26; IC95% 6.87-7.46, respectivamente. CONCLUSIONES: Si bien el uso del condón de las TS ecuatorianas con clientes es elevado, disminuye si se analiza su consistencia y es sumamente bajo cuando se trata de parejas regulares. La utilización del condón, por otra parte, parece relacionarse con variables sobre las cuales es posible realizar intervenciones para modificarlas, como las habilidades para la vida y el permiso oficial para realizar el trabajo sexual. En ese sentido, es importante realizar intervenciones específicas que incrementen

  16. Estigmatização e conjugalidade em casais sem filhos por opção Estigmatización y conyugalidad en parejas sin hijos por opción Stigmatization and conjugality concerning voluntary childless couples

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    Maria Galrão Rios

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O casamento contemporâneo não necessariamente envolve um projeto de filiação e descendência. Tal fenômeno só é possível em função das mudanças que foram ocorrendo na transição do modelo tradicional de família para as novas configurações, nas quais observamos variadas facetas do desejo de procriação, representadas seja pela busca de um filho quando não existem possibilidades biológicas de concepção, seja por seu inverso, a escolha voluntária por não ter filhos. O objetivo deste artigo é refletir acerca do estigma e conjugalidade presentes na opção de casais por não ter filhos. O método empregado na pesquisa foi o clínico-qualitatitvo, sendo realizadas entrevistas com quatro casais heterossexuais, sem filhos por opção, na região metropolitana de São Paulo. De acordo com os resultados coletados, todos os casais relataram, de forma espontânea, sofrer ou ter sido submetidos à pressão social e sentir-se estigmatizados em função de suas escolhas. Cada um dos casais é impactado de uma maneira singular, reagindo a esse fenômeno de diferentes formas, a depender do tipo de vínculo conjugal estabelecido.El matrimonio contemporaneo no implica necesariamente un proyecto de linaje y descendencia. Este fenómeno sólo es posible en función de los cambios que fueron ocurriendo en la transición del modelo tradicional de la familia para las nuevas configuraciones, en las cuales observamos distintas facetas del deseo por la procreación: sea por la búsqueda de un hijo cuando no existen posibilidades biológicas de concepción, sea por su inverso, la búsqueda voluntaria por no tenerlo. El objetivo de este artículo es el de proyectar acerca de estigma y conyugalidad asociados a la opción de las parejas por no tener hijos. El método empleado en la investigación fue el clínico-cualitativo, siendo realizadas entrevistas con cuatro parejas heterosexuales, sin hijos por opción, en la región metropolitana de Sao Paulo

  17. Relación entre el ausentismo laboral y los síntomas músculo-esqueléticos en trabajadores de la salud de una institución prestadora de servicios de salud sexual y reproductiva

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    Diana Naranjo Restrepo

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Los desórdenes músculo-esqueléticos se pueden describir como una de las causas más frecuentes de patologías de origen laboral. Según estudios, el ausentismo laboral está asociado con enfermedades derivadas del sedentarismo, las enfermedades respiratorias, las afecciones osteomusculares y los traumatismos. Se pretende establecer la relación entre los síntomas musculo-esqueléticos y el ausentismo laboral en una IPS de Bogotá D.C. especializada en salud sexual y reproductiva, teniendo en cuenta el tipo de trabajo y hábitos en la práctica de actividad física del personal. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio de corte transversal, para evaluar la presencia de síntomas músculo-esqueléticos en la IPS mencionada, que cuenta con 4 centros ubicados en Bogotá D.C. La evaluación de los síntomas musculo-esqueléticos se realizó por medio del “Cuestionario Nórdico” y la práctica de actividad física de los trabajadores se evaluó con la aplicación de preguntas extraídas de la Encuesta Nacional de la Situación Nutricional (ENSIN. Mediante un muestreo por conveniencia se incluyó una muestra de la población. Resultados: Se incluyeron 143 trabajadores de la salud en la muestra. Los síntomas musculo-esqueléticos más frecuentes fueron: en el cuello (48.2% seguido de columna lumbar (45.4% y mano/muñeca derecha (41.2. El 95.1% de los trabajadores presentaron algún síntoma músculo-esquelético, algunos de ellos con afectación en más de 1 segmento. Discusión: Los síntomas musculo-esqueléticos presentaron una frecuencia muy alta en los trabajadores de la IPS, pero su relación con el ausentismo laboral no dio resultados estadísticamente significativos; tampoco la relación entre síntomas y la realización de actividad física. Los resultados no fueron similares a literatura dado la alta prevalencia (95.1% vs 43% en este estudio comparado con otros estudios similares.

  18. Identificación de criterios de orden legal y científico en el derecho probatorio del sistema penal que incidieron en el proferimiento de sentencias de los enjuiciados por delitos sexuales entre el 2009-2010 en dos municipios del Valle del Cauca

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    Cielo Tabares Valencia

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue identificar los criterios de orden legal y científico en el derecho probatorio del sistema penal que incidieron en el proferimiento de sentencias de los enjuiciados por delitos sexuales entre el 2009-2010 en dos municipios del Valle del Cauca. El método utilizado consistió en el estudio de casos en 21 fallos entre el 2009-2010, con aplicación de variables sociodemográficas, médicolegales/ científico-forenses utilizadas para la descripción de los casos. En los análisis realizados en SPSS, se calcularon medidas de tendencia central, posición y dispersión a los datos cuantitativos, y a los cualitativos se les calcularon proporciones y razones. Se usó el test de chi cuadrado y un valor de p ≤=0,05 fue considerado como significante. Los resultados obtenidos evidenciaron que las mujeres entre 5-14 años fueron las más afectadas, y sus agresores, prevalentes familiares. La mayoría de los casos fueron actos sexuales abusivos, dos de acto sexual agravado en concurso homogéneo y heterogéneo. El informe médico-legal estuvo en todas las sentencias, y le siguió, en orden de frecuencia, el de psicología forense. Los ausentes en su mayor proporción fueron los de biología o genética forense. La investigación realizada permitió concluir que es tarea de los jueces garantizar la integridad de los menores víctimas de abuso sexual; no obstante, para ello cuentan con poco acervo probatorio científico-forense.

  19. Relações afetivo-sexuais e prevenção contra infecções sexualmente transmissíveis e aids entre mulheres do município de Vitória - ES Rrelaciones afectivo-sexuales y prevención contra infecciones sexualmente transmisibles y sida entre mujeres del municipio de Vitoria-ES Sexual relationships and infections sexually transmitted and aids prevention among women in Vitória-ES, Brazil

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    Melissa Mattos Amorim

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se conhecer como mulheres vivenciam a prevenção de infecções sexualmente transmissíveis (IST e aids em suas relações afetivo-sexuais. Foram realizados dois grupos de discussão e 12 entrevistas individuais com mulheres na faixa etária de 20 a 35 anos. Um grupo foi composto por cinco participantes com ensino fundamental ou médio (Grupo1 e o outro, por sete participantes com ensino superior completo ou incompleto (Grupo2. Apenas três participantes faziam uso consistente do preservativo masculino como medida preventiva de IST/Aids. O uso inconsistente do preservativo foi justificado pela presença, no contexto relacional, do compromisso de exclusividade sexual mútua. Valores e crenças acerca do conhecimento sobre o parceiro sexual e da confiança nele investida orientavam as percepções das participantes de ambos os grupos sobre a necessidade de adesão a medidas preventivas. Observou-se que tais percepções também estavam estreitamente vinculadas às suas relações e implicações de gênero.El propósito de este estudio fue conocer como mujeres vivencian la prevención de infecciones sexualmente transmisibles (IST y SIDA en sus relaciones afectivo-sexuales. Fueron realizados dos grupos de discusión y 12 entrevistas individuales con mujeres en la franja de edad desde 20 hasta 35 años. Un grupo fue compuesto de cinco participantes con enseñanza fundamental o media (Grupo 1, y otro de siete participantes con enseñanza superior completa o incompleta (Grupo 2. Solamente tres mujeres hacían uso consistente del preservativo masculino como medida preventiva de IST/SIDA. El uso inconsistente del condón fue justificado por la presencia, en el contexto relacional, del compromiso de exclusividad sexual mutua. Valores y creencias acerca del conocimiento sobre el compañero sexual y de la confianza invertida en él, orientaban las percepciones de las participantes - de ambos grupos - sobre la necesidad de adhesión a medidas

  20. Sexualidade e gravidez na adolescência entre jovens de camadas médias do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Middle-class teenage sexuality and pregnancy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Elaine Reis Brandão

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    Full Text Available Aborda-se a gravidez na adolescência entre jovens de camadas médias, prisma pouco estudado no Brasil. Realizou-se um estudo qualitativo sócio-antropológico com 14 famílias do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, cujos filhos permaneciam solteiros e residindo com os pais, após o nascimento da criança. Foram realizadas 25 entrevistas em profundidade com 6 rapazes e 7 moças entre 18 e 24 anos e seus pais (11 mães e 1 pai, para avaliação retrospectiva da gravidez e de seus impactos na trajetória juvenil e familiar. Três aspectos são analisados: as dificuldades de internalização da norma contraceptiva; a descoberta tardia da gravidez e a tomada de decisão ­ aborto ou reprodução ­ pelos jovens e seus pais. O estudo permitiu configurar a gravidez na adolescência como um evento contingente ao processo de construção da autonomia pessoal em curso nessa fase da vida, no qual a sexualidade tem grande relevância. Conclui-se que o fenômeno precisa ser compreendido em um contexto histórico e cultural específico, distinto de sua ocorrência décadas atrás, pois está marcado pelas regras que organizam o processo de individualização juvenil na contemporaneidade.The subject of this paper is teenage pregnancy among middle-class youth, a topic not sufficiently studied in Brazil. The paper is based on a qualitative, socio-anthropological study of 14 middle-class families in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, whose children have remained single, living with their parents after the child's birth. A total of 25 in-depth interviews were conducted with 6 young men and 7 young women, ages 18 to 24, and their parents (11 mothers, one father, to examine the event in retrospect and its impact on these young people and their families. Three aspects are analyzed: difficulties young people face in internalizing contraception as a norm; late discovery of pregnancy; and how the decision to either have an abortion or give birth is made by young people and their parents

  1. Sexual Assault

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    ... Professions Indian Health Careers Indian Preference Loan Repayment Military Transition Student ... Sexual Assault Sexual assault is a significant problem affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives. Sexual assault ...

  2. Violência nos relacionamentos afetivo-sexuais entre adolescentes de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil: busca de ajuda e rede de apoio Violencia en las relaciones afectivo-sexuales entre adolescentes de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil: búsqueda de ayuda y red de apoyo Violence in affective and sexual relationships among adolescents in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: search for help and support networks

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    Marta Julia Marques Lopes

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    Full Text Available Buscou-se analisar a rede de apoio referida pelos adolescentes no enfrentamento das situações de violência nas relações afetivo-sexuais. Utilizou-se abordagem quantitativa, para o inquérito epidemiológico, e qualitativa, para os dados das entrevistas e grupos focais. A amostra foi composta por 283 adolescentes de 15 a 19 anos de idade, estudantes do segundo ano do ensino médio de escolas públicas e particulares de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Os dados quantitativos foram analisados por meio de descrição de frequências e da análise de associação entre variáveis. Para os dados qualitativos, utilizou-se o método de análise de conteúdo na modalidade temática. Os resultados mostram que apenas 5% dos adolescentes solicitaram ajuda para problemas decorrentes de violência e, quando o fizeram, procuraram principalmente amigos e familiares. Os profissionais de saúde foram pouco citados pelos jovens como fonte de ajuda. Destaca-se a necessidade de questionar as implicações do sistema de atenção à saúde na prevenção da violência e promoção da saúde dos adolescentes com vistas à adoção de relacionamentos saudáveis.Se analizó la red de apoyo informada por los adolescentes a la hora de enfrentarse a las situaciones de violencia en las relaciones afectivo-sexuales. Se utilizó un enfoque cuantitativo para la encuesta epidemiológica, y cualitativo para los datos de las entrevistas y grupos focales. La muestra estaba compuesta por 283 adolescentes de 15 a 19 años de edad, estudiantes del 2º año de enseñanza media de escuelas públicas y privadas de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Los datos cuantitativos se analizaron a través de la descripción de frecuencias y del análisis de asociación entre variables. Para los datos cualitativos se utilizó el método de análisis de contenido en la modalidad temática. Los resultados muestran que solamente un 5% de los adolescentes solicitaron ayuda para

  3. Prevenção de doenças sexualmente transmissíveis e Aids entre jogadores juniores Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS among junior professional players

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    Wilson Aparecido Silva

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO/ OBJETIVO: Os casos de Aids continuam crescendo entre os jovens, e existem poucos estudos para entender as especificidades da vulnerabilidade masculina no contexto jovem. Assim, realizou-se estudo com o objetivo de desenvolver um programa de prevenção de doenças sexualmente transmissíveis (DST e da Aids entre jogadores profissionais de futebol. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 25 jogadores juniores de um time de futebol profissional de Campinas, SP. O estudo foi desenvolvido em duas etapas: (1 aplicação de questionário para auto-resposta, com informações sociodemográficas, sobre adesão às normas tradicionais de gênero, conhecimentos e prevenção de DST/Aids e risco de transmissão associado ao esporte; e (2 uma segunda etapa com dezessete sessões de dinâmica de grupo. Diversas dinâmicas e formas de expressão (discursiva, escrita, pictográfica, vídeos foram utilizadas para captar os conteúdos do grupo com referência aos temas desenvolvidos. RESULTADOS: O grupo mostrou elevado grau de informação quanto às vias de transmissão do HIV e baixo nível de conhecimento em relação à reprodução e às DST. A gravidez não planejada constituiu a principal preocupação desses jovens. Quanto ao preservativo, o uso consistente só foi relatado com parceiras casuais (73% e foi inconsistente com parceiras fixas (27%. A convivência, no futebol, com atletas infectados pelo HIV, é entendida como ameaça para 58% do grupo. CONCLUSÕES: Os jovens se consideram pouco vulneráveis, embora expostos à possibilidade de adquirir HIV e de ocorrer gravidez indesejada. Os atletas têm pouco conhecimento sobre o corpo e sobre a saúde reprodutiva. O espaço do futebol, assim como dos demais esportes, pode ser um importante local para intervenção e formação de multiplicadores, uma vez que jogadores são considerados modelos por crianças e jovens.INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: Aids cases are steadily increasing among young people and

  4. Poder y placer: ¿cuál es el impacto que la intersecionalidad entre género y clase social tiene sobre las prácticas sexuales? Un estudio comparativo en torno a la infidelidad, sexo casual, uso de lencería, ataduras e inmovilizaciones, piropos, sexo oral, orgías y encuentros con prostitutas en hombres y mujeres en los sectores populares y medio-altos en Bogotá, Colombia.

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    Vargas Londoño, Andrea del Pilar

    2011-01-01

    Este documento explora la relación que existe entre la interseccionalidad y las relaciones de género y clase social en razón de prácticas sexuales tales como la infidelidad, sexo casual, uso de lencería, ataduras e inmovilizaciones, piropos, sexo oral, orgías y encuentros con prostitutas en Bogotá, Colombia.

  5. A divisão de tarefas domésticas entre homens e mulheres no cotidiano do casamento*

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    Bernardo Jablonski

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho visa a investigar como se dá a negociação de tarefas dentro do lar face às novas demandas impostas a reboque do movimento de emancipação feminina e do ingresso maciço das mulheres no mercado de trabalho. Procuramos avaliar atitudes e comportamentos acerca de diversos tópicos relativos ao cotidiano da vida em comum entrevistando 20 membros de casais heterossexuais de classe média, com idades entre 30 e 40 anos, com pelo menos 5 anos de união e ao menos um filho. Entre os principais resultados, destacamos que, apesar da existência de uma dupla jornada de trabalho e das dificuldades demonstradas pelos homens em compartilhar de forma igualitária as tarefas domésticas - recaindo sobre a mulher o peso maior (cuidar da casa e das crianças, fazer compras, arrumar, lavar e passar, etc. - não observamos, como seria esperado, um aumento considerável de conflitos na relação marital.

  6. A divisão de tarefas domésticas entre homens e mulheres no cotidiano do casamento

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    Bernardo Jablonski

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho visa a investigar como se dá a negociação de tarefas dentro do lar face às novas demandas impostas a reboque do movimento de emancipação feminina e do ingresso maciço das mulheres no mercado de trabalho. Procuramos avaliar atitudes e comportamentos acerca de diversos tópicos relativos ao cotidiano da vida em comum entrevistando 20 membros de casais heterossexuais de classe média, com idades entre 30 e 40 anos, com pelo menos 5 anos de união e ao menos um filho. Entre os principais resultados, destacamos que, apesar da existência de uma dupla jornada de trabalho e das dificuldades demonstradas pelos homens em compartilhar de forma igualitária as tarefas domésticas - recaindo sobre a mulher o peso maior (cuidar da casa e das crianças, fazer compras, arrumar, lavar e passar, etc. - não observamos, como seria esperado, um aumento considerável de conflitos na relação marital.

  7. Sexual Health

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    ... and changes in sexual function are common. These physiological changes can include: A need for more stimulation ... page: Sexuality in later life. National Institute on Aging. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/sexuality- ...

  8. Sexual Education

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    Býmová, Pavlína

    2008-01-01

    The subject matter of this diploma thesis "Sexual Education" is sexual education in the Czech Republic, specifically dedicated to the study of the integration of sexual education into the educational process in schools and families.

  9. Entre/Plantas

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    Montoro Coso, Ricardo; Sonntag, Franca Alexandra

    2014-01-01

    La palabra Inter-és proviene etimológicamente de las palabras latinas inter y esse; y significa “lo que está-entre dos o más personas, o sea lo que las une pero también las separa”. Los prefijos inter- y entre-, en la mayor parte de los casos, describen estados o acciones ambiguas de los términos que preceden. De esta operación aditiva surgen maclas de vocablos; el inter-sticio como la “hendidura o espacio que media entre dos cuerpos o entre dos partes de un mismo cuerpo”; y así sucesivamente...

  10. Estrategias novedosas de prevención de embarazo e ITS/VIH/sida entre adolescentes escolarizados mexicanos A novel school-based strategy for the prevention of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs, and teen pregnancies

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    Pilar Torres

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Describir el diseño de un estudio en escuelas preparatorias para evaluar una intervención de prevención de VIH/sida y embarazos no planeados, y presentar los resultados de su encuesta basal. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se implementó una intervención sobre VIH/sida/ITS, dirigida a adolescentes, incluyendo anticoncepción de emergencia (AE, y se diseñó una evaluación prospectiva aleatorizada controlada para medir la efectividad de la misma. Se llevó a cabo una encuesta basal, de la que se deriva un diagnóstico de los conocimientos, actitudes y comportamientos sexuales de la población objetivo. RESULTADOS: De las 40 escuelas participantes, 11 177 estudiantes de primero de preparatoria (52% mujeres; edad media de ambos sexos de 15.5 años participaron en la encuesta basal. De ellos, 10% de las mujeres y 24% de los hombres dijeron tener experiencia sexual, y únicamente 39% reportó haber usado condón en la primera relación. De los sexualmente activos, un tercio de los hombres y la quinta parte de las mujeres reportaron haber experimentado zafadura o rotura del condón. La mayor parte de los participantes había escuchado previamente sobre la AE. CONCLUSIONES: La baja proporción del uso de condón, aunado al hecho de que se reportan problemas para su uso efectivo, refuerza la idea del diseño de este estudio: proponer un método anticonceptivo de respaldo al condón, como la AE, razonablemente conocida y con disposición para su uso.OBJECTIVE: To introduce the study design of an HIV/AIDS and unplanned pregnancy prevention program targeting high school students, and to present the results from the baseline survey. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A school curriculum was developed to inform adolescent students about HIV/AIDS/STD prevention, which included information on emergency contraception (EC for adolescent students. A randomized controlled study was conducted to simultaneously evaluate the effect of this intervention. The baseline survey

  11. Perfil de casais que optam pelo parto domiciliar assistido por enfermeiras obstétricas Perfil de las parejas que optan por el parto domiciliario asistido por enfermeras obstétricas Profile of couples who opt for home birth assisted by obstetric nurses

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    Iara Simoni Silveira Feyer

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    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa exploratório-descritiva foi desenvolvida com o objetivo de identificar as características sociodemográficas de casais que optam pelo domicílio como local para a ocorrência do parto. Participaram 25 casais que elegeram os serviços de uma equipe de enfermeiras obstétricas que assiste a partos domiciliares, em Florianópolis-SC. As informações foram obtidas por meio dos registros em prontuários dos atendimentos prestados pelas enfermeiras e de entrevistas semiestruturadas com os casais praticantes do parto domiciliar planejado, tendo sido realizada análise descritiva do perfil obtido. Identificou-se que a maioria dos casais era de pessoas com formação superior, relacionamento estável, que residiam em casa própria e tinham estabilidade profissional. Grande parte dos participantes não era natural de Florianópolis e alguns casais vieram de outras cidades para que o parto ocorresse nesta cidade. Foi possível concluir que a opção pelo parto em casa está atrelada à revalorização do ambiente doméstico, e não a um resgate do passado.Estudio exploratorio-descriptivo, desarrollado con el objetivo de identificar las características sociodemográficas de las parejas que eligen el hogar como un lugar para la ocurrencia del parto. Participaron 25 parejas que han elegido los servicios de un equipo de enfermeras obstétricas que asisten partos en domicilio de Florianópolis-SC. La información se obtuvo a través de los registros de la atención prestada por las enfermeras y entrevistas semiestructuradas con las parejas participantes del nacimiento domiciliario planificado, después de haber realizado un análisis descriptivo del perfil obtenido. Se identificó que la mayoría de las parejas practicantes del parto en casa son personas con educación superior, relación estable, que viven en sus propias casas y tienen seguridad laboral. Gran parte de los participantes no es natural de Florianópolis y algunas parejas

  12. Desafios da contracepção juvenil: interseções entre gênero, sexualidade e saúde Challenges of youth contraception: intersections between gender, sexuality and health

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    Elaine Reis Brandão

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda, sob uma perspectiva socioantropológica, os desafios postos aos jovens na gestão da vida afetivo-sexual, no que tange à prevenção de gravidez imprevista. Discute algumas dificuldades por eles encontradas no manejo da contracepção, no decorrer de suas trajetórias afetivo-sexuais, identificando situações propensas à não-utilização de métodos anticonceptivos (MAC. Trata-se de pesquisa qualitativa, cujo material empírico agrupa 73 entrevistas em profundidade, com jovens de ambos os sexos, de 18 a 24 anos de idade, provenientes de três capitais do país (Salvador, Rio de Janeiro e Porto Alegre e de dois segmentos sociais (popular e médio, que passaram por ao menos um episódio de gravidez na adolescência. A análise temática dos dados reúne elementos afins e recorrentes nas narrativas juvenis, além dos contrastes de gênero e classe social. Os resultados relativos às dificuldades dos jovens de usar continuamente os MAC foram agrupados em eixos temáticos: contexto do relacionamento; relação com a família no que tange à sexualidade; efeitos colaterais dos métodos hormonais; descuido com a contracepção; dificuldades dos serviços de saúde; “falha” dos MAC; forte concepção da paternidade nos segmentos populares; uso de preservativo com parceiras “desconhecidas”; uso de coito interrompido, sem conhecimento do ciclo menstrual da parceira.This paper shows, from a social anthropological perspective, the challenges faced by young people in managing their sexual and affective lives, when it comes to preventing unexpected pregnancy. It aims to discuss some of the difficulties young people have when dealing with contraception along their sexual and affective lives and also to identify circumstances in which they tend not to use contraceptive methods. A qualitative research is presented, in which empirical data consists of 73 in-depth interviews with young people of both sex, with age ranging from 18 to

  13. Factors associated with sexual initiation and condom use among adolescents on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, West Africa Fatores associados ao início da vida sexual e o uso de preservativo entre adolescentes da Ilha de Santiago, Cabo Verde, África Ocidental

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    Carlos Mendes Tavares

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The current study focuses on factors associated with sexual initiation and condom use among teenagers on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, according to gender. This was a representative, probabilistic sample of 13-to-17-year-olds (n = 768 attending public secondary schools on Santiago Island in 2007. Associations were tested by test of proportion, Pearson's chi-square, or Fisher's exact test and logistic regression. Factors related to sexual initiation among boys were: age over 14 years, Catholic religion, and alcohol consumption. For girls, the factors included: > 9 years of schooling and involvement in an affective-sexual relationship. Unlike other Sub-Saharan countries, this study showed a high prevalence of condom use during initial sexual activity. Adolescents are able to safely begin sexually active life if they have access to information, sex education, and other STD prevention and contraceptive methods. This study provides insights on the development of policies to reduce the vulnerability of the young population to STD/AIDS and the limits and challenges related to the promotion of condom use and sex education, focusing on unequal gender relations.Foram analisados fatores associados ao início da vida sexual de adolescentes na Ilha de Santiago, Cabo Verde, segundo sexo. Estudo realizado com amostra probabilística e representativa de 768 adolescentes, age 13-17 anos, de escolas secundárias públicas da Ilha de Santiago em 2007. A associação foi testada pelo teste de proporção, qui-quadrado de Pearson ou Fisher e regressão logística. Nos rapazes, os fatores associados ao início da vida sexual foram: idade maior que 14 anos, ser católico e consumo de bebidas alcoólicas. Para meninas: escolaridade maior que nove anos e ter parceiro afetivo-sexual. Ao contrário de outros contextos da África Subsaariana, foram constatadas taxas elevadas de uso de preservativo por adolescentes no início da vida sexual. Os adolescentes podem iniciar a

  14. Sexual Essays

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    Giles, James

    Through a series of interrelated essays, this book explores fundamental issues concerning gender, sexual and romantic attraction, sexual desire and fantasies, the sexual positions, age dysphoria, and the role of naked skin in human sexuality. It does so by exploring experiential, social, biological...... on sex. It is further argued that sexual desire is an existential need based on the experience of having a gendered body. A case study of age dysphoria is presented showing how the conclusions concerning concerning gender and desire apply in an atypical case. The body's fundamental role in sexuality......, and evolutionary aspects of sexual life. The author criticizes several popular views, rejecting both social constructionist accounts of gender and social constructionist and biological accounts of sexual desire. It is argued instead that gender roles and gender are often confused and that gender itself is based...

  15. Sexual Health

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    ... protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections. Talking to kids about sex Kids and sexuality — those words strike fear into the hearts of many parents. But talking to kids about sex is an important part of parenting. Children and ...

  16. Sexual Violence

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    Sexual Violence Facts at a Glance 2012 Adults In a nationally representative survey of adults: 1 • Nearly 1 in ... 5.6% and 5.3%, respectively) experienced sexual violence other than rape, such as being made to ...

  17. Female sexuality

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    Rao, T.S. Sathyanarana; Nagaraj, Anil Kumar M.

    2015-01-01

    Sex is a motive force bringing a man and a woman into intimate contact. Sexuality is a central aspect of being human throughout life and encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy, and reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed in thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviors, practices, roles and relationships. Though generally, women are sexually active during adolescence, they reach their peak orgasmic fre...

  18. Sexual Regret

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    Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The current study sought to answer three key questions about explaining the emotion of regret in the domain of casual sex: Are sex differences in sexual regret robust or attenuated in a highly egalitarian culture? What proximate psychological variables might explain sex differences in sexual regret? And what accounts for within-sex variation in experiences of sexual regret about casual sex. We conducted a study of 263 Norwegian students (ages 19–37 who reported how much they regretted having either engaged in, or passed up, their most recent casual sexual experience. Sex differences in sexual regret are not attenuated in this sexually egalitarian culture. The study revealed sex differences in worries about pregnancy, STIs, and reputation; however, these predictors did not succeed in accounting for the sex differences in regret engaging in casual sex. Sexual gratification and socio-sexual orientation both predicted the sex differences in casual sex regret. In contrast, only socio-sexual orientation attenuated the sex difference in regret passing up casual sex. Predictors of within-sex variation in casual sexual regret included worry about sexual reputation, experienced gratification during the encounter, and socio-sexual orientation. Discussion focuses on implications for the psychological design features of this relatively neglected emotion.

  19. Infantile sexuality

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    Zeuthen, Katrine Egede; Gammelgård, Judy

    2010-01-01

    When first presented, Freud´s theory of infantile sexuality was a scandal. Not only was the claim that the small child sucking at the mother´s breast experiences a kind of pleasure that Freud without hesitation named sexual, the theory also turned the common understanding of human sexuality up-si...

  20. Informação sobre contracepção e sexualidade entre adolescentes que vivenciaram uma gravidez Información sobre anticoncepción y sexualidad entre adolescentes que vivenciaron un embarazo Information about contraception and sexuality among adolescents who experienced a pregnancy

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    Laís Norberta Bezerra de Moura

    2011-01-01

    las fuentes de información, después de la gestación, caracterizada por la búsqueda de fuentes con base científica.OBJECTIVE: To describe sources of information about sexuality and contraception used by adolescents who experienced a pregnancy. METHODS: Descriptive study conducted through structured interviews in a sample of 285 adolescents during hospitalization for medical treatment or termination of pregnancy, in four hospitals in Teresina-PI, during the period from January to March 2006. RESULTS: Before becoming pregnant, 89.5% of teenagers had information about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases and 55% had someone with whom they felt safe to talk about sex and pregnancy. Their friends (36.6% were the most frequently cited source of information. After pregnancy, 75.5% had received information about contraception and sexuality, and the prenatal service (70.3% was the primary source. CONCLUSION: We detected a change in sources of information, after pregnancy, characterized by the search for sources with a scientific basis.

  1. Entre reivindicaciones sexuales y reclamos de justicia económica: divisiones políticas e ideológicas durante la Conferencia Mundial del Año Internacional de la Mujer. México, 1975

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    Pamela Fuentes

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available La Conferencia Mundial del Año Internacionalde la Mujer se celebró del 19 de junio al 2 dejulio de 1975, con la participación de más de9 000 personas provenientes de 133 naciones. Laconferencia, organizada por las Naciones Unidas,fue el primer y el más grande intento poranalizar la inequidad de género desde una perspectivaglobal. Este artículo analiza el contextointernacional en el que se desenvolvió la conferenciay muchas de las discusiones que estaoriginó en su momento: desde el optimismoacerca de los resultados positivos que la reuniónmundial originaría hasta aquellas opiniones queridiculizaban o hacían sentir su indiferenciahacia una “reunión de mujeres”. En particular,el análisis se centra en los discursos acerca delconcepto de “mujer” debido a que este refleja lasperspectivas opuestas que las participantesmanifestaron en la conferencia. Las construccionesideológicas acerca de lo que significaba“ser mujer” desempeñaron un papel central enlas confrontaciones diarias entre mujeres de lospaíses de los llamados Primer y Tercer Mundos.Las mujeres de las naciones económicamentedesarrolladas fueron percibidas por laprensa y por algunas delegadas latinoamericanascomo interesadas únicamente en asuntossexuales, como el lesbianismo, el aborto y laprostitución. Por el contrario, el ideal de mujerdel Tercer Mundo estaba relacionado con la justiciasocial y la igualdad económica. Con esteanálisis, el presente ensayo tiene como objetivocontribuir al entendimiento de la construcciónde identidades femeninas en un contexto globaly demostrar que dichas construcciones estáníntimamente relacionadas con luchas políticas,económicas y culturales

  2. Sexual Health

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    McMahon Sharon

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Health Issue Much attention is devoted to women's reproductive health, but the formative and mature stages of women's sexual lives are often overlooked. We have analyzed cross-sectional data from the Sexual Behaviour module of the 2000/2001 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS, and reviewed the literature and available indicators of the sexual health of Canadian women. Key Findings Contemporary Canadian adolescents are becoming sexually active at younger ages than in previous generations. The gender gap between young males and females in age at first intercourse has virtually disappeared. The mean age at first intercourse for CCHS respondents aged 15–24 years was between 16 and 17. Canadian-born respondents are significantly younger at first intercourse than those who were born outside of Canada. Few adolescents recognize important risks to their sexual health. Older Canadians are sexually active, and continue to find emotional and physical satisfaction in their sexual relationships. Data Gaps and Recommendations Both health surveys and targeted research must employ a broader understanding of sexuality to measure changes in and determinants of the sexual health of Canadians. There is reluctance to direct questions about sexual issues to younger Canadians, even though increased knowledge of sexual health topics is associated with delayed onset of sexual intercourse. Among adults, sex-positive resources are needed to address aspects of aging, rather than medicalizing age-related sexual dysfunction. Age and gender-appropriate sexual health care, education, and knowledge are important not only for women of reproductive age, but for Canadians at all stages of life.

  3. de Riesgo entre Adolescentes

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    Sheila Gonçalves Câmara

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo evalúa los predictores de la conducta sexual de riesgo, entendida en este estudio como una práctica sexual desprotegida que puede ocasionar infección por ETS/SIDA, considerando la frecuencia y el uso de métodos anticonceptivos. Analiza variables socio-demográficas, psicosociales y de salud. La muestra se compuso de 389 jóvenes estudiantes de la enseñanza media de la ciudad de Porto Alegre en el Brasil. A través del análisis de regresión logística binária, se encontró el perfil de los que tienen mayor propensión a la conducta sexual de riesgo: jóvenes varones que tuvieron mayor número de parejas sexuales en el último año, presentaron mayor frecuencia en la consumición de alcohol, menor índice de bienestar psicológico y menor utilización de la estrategia de coping de búsqueda de pertenencia,

  4. Brincadeiras de meninas e de meninos: socialização, sexualidade e gênero entre crianças e a construção social das diferenças Girl's and boy's games: socialization, sexuality and gender among children and the social construction of the differences

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    Jucélia Santos Bispo Ribeiro

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute a socialização infantil em relação à construção da sexualidade e à identidade de gênero reproduzida e re-elaborada pelas crianças, em especial, os modelos de feminilidade pensados e exigidos pelas próprias meninas, modelos estes presentes nos jogos e brincadeiras entre garotos e garotas de uma comunidade praieira na Bahia, de maioria negra e pobre. A discussão baseia-se em material etnográfico coletado durante trabalho de campo através de observações e entrevistas com grupos de crianças de 07 a 14 anos de idade.The article discusses the infantile socialization related to the construction of the sexuality and to the gender identity reproduced and re-elaborated by children, especially to that femininity standards imagined and demanded by girls themselves. These standards are present in the games and jokes played between boys and girls in a beach community formed by a black and poor people majority in Bahia. This discussion is based on etnografic material collected in field research through observations and interviews with children's groups aged between 07 and 14 years.

  5. Sexual harassment.

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    Sbraga, T P; O'Donohue, W

    2000-01-01

    We review the current state of sexual harassment theory, research, treatment, and prevention. Definitional problems and implications are discussed. An examination of the epidemiology of sexual harassment is presented, highlighting correlates that include characteristics of the organizational environment, the perpetrator, and the recipient of unwanted sexual behavior. Normative responses to sexual harassment and consequences are discussed. Descriptions of the most prevalent models of sexual harassment are offered and the empirical evidence for them is briefly reviewed. From there, the effect of model development and evaluation on the prevention and treatment of sexual harassment is considered. We comment on the steps that would need to be taken to develop viable prevention and treatment programs. Suggestions for fruitful avenues of research and theory development are offered.

  6. Endostatin (EntreMed).

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    Grosios, K

    2000-07-01

    EntreMed has licensed the worldwide rights to the angiogenesis inhibitor Endostatin, a 20 kDa C-terminal fragment of collagen XVIII, from the Children's Hospital of Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. It is being developed as a potential cancer treatment and may also be useful in certain types of blindness and arthritis [227427]. EntreMed filed an IND for Endostatin in June 1999 [334125] and as of September 1999, phase I trials were underway [341462]. As of April 2000, the company had initiated plans for testing low doses of Endostatin in cancer patients using continuous infusion and sc administration in a further phase I study to be conducted in Europe [361594]. A phase I trial of Endostatin which will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Endostatin at a range of doses in no more than 100 cancer patients has been initiated. The trial will take place at the University of Texas MD Anderson Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin Cancer Center in Madison. The National Cancer Center will be sponsoring the trial, which is expected to be completed in late 2000. As of March 2000, there had been no serious adverse events attributable to Endostatin administration. The first report from this trial is expected in autumn 2000 [341462], [366312]. The mechanism of action for Endostatin remains unclear, although reports from the 91st AACR Meeting in April 2000 showed that recombinant human endostatin bound to a number of tropomyosin cDNAs in a library screen [362039]. In preclinical studies, repeated administration of Endostatin consistently shrank primary tumors and did not produce any drug resistance. In mice, a variety of tumors which had progressed to 1 to 2% of total body weight, regressed to microscopic, dormant lesions following Endostatin treatment [231418], [231470], [270673]. Types of cancers which respond to Endostatin include lung, skin, vascular and fibrosarcomas. Toxicology studies in cynomolgus monkeys showed that bolus injections of

  7. Male sexuality.

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    Ginsberg, Terrie B

    2010-05-01

    It should be recognized that sexuality in the aging male is of such import that a complete sexual history must be performed. By taking a complete sexual history, facts can be obtained that will allow for appropriate focus relating to a holistic evaluation and will enable us to dispel antiquated sexual myths pertaining to the aging male. If initiated by the history taker, questions concerning sexuality may be discussed more comfortably by the patient. Erectile dysfunction, male sexual response cycle, testosterone, sexually transmitted diseases, human immunodeficiency virus, long-term illness, along with religion and culture are explored in this article with the aim of improving one's knowledge base, self reflection, and awareness of the importance of male sexuality. A complete understanding and appreciation of the aging male's medical history, surgical history, social history, and emotional history as well as his sexual, cultural, and religious concepts will allow the health care provider to better analyze information, and to recommend and provide appropriate advice and treatment to the aging male patient. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Sexual pain.

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    Boardman, Lori A; Stockdale, Colleen K

    2009-12-01

    Sexual pain is an underrecognized and poorly treated constellation of disorders that significantly impact affected women and their partners. Recognized as a form of chronic pain, sexual pain disorders are heterogeneous and include dyspareunia (superficial and deep), vaginismus, vulvodynia, vestibulitis, and noncoital sexual pain disorder. Women too often tolerate pain in the belief that this will meet their partners' needs. This article provides a review of the terminology and definition of the condition, theories on the pathophysiology, diagnostic considerations, and recommendations on the management of female sexual pain.

  9. Sexual addictions.

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    Garcia, Frederico Duarte; Thibaut, Florence

    2010-09-01

    The potential adverse consequences, personal distress, shame and guilt presented by patients who suffer from sexual addiction require a more in-depth understanding of the phenomenology and psychobiology of this disorder. A bibliographic review was conducted using MEDLINE and EBSCO databases with the following keywords: "sexual addiction," "hypersexuality," "compulsive sexual behavior," "behavioural addiction," "treatment," and "addiction." Several conceptualizations of excessive nonparaphilic sexual disorder have been proposed based on the models of, respectively, obsessive compulsive disorder, impulse control disorder, out of control excessive sexual disorder, and addictive disorder. Despite the lack of robust scientific data, a number of clinical elements, such as the frequent preoccupation with this type of behavior, the time spent in sexual activities, the continuation of this behavior despite its negative consequences, the repeated and unsuccessful efforts made to reduce the behavior, are in favor of an addictive disorder. In addition there is a high comorbidity between excessive sexual behavior and other addictive behaviors. The phenomenology of excessive nonparaphilic sexual disorder favors its conceptualization as an addictive behavior, rather than an obsessive-compulsive, or an impulse control disorder. Moreover, the criteria that are quite close to those of addictive disorders were recently proposed for the future DSM-V in order to improve the characterization of this condition. Finally, controlled studies are warranted in order to establish clear guidelines for treatment of sexual addiction.

  10. Internet Sexualities

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    Döring, Nicola

    The term “internet sexuality” (or OSA, online sexual activities) refers to sexual-related content and activities observable on the internet (cf. Adams, Oye, & Parker, 2003; Cooper, McLoughlin, & Campbell, 2000; Leiblum & Döring, 2002). It designates a variety of sexual phenomena (e.g., pornography, sex education, sexual contacts) related to a wide spectrum of online services and applications (e.g., websites, online chat rooms, peer-to-peer networks). If an even broader range of computer networks - such as the Usenet or bulletin board systems - is included in this extensional definition, one speaks of “online sexuality” or “cybersexuality.”

  11. Conducta Sexual Protegida en Adolescentes Mexicanos

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    Citlalli Pérez de la Barrera; Susan Pick

    2006-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue identificar predictores psicosociales de conducta sexual protegida en adolescentes. La muestra estuvo constituida por 113 hombres y 65 mujeres mexicanos estudiantes de bachillerato, entre los 14-20 años de edad. Se aplicaron una serie de instrumentos a saber: conocimientos y creencias sobre sexualidad, habilidades para la toma de decisiones, comunicación asertiva y conducta sexual protegida. Los resultados mostraron que la habilidad de comunicación ...

  12. Sexual revolutions

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    Hekma, G.; Giami, A.

    2014-01-01

    The sexual revolution of 1960-1980 created a major break in attitudes and practices in Western societies. It created many new freedoms for gay men, youth and women, in terms of sexual imagery, information, and rights. Leftists denounced the revolution's consumerism whilst feminists lamented its

  13. Sexual Violence Prevention

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  14. Patpong, entre sexe et commerce.

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    Sébastien Roux

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Le tourisme dit « sexuel » est aujourd’hui décrié comme une forme de tourisme international immoral, un dysfonctionnement grave de la mondialisation appelant une réaction politique contre « l’exploitation sexuelle » dont seraient victimes des millions de femmes et d’enfants. Pourtant, derrière l’apparente évidence du « tourisme sexuel » comme expression de sens commun, rares sont les enquêtes qui explicitent la réalité concrète des échanges prostitutionnels. En adoptant une démarche ethnographique, l’article décrit le fonctionnement de Patpong, un quartier rouge de Bangkok dédié à une clientèle internationale. Par la description des offres disponibles, des revenus générés, des codes et des pratiques, la complexité de l’espace réapparaît. Il s’agit de donner à voir la réalité des échanges pour interroger l’articulation entre commerce et sexualité. L’analyse ethnographique du tourisme sexuel permet ainsi de souligner la diversité des pratiques et de rappeler que les formes les plus visibles — et les plus commentées — d’échanges prostitutionnels éclipsent trop souvent une pluralité d’expériences qui participe pourtant au succès de ces ruelles mondialement connues. So-called sex tourism is condemned as an immoral form of international tourism, a serious failure of globalization requiring political action against the “sexual exploitation” suffered by millions of women and children. Yet behind the common and seemingly evident understanding of “sexual tourism,” few studies have focused on the actual reality of such relations. Based on an ethnographic study, this article presents the structure of Patpong, a red-light district of Bangkok dedicated to international tourism. First, the article aims to briefly present the historical development of Patpong. This peculiar space is intrinsically linked to sex tourism, as these world-renowned streets expanded since the mid-60s to

  15. Sexual assault

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    Larsen, M-L; Hilden, M; Lidegaard, Ø

    2015-01-01

    ) the relationship between victim and perpetrator. RESULTS: Two-thirds of the victims were aged 15-24 years. Seventy-five percent had met the perpetrator before the sexual assault and 70% reported the assault to the police. A physical injury was found in 53, and 27% sustained an anogenital lesion. Alcohol...... is important in creating an environment where women are not reluctant to seek help after a sexual assault. Young age and drinking alcohol were risk factors for sexual assault, and we need to address this when considering preventive strategies.......OBJECTIVE: To describe the victims of sexual assault and the circumstances in which the assaults occur. DESIGN: Descriptive case study. SETTING: Centre for Victims of Sexual Assault (CVSA), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. POPULATION OR SAMPLE: A total of 2541 women attending CVSA from 2001...

  16. Sexual prejudice.

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    Herek, Gregory M; McLemore, Kevin A

    2013-01-01

    Despite shifts toward greater acceptance in U.S. public opinion and policy, lesbian, gay, and bisexual people remain widely stigmatized. This article reviews empirical research on sexual prejudice, that is, heterosexuals' internalization of cultural stigma, manifested in the form of negative attitudes toward sexual minorities and same-sex desires and behaviors. After briefly reviewing measurement issues, we discuss linkages between sexual prejudice and religion, gender, sexuality, and related variables, and consider how the cultural institutions encompassing these domains create a social context within which individual expressions of prejudice can meet important psychological needs. These include needs for securing social acceptance, affirming values that are central to one's self-concept, and avoiding anxiety and other negative emotions associated with threats to self-esteem. We conclude by discussing factors that may motivate heterosexuals to reduce their own sexual prejudice, including intergroup contact, as well as avenues for future empirical inquiry.

  17. Violencia sexual: la punta del iceberg de un problema invisible

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    2017-01-01

    La violencia de género y la violencia sexual son problemas muy graves y generalizados en todo el mundo. Los tipos de violencia sexual, entre los que se encuentran la agresión sexual, la mutilación genital femenina y la trata de mujeres con fines de explotación sexual, afectan a una proporción considerable de la población, constituyen una violación de los derechos humanos, y deterioran profundamente el bienestar físico, sexual, reproductivo, psíquico y social de las mujeres y de sus familias. ...

  18. Violencia sexual

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    Carlos Tadayuki Oshikata

    2003-01-01

    Resumo: A violência sexual é um crime clandestino e subnotificado, praticado contra a liberdade sexual da mulher. Provoca traumas físicos e psíquicos, além de expor a doenças sexualmente transmissíveis e gravidez indesejada. Existem poucos serviços no Brasil que oferecem um atendimento especializado para diagnosticar e tratar as mulheres vítimas de violência sexual. A finalidade deste trabalho foi avaliar, através de um estudo descritivo e retrospectivo, 166 mulheres que compareceram na urgên...

  19. Entre monos y centauros

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    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available    ¿Qué relación puede existir entre Ovidio, Tiziano y unos tlacuilo indios de la sierra otomí ? ¿Qué tienen en comun  el pintor mas famoso del siglo XVI , el veneciano Tiziano (+ 1576,  un poeta latino del primer siglo despues de Cristo, Publio Ovidio Nasón (-43/17 ,  y unos artistas indígenas anónimos del pueblo otomi de Ixmiquilpan?   Aunque la reunión de estos tres nombres parezca extraña y sorprendente, los hilos que los unen no son nada anecdóticos.  Permiten entender mejor la manera...

  20. Entre formigas e estrelas

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    Vinicius Prates

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Esta resenha apresenta o livro Reagregando o social: uma introdução à teoria do ator-rede, última obra do filósofo francês Bruno Latour publicada no Brasil. Nele, o autor se propõe a elaborar uma suma da crítica que faz aos conceitos usualmente aceitos de “social”, o que vem desenvolvendo ao longo dos últimos anos de produção intelectual. Neste processo ele criou a “Teoria-ator-rede”, que busca reestabelecer teoricamente as relações entre o que chama de mediadores “humanos” e “não-humanos”.

  1. Sexual abuse

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    Iztok Takač

    2012-11-01

    Conclusions: Effective and efficient treatment of victims of sexual abuse requires a systematic approach to the patient, starting with a thorough history, and continuing with a clinical investigation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the consequences of sexual abuse. The complete management must include sampling of any potential biological traces from the body of the victim. The key to success is a coordinated cooperation with investigators and forensics.

  2. Enigmatic Sexuality

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    Zeuthen, Katrine Egede; Gammelgård, Judy

    2017-01-01

    ? Divided into three sections, Clinical Encounters in Sexuality begins with six chapters on important themes in queer theory: identity, desire, perversion, pleasure, discourse and ethics. Section two includes fourteen responses to the chapters in section one by practising psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic......: psychoanalytic and queer. The book is edited by two psychoanalytic practitioners — one Kleinian, one Freudian-Lacanian — who also have research expertise in sexuality studies. All pieces are new and have been commissioned....

  3. Da impotência à disfunção erétil: destinos da medicalização da sexualidade From impotence to erectile dysfunction: a journey through the medicalization of sexuality

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    Alain Giami

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo retrata a história recente da transformação do conceito da impotência, como desordem psicossexual, em disfunção erétil, considerada como uma doença de etiologia principalmente orgânica. Demonstra sucessivamente como a impotência masculina constituiu uma abrangência global de todo o ciclo da resposta sexual, e ainda, uma violação da identidade e da autoimagem; como o relacionamento entre casais se transformou progressivamente em dificuldade e como a falta de um órgão claramente circunscrito pode ser o objeto de um "simples" tratamento medicamentoso. Este processo foi analisado a partir de modelo sequencial da medicalização (Conrad, que permite compreender a intervenção dos diferentes atores envolvidos (cientistas, médicos, industriais, políticos, empresários. Compreende-se, assim, como as descobertas científicas são selecionadas e desenvolvidas de acordo com seu potencial industrial e são aplicadas às pesquisas clínicas; como entidades clínicas são reconceitualizadas e medidas através de investigações epidemiológicas na população em geral e como são criados os ensaios clínicos que levam à criação de um medicamento. Em seguida, observam-se como os atores da saúde pública e os políticos intervêm para dar legitimidade ao novo problema criado. Por fim, avalia-se a possibilidade da desmedicalização de problemas com o uso não-médico do medicamento, no contexto do desenvolvimento da autoprescrição na Internet.This paper delineates the history of the recent transformation of the concept of impotence - from a psycho-social disorder to a disease with an organic etiology. Then it shows how male impotency, which globally affected the entire sexual response cycle, even acted upon self-image and the representation of the couple - progressively became a disorder as the failure of a well controlled organ liable to undergo a single medicinal treatment. This process is analyzed from the sequential model

  4. Sexual Jealousy

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    David M. Buss

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Sexual jealousy is a basic emotion. Although it lacks a distinctive facial expression and is unlikely to solve problems of survival, it evolved because it solves adaptive problems of mating. Some adaptive functions are similar in men and women at one level of abstraction, such as warding off potential mate poachers and deterring relationship defection. Other functions are sex-differentiated, such as increasing paternity probability for men and monopolizing a mate's economic commitments for women. Dozens of studies have documented sex-differentiated design features of jealousy: The relative upset about sexual and emotional aspects of infidelity; processing speed and memorial recall of sexual and emotional infidelity cues; physiological distress to sexual and emotional infidelity cues; qualities of same-sex rivals that evoke jealousy, such as superior job prospects versus greater physical attractiveness; triggers of mate retention tactics; jealous interrogations following the discovery of infidelity; and whether an infidelity produces forgiveness or breakup. Although showing all the hallmarks of evolved functionality, sexual jealousy also leads to tremendous destruction, from humiliation to homicide. By these scientific theoretical and empirical criteria, sexual jealousy is properly considered not only "basic" but also "one of the most important emotions".

  5. Entre grafos y bits

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    Carla Boserman

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Este texto se propone ahondar en las intersecciones de lo analógico y lo digital, en el encuentro de la baja y la alta tecnología. Tomando consciencia de la materialidad de ambas esferas para pensar desde ahí en objetos, prácticas de dibujo y documentación que puedan aportar otras formulaciones aplicables a métodos de investigación. Entre grafos y bits, diseccionaremos un objeto, el #relatograma, analizaremos su ecología y propondremos una reflexión acerca de su condición digital que genera paisajes por agregación #coreograma, explorando así su capacidad de ser reporte y aporte cognitivo. Between graphs and bits  Abstract This paper delves into the intersections of analogue and digital cultures, at the points at which low and high technology converge. While acknowledging the materiality of these two spheres, I aim to produce an enquiry into objects, drawings and documentation practices that can contribute to developing new research methods. Among graphs and bits, I will dissect one object: the #relatograma, in order to analyze its ecology and propose a critical reflection on its digital condition and its ability to produce aggregated landscapes, or what I define as #coreograma. I will thereby explore its ability to be share information and produce knowledge. Keywords: Material culture; research methods; digital objects; drawing; #relatograma.

  6. Sexuality and Sexual Rights in Muslim Societies

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    2009-01-01

    In August 2008, the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) organized the CSBR Sexuality Institute, the first international Institute on sexuality and sexual rights in Muslim societies in Malaysia. Liz Amado presents how the Institute expanded the discourse, knowledge and thinking around sexuality in Muslim societies, as well as providing a unique space for the much needed exchange of information and experience among sexual rights advocates. Development (2009) 52, 59...

  7. Competencias parentales en educación sexual y prevención del abuso sexual infantil.

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    De la Cruz Rojas, Lucila Amelia

    2015-01-01

    El trabajo de investigación titulado "Competencias parentales en educación sexual y prevención del abuso sexual Infantil", tuvo como objetivo general caracterizar las competencias parentales que poseen padres y madres en la educación sexual y la prevención del abuso sexual de sus hijos/as de entre 5 y 1 O ·años de edad; desde una perspectiva de género y de su experiencia parental; en Cerro Candela del distrito de Ate Vitarte 2013. El enfoque aplicado fue el mixto, es decir se recolectaron y a...

  8. Sexual Assault

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    ... who is unable to consent. It also includes abusive sexual contact. It can happen to men, women or children. The attacker can be anyone - a current or former partner, a family member, a person in position of power or trust, a friend, an acquaintance, or a ...

  9. Risky sexual

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    Nov 3, 2012 ... AMONG STUDENTS OF JIMMA UNIVERSITY, ETHIOPIA ... control, substance use, peer pressure, campus and outside ... Author: Gurmesa Tura E- mail: gurmesatura@gmail.com or gurmesa.tura@ju.edu.et .... following substances: alcohol, Khat cigarette, .... leading reason was sexual desire 106(42.9%).

  10. Sexual conflict

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    Lessells, C.M.

    2012-01-01

    Parental care includes a wide variety of traits that enhance offspring development and survival. It is taxonomically widespread and is central to the maintenance of biodiversity through its close association with other phenomena such as sexual selection, life-history evolution, sex allocation,

  11. Sexual Violence

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    This podcast discusses sexual violence - what it is, the long-term health problems it can contribute to, and tips to stop it before it begins.  Created: 4/4/2011 by National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).   Date Released: 4/4/2011.

  12. Obtenção de gametas seguros por meio de associação de técnicas de processamento seminal para casais sorodiscordantes para HIV Safe gametes acquisition through association of seminal processing techniques with HIV serodiscordant couples

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    Priscila Queiroz

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO OBJETIVO: o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os parâmetros laboratoriais e clínicos de pacientes submetidos à reprodução humana assistida, associando técnicas de processamento seminal para eliminação de partículas virais da amostra de sêmen em casais nos quais o homem é infectado pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana adquirida (HIV. MÉTODOS: foram avaliados 11 ciclos de injeção intracitoplasmática de espermatozóide (ICSI realizados em casais nos quais os homens eram infectados pelo HIV (Grupo HIV, e 35 ciclos de ICSI nos quais se utilizaram espermatozóides doados (Grupo Controle. As amostras de sêmen dos doadores foram submetidas à análise seminal completa, processamento seminal (lavagem e criopreservação. Os homens do Grupo HIV receberam antibioticoterapia prévia e realizou-se análise seminal, lavagem e gradiente descontínuo de densidade antes da criopreservação. As amostras foram avaliadas para carga viral e a ICSI foi realizada quando não houve detecção do HIV. RESULTADOS: quanto aos resultados da análise seminal, os grupos se mostraram comparáveis em relação à concentração e motilidade progressiva dos espermatozóides. Entretanto, a porcentagem de espermatozóides morfologicamente normais foi maior no Grupo Controle (14,3% comparado ao HIV (5,8%; p=0,002. Na avaliação dos parâmetros embrionários, as taxas de fertilização normal (Controle: 74,7% e HIV: 71,7; p=0,838 e de bons embriões (Controle: 42,4% e HIV: 65,1%; p=0,312 foram semelhantes. Por outro lado, o Grupo Controle apresentou melhores resultados clínicos que o HIV (gestação continuada: 52,9 e 12,5%; p=0,054; implantação: 42,6 e 10,4%; p=0,059, respectivamente, apesar de as diferenças não serem estatisticamente significantes. Após o nascimento, não houve soroconversão das mães e das crianças nascidas. CONCLUSÕES: a associação de técnicas de processamento seminal para eliminação do HIV de amostras seminais n

  13. Puberty and adolescent sexuality.

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    Fortenberry, J Dennis

    2013-07-01

    This article is part of a Special Issue "Puberty and Adolescence". Sexuality emerges as a major developmental element of puberty and the adolescent years that follow. However, connecting the sexuality that emerges with puberty and elements of adult sexuality is difficult because much adolescent sexuality research addresses the transition to partnered sexual behaviors (primarily coitus) and consequences such as unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. This review proposes a framework of an expanded understanding of puberty and adolescent sexuality from the perspective of four hallmarks of adult sexuality: sexual desire; sexual arousal; sexual behaviors; and, sexual function. This approach thus addresses important gaps in understanding of the ontogeny of sex and the continuum of sexuality development from adolescence through the adult lifespan. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. [Adolescent sexuality].

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    Calero, Juan del Rey

    2010-01-01

    The social Adolescent features are insecurity, narcissism, eroticism, more impetuosity than reason. 1/3 of adolescents have risk behaviour for health. The pregnancy rate in adolescent are 9/1,000 (11,720, the abort about 50 %). The total abort (2009) were 114,480. Increase the rate of 8,4 (1990) to 14,6/ 1,000 (2009). The sexual education fails. The consulting about contraceptives get pregnancy of the OR 3,2, condom OR 2,7. The adolescent are influenced in his matter: oeer have 70-75 % of influence, mother 30-40 %, father 15 %, for yhe environment and education Cyberspace access to information: 33 % exposed to unwanted sexual materials, 1 in 7 solicited sexual online. The argument have 4 central topic: Morality and Responsibility, Desire (responsibility vs gratification), Danger (fear related to pregnancy and STD/VIH), and Victimization. The prevention of STD: so called safe sex, delayed, and abstinence, Prevention HPV vaccine. The information is not enough, are necessary personal integral formation in values as self control, abstinence, mutual respect, responsibility, reasonable decisions.

  15. Sexuality and Young Children.

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    Honig, Alice Sterling

    2000-01-01

    Describes normal aspects of sexuality during the early years, including masturbation and children's fanciful sexual ideas. Presents inappropriately mature sexual knowledge as a danger sign of abuse. Discusses whether and what teachers/caregivers should tell children about sexuality, and notes the importance of teaching staff about sexual identity…

  16. Prevalência e fatores associados à violência entre parceiros íntimos: um estudo de base populacional em Lages, Santa Catarina, Brasil, 2007 Prevalence of intimate partner violence and associated factors: a population-based study in Lages, Santa Catarina State, Brazil, 2007

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    Adriana Jaqueline Anacleto

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Estimou-se a prevalência da violência entre parceiros íntimos e os fatores associados em Lages, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Realizou-se um estudo transversal de base populacional domiciliar com mulheres de 20-59 anos (n = 1.042, da zona urbana. As prevalências de agressão verbal, violência física menor e violência física grave foram estimadas pelo questionário Conflict Tactics Scales - Form R. Questões sobre aspectos sócio-econômicos e demográficos foram investigadas. As associações foram testadas pelo teste do qui-quadrado de Pearson e o de tendência linear. A prevalência de violência entre casais para agressão verbal, agressão física menor e agressão física grave foram de 79%, 14,9% e 9,3%, respectivamente. Casais com menos de trinta anos, com renda per capita inferior a meio salário mínimo mensal e vivendo em locais com mais de dois indivíduos por cômodo dormitório apresentaram maiores prevalências das violências mensuradas quando comparados com casais mais velhos, com maior rendimento e menor aglomeração, respectivamente. Programas preventivos, além de estudos qualitativos, podem ser estratégias efetivas para melhor compreender a violência entre parceiros íntimos.The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of intimate partner violence and associated factors in Lages, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. A population-based household study included 20-59-year-old women (n = 1,042 living in the urban area. The Conflict Tactics Scales - Form R was used to investigate verbal aggression, minor physical violence, and severe physical violence. A questionnaire covering socioeconomic and demographic variables was applied. Pearson qui-square and linear trend test were used to test associations. Prevalence rates for verbal aggression and minor and severe physical abuse within couples were 79.0%, 14.9%, and 9.3%, respectively. Couples under 30 years of age, with per capita income less than half the minimum wage

  17. Fatores de risco para doenças sexualmente transmissíveis entre prostitutas e travestis de Ribeirão Preto (SP, Brasil Risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases in prostitutes and transvestites in Ribeirão Preto (SP, Brazil

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    Afonso Dinis Costa Passos

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar a população de profissionais do sexo em atividade em Ribeirão Preto, Brasil, segundo variáveis demográficas e socioeconômicas, e estudar os fatores de risco para doenças sexualmente transmissíveis nessa população. MÉTODOS: Foram visitados todos os locais de prática de prostituição identificados na cidade. Os participantes responderam um questionário que levantava informações sócio-demográficas e fatores de risco para doenças sexualmente transmissíveis. Foi responsável pelas entrevistas uma assistente social que há mais de 5 anos desenvolvia atividades educativas junto aos profissionais do sexo de Ribeirão Preto. RESULTADOS: As 449 prostitutas, 53 travestis e 13 michês estudados representam uma população jovem, de baixa escolaridade, reduzido nível socioeconômico e grande mobilidade espacial. Em relação às prostitutas, os travestis apresentaram risco significativamente mais elevado para doenças sexualmente transmissíveis, o qual se traduz por diferenças em termos do tempo de trabalho, número médio de parceiros por dia, antecedente de doenças sexualmente transmissíveis ulcerativas, prática de sexo anal, uso de drogas ilícitas não-injetáveis, especialmente o crack, e antecedente de prisão. A exposição a bebidas alcoólicas foi o único fator de risco mais freqüente entre as prostitutas. O uso de preservativo com parceiros fixos foi menos comum do que nas relações sexuais comerciais, tanto em prostitutas como em travestis. CONCLUSÕES: Os profissionais do sexo de Ribeirão Preto, especialmente os travestis, representam uma população socialmente marginalizada e de alto risco para doenças sexualmente transmissíveis. É necessário que os serviços de saúde pública dediquem mais atenção aos profissionais do sexo, tanto em termos de programas preventivos como de realização de novas investigações que permitam um melhor conhecimento acerca dos fatores de risco espec

  18. Female Sexual Dysfunction

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    ... Overview Persistent, recurrent problems with sexual response, desire, orgasm or pain — that distress you or strain your ... You have persistent or recurrent difficulty in achieving orgasm after sufficient sexual arousal and ongoing stimulation. Sexual ...

  19. Rethinking Sexual Citizenship.

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    Richardson, Diane

    2017-04-01

    Over the last two decades sexuality has emerged as a key theme in debates about citizenship, leading to the development of the concept of sexual citizenship. This article reviews this literature and identifies four main areas of critical framing: work that contests the significance of sexuality to citizenship; critiques that focus on the possibilities and limitations of mobilising the language of citizenship in sexual politics; analyses of sexual citizenship in relation to nationalisms and border making; and literature that critically examines western constructions of sexuality and sexual politics underpinning understandings of sexual citizenship. In order to progress the field theoretically, the article seeks to extend critiques of sexual citizenship focusing on two key aspects of its construction: the sexual citizen-subject and spaces of sexual citizenship. It argues for a critical rethink that encompasses a de-centring of a 'western-centric' focus in order to advance understandings of how sexual citizenship operates both in the Global North and South.

  20. Dating and Sexual Feelings

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    ... Home Body Your sexuality Dating and sexual feelings Dating and sexual feelings Thinking about romance, starting to ... you learn how to stay healthy and strong. Dating older guys top If you date someone even ...

  1. Effects of Sexuality Information on Sexual Behavior and Control of ...

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    There was significant correlation between knowledge of sexuality and sexual ... Conclusion: It is recommended that instructors on sexuality education be ... youths facts of sexuality, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases to reduce the ...

  2. Sexual Health

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    Dr. Christine Boyce

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available This month two general practitioners (GPs describe their approach to sexual health consultations.The issue of a sexually active adolescent demonstrates some differences in legislation pertaining tothe requirement to involve the authorities, although in essence the young person can expect thesame response from these practitioners in two different health care systems. On the other hand apatient at risk of sexually transmitted infections is more likely to be referred to a specialistGenitourinary clinic in the UK although the protocols for screening and education are largely similar.Equally patients who are HIV positive can expect to receive the bulk of their care from specialistclinics in both countries.Midwives are the main stay of antenatal services in Australia and the UK with general practitionersminimally involved in routine cases. Also home births are a negigible proportion of all deliveries ineither country. When patients opt for a home birth our authors expressed the view that GPsgenerally do not have the skills or experience to be the main health professional in attendance.Therefore such births are primarily managed by midwives as the key health care professional. Thefocus of General practitioners is primarily to ensure that the patient is making an informed decisionabout delivering her baby at home. The GP is therefore still in an influential position to assist thewoman in making a decision about where to give birth. As a point of difference in Australia a homebirth would result in out of pocket expences for the mother.The views expressed below are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect health policy orpractice elsewhere in their countries. However we believe they offer an interesting perspective ontheir health care systems and commend the article to our readers.Please

  3. Comportamiento de mujeres y sus parejas referentes a la planificación familiar Comportamento de mulheres e seus casais referentes ao planejamento familiar Women and their couple's behavior regarding birth control

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    Maria de Lourdes da Silva Marques Ferreira

    2010-07-01

    morais, sociais e religiosos, que têm que ver com o exercício da sexualidade.Objective. To describe women behavior regarding birth control and analyze if such behavior has any cultural influence. Methodology. Qualitative study in which patients were women who were waiting for their family health program consult in three health units of the city Ilah Comprida in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Data were collected during October and November of 2007, the interview was used as source of information, subsequently they were subjected to the content analysis technique. Results. Women are responsible for birth control; they consider there are difficulties with birth control especially due to inefficient information about methods of contraception and family influence over this adopted behavior. Conclusion. Birth control is influenced by cultural models, moral, social and religious values related with the exercise of sexuality.

  4. A Cultural Sexuality or a Sexual Culture?

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    Vandermeersch, Patrick

    1990-01-01

    P. Vandermeersch, A Cultural Sexuality or a Sexual Culture? In: F. VAN DE VIJVER & G. HUTSCHEMAEKERS (ed.), The Investigation of Culture. Current Issues in Cultural Psychology, Tilburg, Tilburg University Press, 1990, 43-58.

  5. A systematic review of sexual satisfaction

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    María del Mar Sánchez-Fuentes

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente estudio teórico se realiza una revisión sistemática de investigaciones publicadas en las que la satisfacción sexual constituye la variable dependiente. Tras una búsqueda bibliográfica en las principales bases de datos electrónicas, y una vez realizado un proceso de selección, se resumen los principales resultados de 197 artículos científicos publicados entre 1979 y 2012. Se comprueba la complejidad y la relevancia de la satisfacción sexual, la cual se asocia con: a variables individuales, como ciertas características socio-demográficas, psicológicas, así como con el estado de salud físico y psicológico; b variables vinculadas con la relación de pareja y con la respuesta sexual; c factores relacionados con el apoyo social y relaciones familiares; y d creencias y valores culturales como la religión. Como conclusión se puede señalar que la satisfacción sexual constituye un factor clave, tanto de la salud sexual como del bienestar general de las personas. No obstante, a pesar de su relevancia, se echan en falta modelos teóricos que aúnen los factores más importantes en la explicación de la satisfacción sexual.

  6. Multidimensional sexual perfectionism.

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    Stoeber, Joachim; Harvey, Laura N; Almeida, Isabel; Lyons, Emma

    2013-11-01

    Perfectionism is a multidimensional personality characteristic that can affect all areas of life. This article presents the first systematic investigation of multidimensional perfectionism in the domain of sexuality exploring the unique relationships that different forms of sexual perfectionism show with positive and negative aspects of sexuality. A sample of 272 university students (52 male, 220 female) completed measures of four forms of sexual perfectionism: self-oriented, partner-oriented, partner-prescribed, and socially prescribed. In addition, they completed measures of sexual esteem, sexual self-efficacy, sexual optimism, sex life satisfaction (capturing positive aspects of sexuality) and sexual problem self-blame, sexual anxiety, sexual depression, and negative sexual perfectionism cognitions during sex (capturing negative aspects). Results showed unique patterns of relationships for the four forms of sexual perfectionism, suggesting that partner-prescribed and socially prescribed sexual perfectionism are maladaptive forms of sexual perfectionism associated with negative aspects of sexuality whereas self-oriented and partner-oriented sexual perfectionism emerged as ambivalent forms associated with positive and negative aspects.

  7. Infecciones de transmisión sexual (ITS) en chile

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    L. Aurelio Salvo, Dr.

    2011-01-01

    Las Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual (ITS) son infecciones causadas por diversos agentes (bacterias, virus, parásitos, protozoos, entre otros) y cuyo mecanismo de transmisión es el contacto sexual: genital, oral o anal, condición que les da su principal característica y que tiene implicancias en la prevención, pues se relaciona directamente con el "comportamiento sexual" del ser humano, y por lo tanto, con un acto de decisión personal. Las ITS son "PROBLEMA DE TODOS" en razón de ser Unive...

  8. Sexual Orientation (For Parents)

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    ... Staying Safe Videos for Educators Search English Español Sexual Orientation KidsHealth / For Parents / Sexual Orientation What's in this ... orientation is part of that process. What Is Sexual Orientation? The term sexual orientation refers to the gender ( ...

  9. Addressing Sexual Harassment

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    Young, Ellie L.; Ashbaker, Betty Y.

    2008-01-01

    This article discusses ways on how to address the problem of sexual harassment in schools. Sexual harassment--simply defined as any unwanted and unwelcome sexual behavior--is a sensitive topic. Merely providing students, parents, and staff members with information about the school's sexual harassment policy is insufficient; schools must take…

  10. Prevalence of sexual dysfunction during pregnancy Prevalência da disfunção sexual na gravidez

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    Alessandra Plácido Lima Leite

    2009-01-01

    feminina, em cada trimestre gestacional. RESULTADOS: Existiu diferença significante para os escores médios dos domínios do FSFI ao longo da gestação, mais especificamente no terceiro trimestre, onde houve diminuição significativa dos escores de todos os domínios do FSFI quando comparado ao segundo trimestre (p<0,001. Quando a função sexual foi comparada de acordo com a idade da paciente, existiu diferença estatisticamente significante entre as gestantes adolescentes e adultas no terceiro trimestre (p=0,008. A disfunção sexual entre as gestantes adolescentes foi de 40,8% no primeiro trimestre, 31,2% no segundo e 63,2% no terceiro. Entre as grávidas adultas, foi de 46,6%, 34,2% e 73,3% no primeiro, segundo e terceiro trimestres, respectivamente. Não existiu diferença significativa na prevalência da disfunção sexual quando comparada por faixa etária; entretanto, ao comparar por trimestre gestacional, houve diferença significante entre o segundo e o terceiro trimestre (p<0,001. CONCLUSÃO: A função sexual é afetada durante a gravidez, com significativo declínio de todos os domínios do FSFI no terceiro trimestre, tanto nas adolescentes quanto nas adultas. A prevalência da disfunção sexual é elevada durante a gestação, atingindo níveis mais elevados no terceiro trimestre, em ambos os grupos etários, contudo as adolescentes apresentaram melhores índices de função sexual.

  11. Sexual risk taking behaviour

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    Buttmann, Nina; Nielsen, Ann; Munk, Christian

    2011-01-01

    Sexual habits and risky sexual behaviour strongly affect public health. Available data indicate that sexually transmitted infections are increasing in many EU countries. Changes in the epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases across Europe are among other factors suggested to be driven by ch...... by changes in sexual behaviour patterns. The purpose of our study is to assess the occurrence of risky behaviour in men aged 18-45 years from the general population. Furthermore, we aim to examine factors associated with risky sexual behaviour.......Sexual habits and risky sexual behaviour strongly affect public health. Available data indicate that sexually transmitted infections are increasing in many EU countries. Changes in the epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases across Europe are among other factors suggested to be driven...

  12. Buffer or Brake? The Role of Sexuality-Specific Parenting in Adolescents’ Sexualized Media Consumption and Sexual Development

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    G.J. Overbeek (Geertjan); van de Bongardt, D. (Daphne); Baams, L. (Laura)

    2018-01-01

    textabstractOne main source of sexual socialization lies within family interactions. Especially sexuality-specific parenting may determine adolescents’ sexual development—adolescents’ sexual behavior and sexual risk behavior, sexualized media consumption and permissive sexual attitudes—to a

  13. Buffer or Brake? The Role of Sexuality-Specific Parenting in Adolescents’ Sexualized Media Consumption and Sexual Development

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    Overbeek, Geertjan; van de Bongardt, Daphne; Baams, Laura

    2018-01-01

    One main source of sexual socialization lies within family interactions. Especially sexuality-specific parenting may determine adolescents’ sexual development—adolescents’ sexual behavior and sexual risk behavior, sexualized media consumption and permissive sexual attitudes—to a significant extent,

  14. Relación entre variables neurocognitivas y personalidad en delincuentes

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    Juan Antonio Becerra García

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Recientes estudios muestran que rasgos de personalidad del Modelo de los Cinco Factores y funciones neurocognitivas frontales comparten una misma base neurobiológica. En población penitenciaria las relaciones entre estas funciones y rasgos ha sido poco explorada. Este estudio pretende examinar la relación entre personalidad y funciones neurocognitivas en delincuentes y determinar si las medidas de funcionamiento neurocognitivo frontal contribuyen a predecir algún porcentaje de varianza en rasgos de personalidad de muestras penitenciarias. Noventa y nueve hombres (distribuidos en grupos: agresores sexuales de adultos, delincuentes no sexuales y grupo control realizaron el Inventario de Personalidad NEO de Cinco Factores (NEO-FFI y el Trail Making Test (TMT, partes A y B. La ejecución en la parte A del TMT se relaciono con el nivel de Extraversión de los delincuentes sexuales y con el nivel de Neuroticismo de delincuentes no sexuales y explica un porcentaje significativo de la varianza de estos dominios de personalidad en ambos grupos. En conclusión, la relación entre el funcionamiento neurocognitivo y la personalidad parece ser diferente en función del tipo de delito cometido, aunque los resultados deben ser interpretados de forma preliminar.

  15. Sexual Function Across Aging.

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    Clayton, Anita H; Harsh, Veronica

    2016-03-01

    Women experience multiple changes in social and reproductive statuses across the life span which can affect sexual functioning. Various phases of the sexual response cycle may be impacted and can lead to sexual dysfunction. Screening for sexual problems and consideration of contributing factors such as neurobiology, reproductive life events, medical problems, medication use, and depression can help guide appropriate treatment and thereby improve the sexual functioning and quality of life of affected women. Treatment options include psychotropic medications, hormone therapy, and psychotherapy.

  16. Experiencing sexuality after intestinal stoma

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    Maria Angela Boccara de Paula

    2012-06-01

    ção Social. Participaram 15 estomizados, sendo 8 mulheres, com idade média de 57,9 anos, entre agosto e setembro de 2005. Dados obtidos por entrevistas, transcritas, foram submetidos à análise de conteúdo, originando a unidade temática "Ressignificando a sexualidade" e subtemas. RESULTADOS: Demonstrou-se que o estoma intestinal interfere na dinâmica da vivência da sexualidade, desvelando que os significados a ela atribuídos estão ancorados nas histórias individuais de vida, na qualidade das relações pessoais/conjugais estabelecidas na prática e na percepção da sexualidade, apesar do estoma. CONCLUSÕES: Representações Sociais sobre vivência da sexualidade após estoma estão ancoradas nos significados atribuídos ao corpo, veiculadas no cotidiano e presentes no imaginário social. É influenciada por outros fatores, como alterações fisiológicas decorrentes do ato cirúrgico e da existência de parceiro. Cuidados adotados nas práticas sexuais propiciam maior segurança e conforto nos momentos de intimidade, tornando-as mais próximas daquilo que vivenciavam antes do estoma. A autoirrigação, associada ou não ao oclusor, constituiu estratégia facilitadora para melhor aceitação do estoma, sendo essencial para vida sexual mais prazerosa. A assistência à pessoa estomizada deve ser integral, não se limitando apenas à doença e ao cuidado técnico, que são importantes, mas não únicos. O trabalho interdisciplinar da equipe de saúde deve vislumbrar a pessoa em sua totalidade, buscando real encontro entre sujeitos.

  17. Sexuality and Islam.

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    Dialmy, Abdessamad

    2010-06-01

    This paper deals with three major questions: (1) What are the sexual norms defined by the sacred texts (Koran and Sunna)? (2) What are the sexual practices currently observed among Moslems? (3) To which extent are current sexual practices of Moslems dissociated from Islamic sexual norms? Sexual standards in Islam are paradoxical: on the one hand, they allow and actually are an enticement to the exercise of sexuality but, on the other hand, they discriminate between male and female sexuality, between marital and pre- or extramarital sexuality, and between heterosexuality and homosexuality. Men are given more rights with regard to the expression of their sexuality; women are forbidden to have extramarital sex (with their slaves) and both genders to have homosexual relationships. The combination of these paradoxical standards with modernisation leads to the current back and forth swing of sexual practices between repression and openness. Partial modernisation leads to greater sexual tolerance. But restrictive sexual standards have gathered strength and have become idealised as a result of the current radicalisation of Islam. This swing of the pendulum between repression and openness is illustrated by phenomena such as public harassment, premarital sexuality, female pleasure, prostitution, and homosexuality. Currently, Islam is not any more the only reference which provides guidance concerning sexual practices but secularisation of sexual laws is still politically unthinkable today. So the only solution is to achieve reform in the name of Islam, through the reinterpretation of repressive holy texts.

  18. El periodista, entre el Poder

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    JL Dader

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available El periodismo se debate, desde sus orígenes, entre la reproducción servil de versiones interesadas o la distorsión de propio cuño, por conocimiento insuficiente de una realidad que sólo puede entrever. Los poderes que amenazan la independencia periodística no han hecho más que crecer o aumentar su habilidad con el paso del tiempo. Surgido como ‘oficio de esclavos’ en la época romana, muchos indicadores actuales parecen retornarle al punto de partida: relaciones públicas estratégicas a gran escala, auge de los ‘spin doctors’, extorsión descarnada en las democracias más débiles y populismo de las redes sociales, entre otros. Todo ello, unido o alentado por la degradación interna y el desaliento de la propia institución periodística incapaz de distanciarse de todas esas fuerzas. Su respuesta no puede ser de alianza o competencia con los poderes que la circundan, sino de hábil distanciamiento para moverse entre todos ellos sin dejar de ejercer la vigilancia que los ciudadanos siguen necesitando de su ejercicio profesional.

  19. Effets Josephson generalises entre antiferroaimants et entre supraconducteurs antiferromagnetiques

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    Chasse, Dominique

    L'effet Josephson est generalement presente comme le resultat de l'effet tunnel coherent de paires de Cooper a travers une jonction tunnel entre deux supraconducteurs, mais il est possible de l'expliquer dans un contexte plus general. Par exemple, Esposito & al. ont recemment demontre que l'effet Josephson DC peut etre decrit a l'aide du boson pseudo-Goldstone de deux systemes couples brisant chacun la symetrie abelienne U(1). Puisque cette description se generalise de facon naturelle a des brisures de symetries continues non-abeliennes, l'equivalent de l'effet Josephson devrait donc exister pour des types d'ordre a longue portee differents de la supraconductivite. Le cas de deux ferroaimants itinerants (brisure de symetrie 0(3)) couples a travers une jonction tunnel a deja ete traite dans la litterature Afin de mettre en evidence la generalite du phenomene et dans le but de faire des predictions a partir d'un modele realiste, nous etudions le cas d'une jonction tunnel entre deux antiferroaimants itinerants. En adoptant une approche Similaire a celle d'Ambegaokar & Baratoff pour une jonction Josephson, nous trouvons un courant d'aimantation alternee a travers la jonction qui est proportionnel a sG x sD ou fG et sD sont les vecteurs de Neel de part et d'autre de la jonction. La fonction sinus caracteristique du courant Josephson standard est donc remplacee.ici par un produit vectoriel. Nous montrons que, d'un point de vue microscopique, ce phenomene resulte de l'effet tunnel coherent de paires particule-trou de spin 1 et de vecteur d'onde net egal au vecteur d'onde antiferromagnetique Q. Nous trouvons egalement la dependance en temperature de l'analogue du courant critique. En presence d'un champ magnetique externe, nous obtenons l'analogue de l'effet Josephson AC et la description complete que nous en donnons s'applique aussi au cas d'une jonction tunnel entre ferroaimants (dans ce dernier cas, les traitements anterieurs de cet effet AC s'averent incomplets). Nous

  20. Prevalencia de la discriminación de género y el acoso sexual en una institución pública y otra privada en Quito, a partir de la aplicación de encuestas entre enero a julio del 2017.

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    Egas Tello, Prissila Tatiana

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    This degree work is about sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace. It researched two cases: in a private factory and the other a public institution. Both of them are located in Quito. This research contributed for the debate about workplace harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace. These were identified in a public institution and in a private institution in Quito, through a quantitative investigation. It was realized from January 2017 to July 2017. Two surve...

  1. Alcohol, función sexual y masculinidad Alcoholism, sexual function and masculinity

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    Annia Duany Navarro

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el consumo de alcohol es una adicción frecuente. Produce afectación en todos los ámbitos del desenvolvimiento del ser humano incluyendo la sexualidad. Objetivos: identificar la presencia de disfunciones sexuales y su tipo en hombres alcohólicos, y la percepción de género acerca de la relación entre el consumo de alcohol y la disfunción sexual. Métodos: estudio cualitativo descriptivo en pacientes alcohólicos con tratamiento en el Servicio de Psiquiatría del hospital "Dr. Salvador Allende" y que solicitaron atención ambulatoria. El universo era de 35 pacientes, se excluyeron las mujeres y los que no quisieron participar. La muestra quedó constituida por 20 hombres. Se utilizaron los métodos de entrevista semiestandarizada y de investigación-acción participativa dentro de un grupo psicoterapéutico. Resultados: la edad del grupo osciló entre 40 y 50 años. Hubo predominio de la disfunción sexual eréctil. La percepción de la relación entre el consumo de alcohol y la disfunción sexual fue muy baja pero al final de la investigación hubo un incremento en el número de pacientes que reconocieron tener una disfunción sexual, en relación con los resultados registrados al inicio. La significación de las disfunciones sexuales estuvo relacionada con patrones rígidos de masculinidad. Conclusiones: en los encuentros realizados, los participantes recibieron desde el punto de vista médico, todos los elementos para reconocer la presencia de disfunciones sexuales y su vínculo con el consumo de alcohol, lo que es el mayor valor de esta investigación y su contribución para una mejor comprensión y conocimiento de esta adicción.Introduction: alcohol consumption is a frequent addiction that influences all the aspects of a human being's life including sexuality. Objective: to identify sexual dysfunctions and their type in alcoholic males aged 40 to 50 years, and their gender perception about the association of alcohol and

  2. Biology of Sexual Dysfunction

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    Anil Kumar Mysore Nagaraj

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Sexual activity is a multifaceted activity, involving complex interactions between the nervous system, the endocrine system, the vascular system and a variety of structures that are instrumental in sexual excitement, intercourse and satisfaction. Sexual function has three components i.e., desire, arousal and orgasm. Many sexual dysfunctions can be categorized according to the phase of sexual response that is affected. In actual clinical practice however, sexual desire, arousal and orgasmic difficulties more often than not coexist, suggesting an integration of phases. Sexual dysfunction can result from a wide variety of psychological and physiological causes including derangements in the levels of sex hormones and neurotrensmitters. This review deals with the biology of different phases of sexual function as well as implications of hormones and neurotransmitters in sexual dysfunction

  3. Sexual Narcissism and the Perpetration of Sexual Aggression

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    McNulty, James K.

    2014-01-01

    Despite indirect evidence linking narcissism to sexual aggression, studies directly examining this relationship have yielded inconsistent results. Likely contributing to such inconsistencies, prior research has used global measures of narcissism not sensitive to whether the components of narcissism are activated in sexual versus non-sexual domains. The current research avoided such problems by using a measure of sexual narcissism to predict sexual aggression. In a sample of 299 men and women, Study 1 validated the Sexual Narcissism Scale, a new sexuality research instrument with four subscales—Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Entitlement, Low Sexual Empathy, and Sexual Skill. Then, in a sample of 378 men, Study 2 demonstrated that sexual narcissism was associated with reports of the frequency of sexual aggression, three specific types of sexual aggression (unwanted sexual contact, sexual coercion, and attempted/completed rape), and the likelihood of future sexual aggression. Notably, global narcissism was unrelated to all indices of sexual aggression when sexual narcissism was controlled. That sexual narcissism outperformed global assessments of narcissism to account for variance in sexual aggression suggests that future research may benefit by examining whether sexual narcissism and other sexual-situation-specific measurements of personality can similarly provide a more valid test of the association between personality and other sexual behaviors and outcomes (e.g., contraceptive use, infidelity, sexual satisfaction). PMID:19130204

  4. Sexual narcissism and the perpetration of sexual aggression.

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    Widman, Laura; McNulty, James K

    2010-08-01

    Despite indirect evidence linking narcissism to sexual aggression, studies directly examining this relationship have yielded inconsistent results. Likely contributing to such inconsistencies, prior research has used global measures of narcissism not sensitive to whether the components of narcissism are activated in sexual versus non-sexual domains. The current research avoided such problems by using a measure of sexual narcissism to predict sexual aggression. In a sample of 299 men and women, Study 1 validated the Sexual Narcissism Scale, a new sexuality research instrument with four subscales-Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Entitlement, Low Sexual Empathy, and Sexual Skill. Then, in a sample of 378 men, Study 2 demonstrated that sexual narcissism was associated with reports of the frequency of sexual aggression, three specific types of sexual aggression (unwanted sexual contact, sexual coercion, and attempted/completed rape), and the likelihood of future sexual aggression. Notably, global narcissism was unrelated to all indices of sexual aggression when sexual narcissism was controlled. That sexual narcissism outperformed global assessments of narcissism to account for variance in sexual aggression suggests that future research may benefit by examining whether sexual narcissism and other sexual-situation-specific measurements of personality can similarly provide a more valid test of the association between personality and other sexual behaviors and outcomes (e.g., contraceptive use, infidelity, sexual satisfaction).

  5. Indian concepts on sexuality.

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    Chakraborty, Kaustav; Thakurata, Rajarshi Guha

    2013-01-01

    India is a vast country depicting wide social, cultural and sexual variations. Indian concept of sexuality has evolved over time and has been immensely influenced by various rulers and religions. Indian sexuality is manifested in our attire, behavior, recreation, literature, sculptures, scriptures, religion and sports. It has influenced the way we perceive our health, disease and device remedies for the same. In modern era, with rapid globalization the unique Indian sexuality is getting diffused. The time has come to rediscover ourselves in terms of sexuality to attain individual freedom and to reinvest our energy to social issues related to sexuality.

  6. Sexuality and Chronic Kidney Disease

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    ... Events Advocacy Donate A to Z Health Guide Sexuality and Kidney Disease Tweet Share Print Email Can ... It's something everyone needs. Many people think that sexuality refers only to sexual intercourse. But sexuality includes ...

  7. Casais na Grande São Paulo: investigando a diversidade

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    Frederico Luiz Barbosa de Melo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available High levels of heterogeneity and instability characterize the Brazilian labor market. In addition, the growth of the percentage of women in the labor force is especially due to the fact  that more married women are working, which means that female role in families and society has been undergoing changes. This paper investigates the relationship among occupational and non-occupational characteristics of the “head of the family” and his “spouse” as a way to obtain inferences about family well-being. The data-base used is the “Occupational Mobility Survey” linked to the “Employment and Unemployment Survey”, which were carried out in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area from April to December 2001. Typologies were created by applying the “Grade of Membership”, a method that deals better with heterogeneity. A high degree of heterogeneity of marriages was found. Age, education and the spouses’ economic strategies, especially related to the wife’s labor force participation, make up the determinant factors to distinguish the couples.

  8. Casais na Grande São Paulo: investigando a diversidade

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    Frederico Luiz Barbosa de Melo

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    Full Text Available High levels of heterogeneity and instability characterize the Brazilian labor market. In addition, the growth of the percentage of women in the labor force is especially due to the fact that more married women are working, which means that female role in families and society has been undergoing changes. This paper investigates the relationship among occupational and non-occupational characteristics of the "head of the family"and his "spouse" as a way to obtain inferences about family well-being. The data-base used is the "Occupational Mobility Survey" linked to the "Employment and Unemployment Survey", which were carried out in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area from April to December 2001. Typologies were created by applying the "Grade of Membership", a method that deals better with heterogeneity. A high degree of heterogeneity of marriages was found. Age, education and the spouses' economic strategies, especially related to the wife' s labor force participation, make up the determinant factors to distinguish the couples.

  9. Sexuality, aging, and dementia.

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    Benbow, Susan Mary; Beeston, Derek

    2012-07-01

    Sexuality in later life and its relationship to dementia is a neglected topic: greater understanding of the area has the potential to contribute to the quality of life of people with dementia, their family members, and formal carers. We review current knowledge about sexuality, aging, and dementia. We undertook a review of the recent literature to examine of the following areas: what is known about sexuality and aging, and about attitudes to sexuality and aging; what is known about the relevance of sexuality and aging to people living with dementia and their care; and the management of sexual behaviors causing concern to others. Sexual activity decreases in frequency with increasing age but many older people remain sexually active; there is no age limit to sexual responsiveness; and sexuality is becoming more important to successive cohorts of older people, including people living with dementia and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered elderly people. Attitudes and beliefs toward sexuality and aging are strongly influenced by stereotypes and myths, not only among the general public but also among those working in health and social care. Professional bodies should include sexuality, aging, and dementia in their training curricula. More work is needed on the impact of environmental issues, particularly in group living situations, on older adults' sexuality, and on consent issues. Ethical decision-making frameworks can be useful in practice. Organizations should investigate how to support staff in avoiding a problem-orientated approach and focus on providing holistic person-centered care.

  10. Implicações do conhecimento corporal no comportamento sexual Corporal knowledge implications in sexual behavior

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    Fernando Luiz Cardoso

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa almejou identificar e comparar aspectos da corporeidade e sexualidade de homens (n=54 e mulheres (n = 54 com distintas orientações sexuais e de gênero, participantes do "I Jogos da Diversidade" realizado em Florianópolis, em julho de 2006, mediante aplicação anônima do Questionário de Identidade Corporal - QIC. Os principais objetivos deste estudo foram identificar as diferenças em termos de corporeidade e sexualidade entre homens e mulheres, o perfil sexual de homens e mulheres, bem como o perfil da satisfação corporal e sexual para cada sexo. Os participantes que afirmam gostar do corpo tendem a considerá-lo fisicamente bonito e proporcional, como também causar boa impressão. Participantes que relatam sentir satisfação corporal tendem a encontrar-se sexualmente satisfeitos, porém ao se controlar o sexo biológico, a correlação é verificada apenas entre os homens, os quais também demonstram tendência a ter maior intimidade corporal enquanto as mulheres valorizam carícias íntimas preliminares. Participantes com parceiro fixo chegam mais rápido ao orgasmo, embora reações corporais sejam percebidas mais comumente entre as mulheres.This research aimed to identify and compare the corporeity and sexuality aspects of male (n = 54 and female (n = 54 participants with distinct sexual and gender orientations at the I Floripa Diversity Games, in Florianópolis, July/ 2006, using the Questionnaire of Body Identity - QIC anonymously. The main objectives of this study were to identify the differences in terms of corporeity and sexuality among men and women; women`s and men's sexual profile, as well as the profile of the corporal and sexual satisfaction for each sex. Participants who affirm to like their body tended to consider themselves beautiful and proportional and believe that they cause good impression. Participants with corporal satisfaction tended to be also sexually satisfied, however, when we controlled the sex

  11. Peer sexual harassment in adolescence: Dimensions of the sexual harassment survey in boys and girls

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    Esther Vega-Gea

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    Full Text Available El fenómeno del acoso sexual entre adolescentes es un tópico que está tomandoespecial relevancia en las últimas décadas, si bien, no existe aún un consenso general sobresu naturaleza, prevalencia y dimensiones. El presente trabajo ha contado con una muestra representativa de 3.489 adolescentes andaluces del segundo ciclo de Educación SecundariaObligatoria y Bachillerato, y se ha centrado principalmente en dos objetivos fundamentales:testar la estructura factorial de la escala de violencia sexual en chicas y chicos; analizar suprevalencia entre los adolescentes. Para ello se han realizado análisis descriptivos y análisisfactoriales confirmatorios (AFC, que nos han permitido explorar la naturaleza del fenómeno ydescribir su prevalencia. Los resultados obtenidos en esta investigación han puesto de manifiestola existencia de una estructura bidimensional del fenómeno, en la que se distingue un factorvisual-verbal y un factor físico de acoso sexual, en chicos y chicas. Respecto a la prevalencia,los resultados han se˜nalado una alta prevalencia de implicación en acoso sexual durante laadolescencia, en chicos y en chicas, aunque con diferencias, siendo que los chicos afirmaronestar más implicados en victimización y agresión. También se destaca la importancia que tieneanalizar el fenómeno en mayor profundidad.

  12. Sexual Distress and Sexual Problems During Pregnancy: Associations With Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction.

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    Vannier, Sarah A; Rosen, Natalie O

    2017-03-01

    Sexual problems are common during pregnancy, but the proportion of pregnant women who experience sexual distress is unknown. In non-pregnant samples, sexual distress is associated with lower sexual and relationship satisfaction. To identify the proportion of women experiencing sexual distress during pregnancy and to compare the sexual and relationship satisfaction of women who report sexual distress during pregnancy with that of women without distress. Two-hundred sixty-one pregnant women completed a cross-sectional online survey. Women completed validated measurements of sexual functioning (Female Sexual Function Index; score sexual problem), sexual distress (Female Sexual Distress Scale; score ≥ 15 indicates clinically significant distress), sexual satisfaction (Global Measure of Sexual Satisfaction), and relationship satisfaction (Couples Satisfaction Index). Overall, 42% of women met the clinical cutoff for sexual distress. Of sexually active women (n = 230), 26% reported concurrent sexual problems and distress and 14% reported sexual distress in the absence of sexual problems. Sexual distress and/or problems in sexual functioning were linked to lower sexual and relationship satisfaction compared with pregnant women with lower sexual distress and fewer sexual problems. Sexual distress is common during pregnancy and associated with lower sexual and relationship satisfaction. Health care providers should ask pregnant women about feelings of sexual distress. Identifying pregnant women who experience sexual distress and referring them to appropriate resources could help minimize sexual and relationship problems during pregnancy. Vannier SA, Rosen NO. Sexual Distress and Sexual Problems During Pregnancy: Associations With Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction. J Sex Med 2017;14:387-395. Copyright © 2017 International Society for Sexual Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Your Sexual Health

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    ... increase arousal? • What can help me have an orgasm? • How can I minimize sexual pain? • How can ... difficulties. What are orgasmic problems? Not having an orgasm during sexual activity may not be a problem. ...

  14. Sexual Health and Menopause

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    ... pass through menopause and discover its effects on sexuality. And that’s something we can all be grateful for, since our understanding of how menopause and aging affect sexual health has grown a lot in ...

  15. Aging and sexuality.

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    Yee, Lesley

    2010-10-01

    Sexuality has become a medical issue in association with aging. This is due to a number of factors, including increasing age of survival, a positive societal construct that promotes sexuality as important for quality of life as we age, and the medicalisation of sexuality with the advent of prescription medications to treat sexual dysfunction. This article reviews the factors surrounding aging and sexuality and also considers special situations with age, such as institutionalised care and the possibility of elder abuse. Normal physiological changes with aging affect both genders in terms of sexual desire and performance. Other medical conditions increase with age, and these and their treatments will impact on sexuality and the way it can be expressed. Medical practitioners require an understanding of these changes in order to find ways to optimise sexual function in older patients.

  16. Adolescent sexual victimization

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    Bramsen, Rikke Holm; Lasgaard, Mathias; Koss, Mary P

    2012-01-01

    at baseline and first time APSV during a 6-month period. Data analysis was a binary logistic regression analysis. Number of sexual partners and displaying sexual risk behaviors significantly predicted subsequent first time peer-on-peer sexual victimization, whereas a history of child sexual abuse, early......The present study set out to investigate predictors of first time adolescent peer-on-peer sexual victimization (APSV) among 238 female Grade 9 students from 30 schools in Denmark. A prospective research design was utilized to examine the relationship among five potential predictors as measured...... sexual onset and failing to signal sexual boundaries did not. The present study identifies specific risk factors for first time sexual victimization that are potentially changeable. Thus, the results may inform prevention initiatives targeting initial experiences of APSV....

  17. Scleroderma and Sexuality

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    Scleroderma and Sexuality INTRODUCTION If you or your partner have been diagnosed with scleroderma, you may be wondering how this will ... will continue to find satisfaction and enjoyment through sexuality. If you are single, you may wonder how ...

  18. Rape and Sexual Assault

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    ... PDF 73K) | Appendix H: Data Tables for Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Perpetration (PDF 79K) | Appendix I: Data Tables for School Connectedness and Campus Climate (PDF 140K) | Appendix J: ...

  19. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES: KNOWLEDGE AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF ADOLESCENTS

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    Niviane Genz

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: evaluar el conocimiento y comportamiento sexual de los adolescentes acerca de Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual. Metodo: estudio descriptivo, observacional, cuantitativo, con muestra de conveniencia con 532 adolescentes entre 10 y 19 años. El cuestionario fue administrado sobre ETS. Para el análisis de los datos se utilizó el programa STATA11.1. El proyecto fue aprobado por el. Resultados: 89,2% de las chicas y el 90,3% de los chicos supieron definir adecuadamente el concepto de ETS; 98,5% de las chicas y 98,9% de los chicos el uso del preservativo es el método más eficaz para la prevención. Sin embargo, el 37,1% de las chicas y el 30,5% de los chicos reportaron el uso de anticonceptivos como método preventivo. Conclusion: es saludable la realización de acciones educativas junto a la escuela sobre temas tales como la sexualidad y la salud reproductiva.

  20. Freqüência da atividade sexual em mulheres menopausadas Factors related to frequency of sexual activity of postmenopausal women

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    Dino Roberto Soares De Lorenzi

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar os fatores relacionados à freqüência da atividade sexual entre mulheres pós-menopáusicas. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de 206 mulheres pós-menopáusicas entre 45 e 60 anos atendidas em um serviço universitário da região Sul do Brasil entre junho e outubro de 2002. A atividade sexual foi avaliada pelo número de relações sexuais no último mês e a sintomatologia climatérica pelo Índice de Kupperman. Na análise estatística, fez-se regressão linear múltipla. RESULTADOS: Das mulheres pesquisadas, 176 (85% eram sexualmente ativas. Cerca de 60,6% relataram diminuição da atividade sexual após a menopausa, o que atribuíram principalmente à impotência sexual do parceiro (41,7%. Aproximadamente 25,7% negaram satisfação com o intercurso sexual. Na análise por regressão linear múltipla, associaram-se à atividade sexual a idade (pOBJECTIVE: To identify factors related to the frequency of sexual activity of postmenopausal women METHODS: A cross-section study of 206 postmenopausal women between 45 and 60 years of age was made at a university health care service in the South of Brazil between June and October 2002. Evaluations were made of sexual activity according to the number of sexual intercourses in the previous month and the climacteric symptoms using the Kupperman index. Statistical analysis was performed with multiple linear regression analysis. RESULTS: Of those surveyed 176 (85% women were sexually active. Although 60.6% reported a decrease in sexual activity after menopause, mostly attributing it to the husband's sexual impotence (41.7%. Approximately 25.7% stated they had no satisfaction with sexual intercourse. By means of multiple linear regression analysis the following aspects were associated to sexual activity: age (p<0.1, degree of sexual satisfaction (p=0.01, and climacteric symptomatology (p=0.02. As age increased the climacteric symptoms were more intense and sexual activity was less

  1. Number of sexual partners and sexual assertiveness predict sexual victimization: do more partners equal more risk?

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    Walker, Dave P; Messman-Moore, Terri L; Ward, Rose Marie

    2011-01-01

    In previous studies, number of sexual partners and sexual assertiveness were examined as independent risk factors for sexual victimization among college women. Using a sample of 335 college women, this study examined the interaction of number of sexual partners and sexual assertiveness on verbal sexual coercion and rape. Approximately 32% of the sample reported unwanted sexual intercourse, 6.9% (n = 23) experienced verbal sexual coercion, 17.9% (n = 60) experienced rape, and 7.2% (n = 24) experienced both. As number of sexual partners increased, instances of verbal sexual coercion increased for women low in relational sexual assertiveness but not for women high in relational sexual assertiveness. A similar relationship was not found for rape. Among women who experienced both verbal sexual coercion and rape, increases in number of partners in the context of low refusal and relational assertiveness were associated with increases in verbal sexual coercion and rape. Findings suggest sexual assertiveness is related to fewer experiences of sexual coercion.

  2. An Overview of Sexual Harassment

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    Stier, William F., Jr.

    2005-01-01

    Sexual harassment, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), is when any unwelcome sexual advances for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature takes place. For sexual harassment to take place there must be some type of behavior, language, or material of a sexual nature, which is offensive.…

  3. Correlação entre os resultados laboratoriais e os sinais e sintomas clínicos das pacientes com candidíase vulvovaginal e relevância dos parceiros sexuais na manutenção da infecção em São Paulo, Brasil Relationship of laboratory results with clinical signs and symptoms of patients with vulvovaginal candidiasis and the significance of the sexual partners for the maintenance of the infection

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    Humberto Fabio Boatto

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: relacionar as leveduras identificadas aos sinais e sintomas clínicos das pacientes com candidíase vulvovaginal e investigar a importância dos parceiros sexuais na reincidência da infecção. MÉTODOS: foi desenvolvido estudo prospectivo de julho de 2001 a julho de 2003 com uma amostra de mulheres residentes na Grande São Paulo. Foram avaliadas 179 pacientes com suspeita clínica de vaginite fúngica, com idade entre 18 e 65 anos. Os critérios para exclusão foram: gravidez, comprometimento imunológico intrínseco e extrínseco, incluindo AIDS, diabetes, imunossupressão, pacientes em terapia com corticosteróides, antibióticos ou hormônios, em pós-menopausa, em uso de dispositivo intra-uterino e duchas vaginais ou espermicidas. Amostras de secreções vaginais ou da glande dos parceiros sexuais de pacientes com vaginite de repetição foram coletadas para microscopia e cultura de fungos. Colônias fúngicas isoladas em CHROMagar Candida foram identificadas por provas clássicas. O teste exato de Fisher foi usado para correlacionar o quadro clínico com as leveduras isoladas das pacientes. RESULTADOS: os sinais e sintomas clínicos mais relevantes na candidíase vulvovaginal foram prurido e corrimento, seguidos por eritema e edema, estatisticamente independente do agente etiológico. Leveduras foram diagnosticadas por microscopia direta em 77 pacientes com vulvovaginites, sendo obtidos 40 cultivos de Candida spp. Candida albicans (70%, C. glabrata (20%, C. tropicalis (7,5% e C. guilliermondii (2,5% foram identificadas. As leveduras prevalentes nos parceiros foram C. albicans e C. glabrata. As mesmas espécies foram detectadas nas companheiras e parceiros em 87% dos casos. CONCLUSÕES: as vulvovaginites fúngicas foram mais freqüentes em mulheres entre 18 e 34 anos de idade. Não foi observada correlação entre as espécies de leveduras detectadas e a sintomatologia clínica. Os parceiros sexuais podem ser importantes

  4. Prevalencia de Trichomonas vaginalis en trabajadores sexuales

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    María Cristina Salomón

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La tricomoniasis es una infección de transmisión sexual (ITS que se asocia a vaginitis, uretritis, cervicitis y enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica pudiendo producir infertilidad tubárica. El objetivo de este trabajo, de tipo retrospectivo longitudinal, fue determinar la prevalencia de Trichomonas vaginalis en una población de trabajadores sexuales en Mendoza, Argentina. Se estudió en forma retrospectiva una población de 720 personas asistidas por el Programa Provincial de ITS de Mendoza. Entre febrero de 2007 y junio de 2009 se procesaron 1692 muestras con un muestreo por reposición. La distribución por sexo fue de 687 mujeres y 33 varones con edades comprendidas entre 15 y 65 años. La prevalencia de tricomoniasis determinada en esta población en riesgo fue de 7.6% para las mujeres, sin encontrarse infecciones en el grupo de los hombres. La prevalencia hallada en este grupo en riesgo muestra una población con alta vulnerabilidad para contraer otras ITS de mayor gravedad. En otro sentido, sugiere una importante falta de adhesión al uso de barreras mecánicas para prevenir infecciones de transmisión sexual. Este trabajo justifica la elaboración de una guía de procedimientos para el manejo de la infección por tricomonas en el marco del Programa de Salud Reproductiva (PROSAR.

  5. A DIVISÃO SEXUAL DO TRABALHO NA AGRICULTURA FAMILIAR: entre a invisibilidade e a desvalorização do trabalho (reprodutivo de mulheres trabalhadoras rurais do município de Brejo/MA frente à expansão da monocultura de soja

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    Nilma Angélica dos Santos

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    Full Text Available This article is a characterization of the sexual division of labor on family agriculture where the productive character of female labor is made invisible and stripped of his social recognition as work. Discusses the process of domination/exploitation in which women are incorporated by their gender and their unfavorable socioeconomic position as peasant family farmers. Demonstrating even as women are particularly affected by the land expropriation process and other resources of peasant family agriculture caused by expansion of soy agribusiness in the region.

  6. Selección sexual relacionada con el tamaño corporal, parámetros genético-cuantitativos multivariados, y divergencia morfométrica multivariada entre poblaciones de dos especies cactófilas del genéro Drosophila

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    Norry, Fabián Marcelo

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    Los recientes avances conceptuales dentro del campo de la genética cuantitativa, han brindado las herramientas teóricas necesarias para caracterizar la evolución del fenotipo medio en poblaciones naturales. La teoria predice que la micro-evolución adaptativa del fenotipo depende de la forma de selección natural operando sobre los caracteres adaptativos, y particularmente de las varianzas y covarianzas genéticas y fenotípicas entre tales caracteres. Por ello, los estudios empíricos sobre estos...

  7. Sexual Desire Disorders

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    Montgomery, Keith A.

    2008-01-01

    Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and sexual aversion disorder (SAD) are an under-diagnosed group of disorders that affect men and women. Despite their prevalence, these two disorders are often not addressed by healthcare providers and patients due their private and awkward nature. As physicians, we need to move beyond our own unease in order to adequately address our patients’ sexual problems and implement appropriate treatment. Using the Sexual Response Cycle as the model of the phys...

  8. Sexual Arousal and Sexually Explicit Media (SEM)

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    Hald, Gert Martin; Stulhofer, Aleksandar; Lange, Theis

    2018-01-01

    -mainstream and mainstream SEM groups, and (iii) to explore the validity and predictive accuracy of the Non-Mainstream Pornography Arousal Scale (NPAS). METHODS: Online cross-sectional survey of 2,035 regular SEM users in Croatia. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: Patterns of sexual arousal to 27 different SEM themes, sexual...

  9. Components of Sexual Identity

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    Shively, Michael G.; DeCecco, John P.

    1977-01-01

    This paper examines the four components of sexual identity: biological sex, gender identity, social sex-role, and sexual orientation. Theories about the development of each component and how they combine and conflict to form the individual's sexual identity are discussed. (Author)

  10. Sexual Harassment in Education.

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    Lewis, John F.; And Others

    As in many other areas of society, sexual harassment has become an important issue in education. It has left the educational community with many questions about what constitutes sexual harassment, how to prevent it, and how to deal with the legal problems that may arise concerning it. This report dispels several myths about sexual harassment in…

  11. Loneliness and Sexual Dysfunctions.

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    Mijuskovic, Ben

    1987-01-01

    Argues that sexual dysfunctions result from early childhood experiences which were originally nonsexual in nature. Contends that psychological difficulties centered around problems of loneliness tend to generate certain sexual dysfunctions. Extends and explores suggestion that genesis of sexual conflicts is in nonsexual infant separation anxiety…

  12. Rethinking Sexual Citizenship

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    Richardson, Diane

    2016-01-01

    Over the last two decades sexuality has emerged as a key theme in debates about citizenship, leading to the development of the concept of sexual citizenship. This article reviews this literature and identifies four main areas of critical framing: work that contests the significance of sexuality to citizenship; critiques that focus on the possibilities and limitations of mobilising the language of citizenship in sexual politics; analyses of sexual citizenship in relation to nationalisms and border making; and literature that critically examines western constructions of sexuality and sexual politics underpinning understandings of sexual citizenship. In order to progress the field theoretically, the article seeks to extend critiques of sexual citizenship focusing on two key aspects of its construction: the sexual citizen-subject and spaces of sexual citizenship. It argues for a critical rethink that encompasses a de-centring of a ‘western-centric’ focus in order to advance understandings of how sexual citizenship operates both in the Global North and South. PMID:28490816

  13. Toddlers and Sexual Behavior

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    ... that seems sexual to an adult is not sexual to children. They think about it as play. Sex education should start at home at an early age. References Bushnell P and Lucas L. Questions and Answers About Sex. KidsHealth. ... Sexual Behavior in Children: What's Normal? http://www.mayoclinic. ...

  14. Estilos de vida na adolescência: comportamento sexual dos adolescentes portugueses

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    Ferreira, Maria Margarida da Silva Reis dos Santos; Torgal, Maria Constança Leite de Freitas Paúl Reis

    2011-01-01

    Estudos recentes têm demonstrado que actualmente os adolescentes iniciam a vida sexual cada vez mais cedo, sem contudo possuírem uma educação sexual consistente. Os objectivos deste estudo foram analisar o comportamento sexual de adolescentes do ensino secundário e identificar os hábitos de vigilância de saúde sexual em adolescentes, do ensino secundário, sexualmente activos. Realizou-se um estudo exploratório em que participaram 680 adolescentes, com idades entre 15 e 19 anos. Os resultados ...

  15. O perfil de casais que vivenciam divórcios consensuais e litigiosos: uma análise das demandas judiciais El perfil de las parejas que experimentan divorcios consensuales y litigiosos: un análisis de los litigios The profile of couples who experience consensual divorces and litigation: an analysis of lawsuits

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    Eliana Piccoli Zordan

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou identificar os motivos, circunstâncias e desdobramentos das separações conjugais com base em registros em processos judiciais. Realizou-se uma análise documental de 152 separações conjugais arquivadas de 1992 a 2006, no Fórum de uma cidade do interior do RS. Fez-se uma análise descritiva e discriminante dos dados. Os motivos mais citados referem-se ao conflito conjugal em seus diferentes matizes e intensidades. Quanto ao desfecho, constatou-se que 46,7% dos processos foram consensuais, 30,9% litigiosos e em 22,4% houve abandono da ação ou reconciliação. O perfil dos casais discrimina-se prioritariamente pelo nível socioeconômico no que diz respeito aos processos consensuais ou litigiosos. Separações consensuais são mais comuns em níveis socioeconómicos baixos e litigiosas em altos. Os dados indicam que o divórcio pode ser considerado uma crise vital contemporânea e demanda dos profissionais maior complexidade nas suas intervenções tanto de ordem jurídica como psicológica no fenómeno.Este estudio tuvo como objetivo identificar las razones, circunstancias y consecuencias de las separaciones matrimoniales por medio de registros en procesos judiciales. Se realizó un análisis documental de 152 separaciones conyugales archivadas desde 1992 hasta 2006, en el Foro de una ciudad de RS-Brasil. Se hizo un análisis descriptivo y discriminante de datos. Los motivos más citados se refieren a conflictos de pareja en sus diferentes matices e intensidades. En cuanto a los resultados, se encontró que el 46,7% de los casos fueron consensuales, el 30,9% litigiosos, y en el 22,4% de ellos hubo abandono de la acción o reconciliación. El perfil de las parejas es discriminado principalmente por el nivel socioeconómico en relación a los procesos consensuales o litigiosos. Separaciones consensuales son más frecuentes en niveles socioeconómicos más bajos y litigiosas en las altas. Los datos indican que el

  16. Dos imaginários sobre a iniciação sexual: intersecções de gênero, raça/cor e sexualidade entre jovens de camadas populares em Belém, Pará

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    Ramon Reis

    Full Text Available Resumo Este texto propõe uma exposição sobre o “roteiro sexual” de mulheres e homens jovens (heterossexuais e homossexuais residentes em regiões “centrais” e “periféricas” da capital paraense, tendo como base material oriundo do projeto “‘Para entrar no mundo que não é meu’: a iniciação sexual a partir de entrevistas com as(os jovens pobres e de camadas médias de Belém do Pará”. Neste sentido, concentramos nossas incursões na Casa do Estudante Universitário do Pará (CEUP, localizada no bairro de classe média/média alta Batista Campos, e no bairro Guamá - “periferia” de Belém. Enfatizamos, assim, o importante papel das famílias de origem na reprodução de práticas de conduta social e sexual, além das distintas maneiras de as(os entrevistadas(os agenciarem suas iniciações sexuais a partir de convenções e imaginários acionados na interseção com gênero, sexualidade e raça/cor.

  17. Percepciones sobre el uso del condón y la sexualidad entre jóvenes

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    Ximena Zacarías

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue determinar la relación entre percepciones sobre el uso del condóny la actividad sexual de riesgo en jóvenes universitarios y universitarias. Participaron 273 hombresy mujeres estudiantes de pregrado con rango de edad de 19 a 25 años. Aplicamos una escala tipoLikert con 31 reactivos, con cuatro dimensiones que miden percepción negativa del uso del condón,conocimientos sobre conducta sexual segura y creencias erróneas sobre las ITS y el uso del condón.Mostramos diferencias significativas entre hombres y mujeres en la percepción negativa del uso delcondón; obtuvimos correlaciones positivas en el uso del condón en la primera relación sexual y suuso posterior. Discutimos los resultados desde una perspectiva sociocultural y de género.

  18. Anthropology of sexual exploitation

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    Lalić Velibor

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the authors observe sexual exploitation from an anthropological perspective. They analyze the rational, ethical, emotional and mythological dimensions of human sexuality. Consequently, after setting the phenomenon in a social and historical context, sexual exploitation is closely observed in the contemporary age. Based on thoughts of relevant thinkers, they make the conclusion that the elimination of sexual exploitation is not an utterly legal issue, but political and economical issues as well. Namely, legal norms are not sufficient to overcome sexual exploitation, but, political and economical relationships in contemporary societies, which will be based on sincere equal opportunities must be established.

  19. Sexual activity and aging.

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    Ni Lochlainn, Mary; Kenny, Rose Anne

    2013-08-01

    Sexuality is an important component of emotional and physical intimacy that men and women experience throughout their lives. Research suggesting that a high proportion of men and women remain sexually active well into later life refutes the prevailing myth that aging and sexual dysfunction are inexorably linked. Age-related physiological changes do not render a meaningful sexual relationship impossible or even necessarily difficult. Many of these physiological changes are modifiable. There are various therapeutic options available to patients to achieve maximum sexual capacity in old age. This article reviews the prevalence of sexual activity among older adults, the problems these adults encounter with sexual activity, and the role of the health care professional in addressing these problems. The physiological sex-related changes that occur as part of the normal aging process in men and women are reviewed, as well as the effect of age-related physical and psychological illness on sexual function. The attitudes and perceptions of the media and general public toward sexual activity and aging are summarized. An understanding of the sexual changes that accompany the aging process may help general practitioners and other doctors to give practical and useful advice on sexuality as well as refute the misconception that aging equates to celibacy. A thorough awareness of this aspect of older people's quality of life can raise meaningful expectations for aging patients. Copyright © 2013 American Medical Directors Association, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Human sexual response.

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    Basson, Rosemary

    2015-01-01

    The human sexual response to sexually arousing stimuli is a motivational incentive-based cycle comprising subjective experience and physiologic changes. Clinical and empirical data support a circular model of overlapping phases of variable order. Brain imaging data of sexual arousal identify areas of cerebral activation and inhibition reflecting a complex network of cognitive, motivational, emotional, and autonomic components. Psychologic and biologic factors influence the brain's appraisal and processing of sexual stimuli to allow or disallow subsequent arousal. The sexual and non-sexual outcomes influence motivation to future sexual intimacy. Variability is marked both between individuals and within a person's sexual life, influenced by multiple factors, including stage of life cycle, mental health, and relationship happiness. Neurologic disease can interrupt the cycle at many points: by limiting motivation, reducing ability to attend to and feel sexual stimuli, and accomplishing the movements needed to stimulate and experience intercourse. Impairments to genital congestion, penile erection, and orgasm may also occur. Disease-associated changes to the interpersonal relationship and self-image plus frequently comorbid depression will tend to lessen motivation and temper the brain's appraisal of sexual stimuli, so precluding arousal. Therapy begins by explaining the sexual response cycle, clarifying the points of interruption in the patient's own cycle so as to guide treatment. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Educación sexual en escuelas

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    Cid, Osvaldo Aníbal

    2011-01-01

    La escuela constituye el ámbito educativo por excelencia para los niños y adolescentes. Con base de la incidencia de embarazos adolescentes acaecidos durante el 2005 se presentó un proyecto de educación sexual en escuelas (ESE) a directivos del Centro Educación Física Nro 2 y 67 para iniciar en escuelas que desearan un ciclo de talleres/charlas con adolescentes interesados en el tema. Se encuestaron voluntariamente 1050 adolescentes ♀y♂ entre 13 y 17 años (2005-2010). En la currícula escolar ...

  2. The reciprocal relationship between sexual victimization and sexual assertiveness.

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    Livingston, Jennifer A; Testa, Maria; VanZile-Tamsen, Carol

    2007-03-01

    Low sexual assertiveness has been proposed as a possible mechanism through which sexual revictimization occurs, yet evidence for this has been mixed. In this study, prospective path analysis was used to examine the relationship between sexual refusal assertiveness and sexual victimization over time among a community sample of women. Results provide support for a reciprocal relationship, with historical victimization predicting low sexual assertiveness and low sexual assertiveness predicting subsequent victimization. The effect of recent sexual victimization on subsequent sexual assertiveness also was replicated prospectively. These findings suggest that strengthening sexual assertiveness may help reduce vulnerability to future victimization.

  3. Gendered Sexuality : Exploring dynamics of the sexual double standard

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    Emmerink, P.M.J.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/363312633

    2017-01-01

    The sexual double standard (SDS) is a divergent set of expectations for boys and men, and girls and women for engaging in romantic and sexual behaviour. It prescribes that boys and men should be sexually active, assertive and take sexual initiative, whereas girls and women should be sexually

  4. Psychosexual correlates of sexual double standard endorsement in adolescent sexuality

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    Emmerink, Peggy; Vanwesenbeeck, Wilhelmina; van den Eijnden, Regina; ter Bogt, Tom

    2016-01-01

    Endorsement and enactment of the (hetero)sexual double standard (SDS), prescribing sexual modesty for girls and sexual prowess for boys, has been shown to be negatively related to sexual and mental health. To be able to challenge the sexual double standard, more insight is needed into the conditions

  5. Childhood Sexual Abuse

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    Evrim Aktepe

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Sexual abuse is defined as use of child or adolescent by the adults for satisfying of sexual urges and needs with forcing, threatening or tricking. Sexual abuse can be in the form of sexual abuse without touch, sexual touch, interfemoral intercourse, sexual penetration, and sexual exploitation. The prevalence of sexual abuse is reported as 10-40%. It is seen in female four times more than in males. Abusers are frequently male, only 5-15% of them are female. The abuse by females is usually towards male child. Thirty-fifty percent of abuse cases among child and adolescent are outside the family including strangers or familiar person. Some features of abusers are introvert personality, pedophilic and antisocial personality. Most of the abusers have a history of sexual abuse or aggression during childhood. Sexual intercourse between two people who are not allowed to marry by law is called as incest. Family pattern of incest is defined globally as disorganized and dysfunctional. The most commonly reported familial pattern is rigid and patriarchal family pattern with a harsh father using force quite frequently. The clinical features and impacts of the sexual abuse on the child varies according to the relation between abusers and the child, form of abuse, duration of abuse, presence of physical assault, developmental phase, child age and psychological development before the abuse. Sexual abuse history may result in psychiatric disorders including anxiety, depression, substance dependence, suicide act, borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder. Abuse negatively affects interpersonal relationships and self esteem of abused individuals. Several studies reported close association between risky sexual behaviors in adulthood and a history of of sexual abuse during childhood. Four traumatic dynamics including traumatic sexuality with abuse, feeling of betrayal, weakness, and stigmatization exist in childhood abuse. Trauma can cause

  6. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Bulllying (For Teens)

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  7. Filiação e tecnologias de reprodução assistida: entre medicina e direito Filiation and usage of assisted reproductive technologies: between medicine and law

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    Luciane da Costa Moás

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem o intuito de analisar os critérios jurídicos de determinação das relações parentais, propondo a reflexão sobre a paternidade ou maternidade homossexual como manifestação do direito à vida familiar. Para tanto, discute-se o impacto das seguintes inovações biotecnológicas: por um lado, a possibilidade de concepção fora do corpo humano, que ameaça quebrar o valor simbólico que sempre assimilou a categoria de genitor àquela de pai, ameaça esta que se apresenta de forma mais marcante quando a demanda pela reprodução assistida se dá por casais de mesmo sexo. Por outro, a disponibilidade de exames genéticos que permitem o acesso à verdade biológica com alto grau de confiabilidade, provocando verdadeiro embate entre o critério biológico de determinação da paternidade e o critério sócio-afetivo.The present work aims to analyze the juridical criteria for determining the paternal-filial relations, proposing a reflection about homosexual paternity or maternity as a natural consequence of the right to family life. Along these lines, it is necessary to analyze the current discussion on the impact of biotechnological innovations on important issues, such as: the possibility of conception outside the human body, threatening to crush the symbolic value that has always assimilated the category of genitor to that of father, markedly when the demand for assisted reproduction is made by couples of the same sex; the availability of genetic exams that allow access to the biological truth with high level of trustworthiness, causing a real clash between the biological and the social-affective criteria for determination of paternity.

  8. ¿Es la asistencia sexual un derecho?

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    Rafael De Asís Roig

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo voy a reflexionar sobre la cuestión de la asistencia sexual y su posible configuración como derecho. La contestación a la pregunta sobre si la asistencia sexual es un derecho puede variar dependiendo del marco en el que nos desenvolvamos. Así, podemos estar hablando desde un marco estrictamente jurídico, desde un marco ético, o desde un marco a caballo entre ambos como es el de los derechos humanos. A partir de aquí, la pregunta sobre si la asistencia sexual es un derecho dependerá de la pregunta sobre qué es la asistencia sexual. La justificación de la asistencia sexual en relación con personas que no pueden realizar actividad sexual sobre su propio cuerpo puede encontrar una justificación ética de la mano de la teoría de las necesidades o de la mano de las Actividades Básicas de la Vida Diaria, e igualmente puede formar parte de los derechos sexuales o del derecho a elegir una forma de vida.

  9. Entre palabra, escritura e imagen

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    José Sánchez Parga

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Plantea el autor que, hace quinientos años, cuando se produjo el encuentro entre la cultura europea y las americanas junto con la conquista y la dominación colonial se instauró un régimen de comunicación en el que se reprodujo una situación de incomunicación y transcomunicaciones hasta ahora existentes. Se refiere el autor también a la violencia verbal y la ley del silencio, a lo que se entiende por mundo andino, a la comunicación como intercambio, la tradición oral-galaxia radial, la dominación gráfica, la Biblia-Gramática- leyes de Indias, Otavalo, quema de papeles, Guamán Poma, el imperialismo de la imagen, destrucción de ídolos, imagen cristiana colonizadora, imperialismo de la imagen, resistencia cultural, importancia de la virgen y el neocolonialismo electrónico.

  10. Estereotipos Sexuales y su Relación con Conductas Sexuales Riesgosas1,2,3

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    Pérez-Jiménez, David; Orengo-Aguayo, Rosaura E.

    2012-01-01

    Resumen Los estereotipos sexuales son creencias generalmente aceptadas y poco cuestionadas que podrían contribuir a cómo los hombres y las mujeres debemos expresar nuestra sexualidad. Los objetivos de este estudio eran identificar cuántos hombres y mujeres heterosexuales en Puerto Rico endosaban ciertos estereotipos acerca de la sexualidad masculina y femenina y explorar la relación entre el endoso de estos estereotipos sexuales y las actitudes hacia el condón masculino y su uso en relaciones sexuales vaginales Llevamos a cabo un estudio descriptivo-correlacional mediante el cual le administramos dos escalas, una sobre sexualidad masculina y otra sobre sexualidad femenina a un grupo de 429 personas heterosexuales. Encontramos que los hombres endosaron estereotipos sexuales masculinos y femeninos más que las mujeres y que estos tienden a tener una visión más conservadora respecto a la sexualidad femenina que la que tienen sobre su propia sexualidad. Las mujeres, por otra parte, tienden a ver su propia sexualidad y la sexualidad masculina en términos menos estereotipados y más equitativos. También encontramos que a mayor endoso de creencias tradicionales sobre la sexualidad masculina y femenina, peor la actitud hacia el uso del condón masculino. Sin embargo, el endosar estereotipos sexuales masculinos y/o femeninos no se relacionó con el uso del condón. Estos hallazgos contradicen la literatura que sugiere que estos estereotipos sexuales y de género resultan en conductas sexuales de alto riesgo, lo cual tiene implicaciones importantes para el desarrollo e implementación de programas de prevención. PMID:24575164

  11. Influência do período de abstinência sexual sobre as características seminais de homens inférteis Influence of abstinence period on seminal characteristics in infertile men

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    Fábio Firmbach Pasqualotto

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a influência do período de abstinência sexual sobre os parâmetros espermáticos em homens inférteis, assim como determinar a melhora na qualidade seminal após mistura dos ejaculados. MÉTODOS: estudo retrospectivo no qual se avaliou um grupo de 88 homens com oligozoospermia (n=25, astenozoospermia (n=43 ou oligoastenozoospermia (n=20, cujas parceiras foram submetidas à inseminação intra-uterina entre setembro de 2002 e dezembro de 2004. Foram excluídos da análise casais nos quais os homens apresentavam análise seminal normal ou mulheres com alterações sugestivas de infertilidade. Cada homem produziu duas amostras seminais em período curto de tempo (30 minutos a 1 hora. Foram avaliados o volume seminal, a concentração total de espermatozóides móveis e o percentual de motilidade espermática. Para todos os parâmetros avaliados foram comparadas a primeira e a segunda amostra seminal coletadas. Além disso, a concentração total de espermatozóides móveis foi comparada entre a primeira amostra coletada e a união das amostras. A avaliação estatística foi realizada usando o teste t e o teste chi2. RESULTADOS: em homens oligozoospérmicos não houve diferença nas características seminais entre a primeira e a segunda amostra seminal (p>0,05. A concentração total de espermatozóides móveis aumentou significativamente na segunda amostra em comparação à primeira amostra em homens astenozoospérmicos (42,4±6,8 vs 51,5±7,2x10(6 espermatozóides/mL e oligoastenozoospérmicos (11,1±7,4 vs 14,35±7,2x10(6 espermatozóides/mL (pPURPOSE: to evaluate the influence of abstinence period on seminal characteristics in infertile men and to establish a better seminal quality after pooling the samples. METHODS: a retrospective study was performed on 88 oligozoospermic (n=25, asthenozoospermic (n=43, and oligoasthenozoospermic (n=20 men whose partners underwent intrauterine insemination between September 2002 and

  12. La educación sexual dirigida a personas mayores: retos, dificultades y propuestas

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    Ballester-Arnal, R.; Giménez-Ruiz, C.; Castro-Calvo, Jesús; Morell-Mengual, Vicente

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    Introducción: La educación sexual ha sido concebida en un marco estrecho de prevención de enfermedad que pretendía evitar embarazos no deseados o infecciones de transmisión sexual en adolescentes y jóvenes. Sin embargo, la salud sexual es un concepto mucho más amplio. Entre las personas mayores de 60 años, los programas de educación sexual escasean a pesar de sus numerosos problemas sexuales. Método: Durante 17 años se ha impartido un módulo de Educación sexual dentro de la asignatura “Educac...

  13. Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

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    Goldstein, Irwin; Kim, Noel N.; Clayton, Anita H

    2017-01-01

    The objective of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health expert consensus panel was to develop a concise, clinically relevant, evidence-based review of the epidemiology, physiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), a sexual...... dysfunction affecting approximately 10% of adult women. Etiologic factors include conditions or drugs that decrease brain dopamine, melanocortin, oxytocin, and norepinephrine levels and augment brain serotonin, endocannabinoid, prolactin, and opioid levels. Symptoms include lack or loss of motivation...... to participate in sexual activity due to absent or decreased spontaneous desire, sexual desire in response to erotic cues or stimulation, or ability to maintain desire or interest through sexual activity for at least 6 months, with accompanying distress. Treatment follows a biopsychosocial model and is guided...

  14. Sexuality in older adults

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    Adrián Sapetti

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    Full Text Available Just as the body and its functions undergo changes with age, in the same way sexuality shares this aging process. However, remember a golden rule that we are sexual since we are born until we die; only possibilities are modified with the passage of the years. This article intends to show the changes that occur in the sexual response of the elderly. If sexual life during youth was pleasant and satisfactory this will condition sexuality in the socalled third age and the elderly seek to maintain it, this is not the case for those who had a dysfunctional past. This article briefly describes the andropause and the SIM, vicissitudes, changes and differences in sexual response and chances to maintain eroticism in the older adult. 

  15. Spina bifida and sexuality

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    von Linstow, Michael Ernst; Biering-Sørensen, Ida; Liebach, Annette

    2014-01-01

    , neurological examination, personal interview, Functional Independence Measure (FIMTM), Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36 (SF-36) on quality of life, and questions on sexual function and related topics. Study cohort: Fifty-three participants (27 women, 26 men) with spina bifida (mean age 27.1, range 18......OBJECTIVE: To evaluate sexual function amongst adult individuals with spina bifida and to register their subjective satisfaction with their sexual life and relationships. SETTING: Department for Spinal Cord Injuries, East Denmark. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Cohort study. Medical record information......-35) years. Response rate 74%. RESULTS: Fifty-one percent of subjects regarded their sexual life as a failure or dysfunctional. However, 45% reported being satisfied with their sexual life. Participants with partners were more satisfied with their sexual life than those without partners. Faecal...

  16. Women's Sexual Health: Talking about Your Sexual Needs

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    ... talking to your partner. By Mayo Clinic Staff Women's sexual health, like men's, is important to overall ... well worth addressing. Follow this guide to discussing women's sexual health concerns and promoting sexual enjoyment. Many ...

  17. Health seeking and sexual behaviour among patients with sexually ...

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    Health seeking and sexual behaviour among patients with sexually transmitted ... condom use among patients presenting with sexually transmitted infections (STI) ... having less than 8 years of school education; and being resident in villages.

  18. Mediators of Sexual Revictimization Risk in Adult Sexual Assault Victims

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    Ullman, Sarah E.; Vasquez, Amanda L.

    2015-01-01

    This study examined sexual risk behaviors and sexual refusal assertiveness in relationship to child sexual abuse (CSA), emotion dysregulation, and adult sexual revictimization. Path analyses of 1,094 survivors who had sex in the past year were done to examine sexual risk behavior, and sexual refusal assertiveness mediational pathways by which CSA severity and emotion dysregulation may affect revictimization over one year in adult female sexual assault survivors. Exchanging sex for money and sexual refusal assertiveness were significantly associated with emotion dysregulation, whereas exchanging sex for money, and not sexual refusal assertiveness, was only significantly related to CSA severity. Both exchanging sex for money and sex refusal assertiveness mediated the relationship between emotion dysregulation and adult sexual revictimization. Exchanging sex for money mediated the CSA severity-revictimization relationship. These findings demonstrate the importance of considering both risky and protective sexual behaviors in research and prevention programming that address sexual revictimization in women. PMID:25942287

  19. Aging and sexuality.

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    1994-01-01

    Recent research suggesting that a high proportion of men and women remain sexually active well into later life refutes the prevailing myth that aging and sexual dysfunction are inexorably linked. Age-related physiological changes do not render a meaningful sexual relationship impossible or even necessarily difficult. In men, greater physical stimulation is required to attain and maintain erections, and orgasms are less intense. In women, menopause terminates fertility and produces changes ste...

  20. Entre contener y ser contenido

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    Jorge Morales Meneses

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo propone una nueva manera de entender los elementos comunes en la formación y el hacer del diseño y de la arquitectura, posibilitando un pensar común y un coactuar en diversas escalas de intervención, necesarias para el manejo de la complejidad del paisaje contemporáneo. La convicción de un pensar común entre ambas disciplinas permite explorar un marco filosófico que incluye a pensadores tan trascendentales como Aristóteles, Kant y Heidegger, estableciendo un orden de pensamiento que los relaciona y sitúa. En momentos en que el territorio está siendo visible y negativamente afectado por elementos no pensados o que fueron imaginados separadamente, este artículo propone una mirada que le dé sentido de totalidad a las acciones del diseño y de la arquitectura, como elementos que permanentemente se contienen en otros de diferente escala, pero que siempre están vinculados. Reconocer el paisaje físico y mental, tangible e intangible que contiene al diseño y a la arquitectura contribuirá a establecer un marco de acción donde todos los elementos construidos por el ser humano puedan tener un rol específico y una escala asumida, e intercomprenderse para mejor utilización de los recursos, disminuir el impacto ambiental y contribuir a un orden social mejor interpretado por los objetos, espacios y sus representaciones.

  1. Sexual dysfunction among youth: an overlooked sexual health concern.

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    Moreau, Caroline; Kågesten, Anna E; Blum, Robert Wm

    2016-11-18

    There is growing recognition that youth sexual health entails a broad range of physical, emotional and psychosocial responses to sexual interactions, yet little is known about sexual dysfunctions and well being in youth populations. This study explored sexual dysfunctions among youth and its associations with other domains of sexual health. Sexual dysfunctions were defined as: problems related to orgasm, pain during intercourse, lack of sexual desire or sexual pleasure. Data were drawn from the 2010 French national sexual and reproductive health survey comprising a random sample of 2309 respondents aged 15-24 years. The current analysis included 842 females and 642 males who had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months. Chi square tests were used to test for differences in sexual dysfunctions by sex and explore associations with other domains of sexual health. Half of females (48%) reported at least one sexual dysfunction versus 23% of males. However, over half (57%) of youth reporting at least one dysfunction did not consider this to hinder their sexuality. Altogether, 31% of females cited at least one sexual dysfunction hindering their sexuality-more than three times the 9% of males. Sexual dysfunction was strongly and inversely related to sexual satisfaction for both males and females and additionally to a recent diagnosis of STI or unintended pregnancy for females. Sexual dysfunctions hindering sexuality were also correlated with a history of unintended pregnancy among males. While most youth in France enjoy a satisfying sexual life, sexual dysfunction is common, especially among females. Public health programs and clinicians should screen for and address sexual dysfunction, which substantially reduce youth sexual wellbeing.

  2. About Military Sexual Trauma

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  5. Fibromyalgia and sexual problems

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    P. Scarpellini

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this review was to describe the recent literature concerning sexual dysfunction in fibromyalgic patients. To this end, we used the common online databases PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE (up to June 2012 and searched for the key words fibromyalgia (FM and sexual dysfunction. All the studies examined underlined that FM is strictly associated with sexual dysfunction in women. The major findings observed were related to a decreased sexual desire and arousal, decreased experience of orgasm, and in some studies an increase in genital pain. The psychological aspects, together with the stress related to the constant presence of chronic widespread pain, fatigue and sleep disturbances, are certainly a major factor that adversely affects the sexuality of the patient with FM. Moreover, the drugs most commonly used in these cases may interfere negatively on the sexuality and sexual function of these patients. Therefore, the therapeutic intervention should be targeted and the side effects should be weighed up against the positive effects. It is of the utmost importance to recognise the problem of sexuality and sexual dysfunction in a more complex form of its expression and undertake a multidisciplinary therapeutic intervention to improve the quality of FM patients’ life.

  6. Sexual orientation disparities in sexually transmitted infections: examining the intersection between sexual identity and sexual behavior.

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    Everett, Bethany G

    2013-02-01

    The terms MSM (men who have sex with men) and WSW (women who have sex with women) have been used with increasing frequency in the public health literature to examine sexual orientation disparities in sexual health. These categories, however, do not allow researchers to examine potential differences in sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk by sexual orientation identity. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health, this study investigated the relationship between self-reported STIs and both sexual orientation identity and sexual behaviors. Additionally, this study examined the mediating role of victimization and STI risk behaviors on the relationship between sexual orientation and self-reported STIs. STI risk was found to be elevated among heterosexual-WSW and bisexual women, whether they reported same-sex partners or not, whereas gay-identified WSW were less likely to report an STI compared to heterosexual women with opposite sex relationships only. Among males, heterosexual-identified MSM did not have a greater likelihood of reporting an STI diagnosis; rather, STI risk was concentrated among gay and bisexual identified men who reported both male and female sexual partners. STI risk behaviors mediated the STI disparities among both males and females, and victimization partially mediated STI disparities among female participants. These results suggest that relying solely on behavior-based categories, such as MSM and WSW, may mischaracterize STI disparities by sexual orientation.

  7. Prime time sexual harassment.

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    Grauerholz, E; King, A

    1997-04-01

    This study explores the explicit and implicit messages of sexual harassment that viewers receive when viewing prime-time television in the US. A content analysis of 48 hours of prime-time television reveals that sexual harassment on television is both highly visible and invisible. Sexual harassment is rendered visible simply by its prominence in these programs. Incidents involving quid-pro-quo harassment and environmental harassment occur with regularity on television. Furthermore, about 84% of the shows studied contained at least one incident of sexual harassment; yet these acts of sexual harassment remained largely invisible because none of the behaviors were labeled as sexual harassment. These incidents are presented in humorous ways, and victims are generally unharmed and very effective at ending the harassment. Although such programs may actually reflect the reality of many women's lives in terms of prevalence of sexual harassment, they perpetuate several myths about sexual harassment, such as that sexual harassment is not serious and that victims should be able to handle the situations themselves.

  8. Sexuality in transit

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    Heinskou, Marie Bruvik

    2015-01-01

    such an approach, the complexities of sexual assault, changing power relations and unstable narratives of gender and sexuality are illuminated. The analysis shows that the traditional divide between public and private has dissolved and that public spaces of pop culture are drawn into spaces of intimacy and thereby......Through an investigation of a reported rape, this article suggests that we conceive sexuality as a transitional object that changes and transforms depending on space and temporality. This makes sexuality difficult to grasp within specific and stable frames of gender and power analysis. Applying...

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  10. Sexual dysfunction associated with infertility'

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    Jul 15, 1989 ... incidence of sexual dysfunction during this phase; loss of libido was the ... association with decreased orgasmic response and diminished sexual satisfaction (Fig. 2). ..... Human Sexual Inadequacy. Boston: Little, Brown,.

  11. El Dimorfismo Sexual en Distintas Relaciones Cráneo-Mandibulares

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    Bucchi, Ana; Bucchi, Cristina; Fuentes, Ramón

    2016-01-01

    La estimación del sexo en base a restos esqueletales es uno de los principales objetivos de las ciencias forenses. Esta estimación se basa en las diferencias de forma y tamaño que existen entre mujeres y hombres (dimorfismo sexual). En este trabajo se analiza la asociación entre el dimorfismo sexual de la mandíbula y las distintas relaciones cráneo-mandibulares (ortognata, prognata y retrognata). Se analizaron 4 medidas faciales (altura facial, altura de la rama de la mandíbula, ancho mínimo ...

  12. Comportamiento sexual riesgoso en adolescentes y sus actitudes hacia individuos con VIH en la Parroquia 23 de Enero, Caracas, Venezuela Risky Sexual Behavior and Attitudes towards People with HIV of Adolescents from Parish 23 de Enero, Caracas, Venezuela

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    Rafael Antonio Broche Morera

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, transversal, desde enero de 2007 hasta enero de 2008, con el objetivo de caracterizar el comportamiento sexual de riesgo en un grupo de adolescentes de la Parroquia 23 de Enero, del Distrito Metropolitano de Caracas, así como las actitudes desarrolladas por los mismos hacia individuos contagiados con VIH. El universo estuvo constituido por 1256 sujetos, de entre los que se seleccionó una muestra de 450 que se encuestaron anónimamente. Los resultados demuestran un predominio del comportamiento sexual riesgoso en el grupo de edades comprendido entre los 14 y los 17 años, y el estrato social bajo. Las prácticas sexuales presentaron una tendencia a las calificaciones negativas. Existe correspondencia entre la evaluación de las actitudes desarrolladas hacia las personas contagiadas con VIH y el comportamiento sexual individual de los adolescentes.From January 2007 to January 2008, we carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study to characterize the risky sexual behavior and attitudes towards people with HIV of adolescents from Parish 23 de Enero, Metropolitan District of Caracas. Out of a universe of 1 256 adolescents, we selected a random sample of 450 who were surveyed anonymously. Results showed the risky sexual behavior of the group of age 14 - 17. Sexual practices trended towards negative evaluations. There is a correspondence between the evaluation of attitudes towards people with HIV and the individual sexual behavior of the adolescents.

  13. A SEPARAÇÃO ENTRE ESFERA PÚBLICA E PRIVADA: UM CONFRONTO ENTRE JOHN LOCKE, JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU E CAROLE PATEMAN

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    Cunha de Moura, Samantha Nagle

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    RESUMO: O presente artigo busca problematizar a separação entre esfera pública e esfera privada, existente no modelo liberal burguês, como um substrato legitimador da imposição de papeis sociais e sexuais diferenciados para homens e mulheres. Para tanto, o trabalho confronta as ideias fundamentais do pensamento de John Locke e de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, teóricos liberais contratualistas do séc. XVII-XVIII, diante da teoria do contrato sexual da teórica feminista Carole Pateman. Palavras-cha...

  14. Sexual dysfunction among youth: an overlooked sexual health concern

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    Caroline Moreau

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is growing recognition that youth sexual health entails a broad range of physical, emotional and psychosocial responses to sexual interactions, yet little is known about sexual dysfunctions and well being in youth populations. This study explored sexual dysfunctions among youth and its associations with other domains of sexual health. Sexual dysfunctions were defined as: problems related to orgasm, pain during intercourse, lack of sexual desire or sexual pleasure. Methods Data were drawn from the 2010 French national sexual and reproductive health survey comprising a random sample of 2309 respondents aged 15-24 years. The current analysis included 842 females and 642 males who had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months. Chi square tests were used to test for differences in sexual dysfunctions by sex and explore associations with other domains of sexual health. Results Half of females (48% reported at least one sexual dysfunction versus 23% of males. However, over half (57% of youth reporting at least one dysfunction did not consider this to hinder their sexuality. Altogether, 31% of females cited at least one sexual dysfunction hindering their sexuality—more than three times the 9% of males. Sexual dysfunction was strongly and inversely related to sexual satisfaction for both males and females and additionally to a recent diagnosis of STI or unintended pregnancy for females. Sexual dysfunctions hindering sexuality were also correlated with a history of unintended pregnancy among males. Conclusion While most youth in France enjoy a satisfying sexual life, sexual dysfunction is common, especially among females. Public health programs and clinicians should screen for and address sexual dysfunction, which substantially reduce youth sexual wellbeing.

  15. Compensating Differentials for Sexual Harassment

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    Joni Hersch

    2011-01-01

    Workplace sexual harassment is illegal, but many workers report that they have been sexually harassed. Exposure to the risk of sexual harassment may decrease productivity, which would reduce wages. Alternatively, workers may receive a compensating differential for exposure to sexual harassment, which would increase wages. Data on claims of sexual harassment filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are used to calculate the first measures of sexual harassment risks by industry, a...

  16. Sport and male sexuality.

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    Sgrò, P; Di Luigi, L

    2017-09-01

    The relationships between sport and sexuality in males are of great social and clinical interest, because of sports and motor activities that highly promote social and sexual relationships. Even if few literature exist, two main questions should be taken into account: whether and how physical exercise and sport positively or negatively influence sexual health and behavior and/or whether and how sexual behavior may affect a sub-sequent sport performance. Physical exercise and sport per se can influence, positively or negatively, the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis function and, consequently, the individual's reproductive and/or sexual health. This depends on individual factors such as genetic and epigenetic ones and on different variables involved in the practice of sport activities (type of sport, intensity and duration of training, doping and drug use and abuse, nutrition, supplements, psychological stress, allostatic load, etc.). If well conducted, motor and sport activities could have beneficial effects on sexual health in males. Among different lifestyle changes, influencing sexual health, regular physical activity is fundamental to antagonize the onset of erectile dysfunction (ED). However, competitive sport can lead both reproductive and/or sexual tract damages and dysfunctions, transient (genital pain, hypoesthesia of the genitalia, hypogonadism, DE, altered sexual drive, etc.) or permanent (hypogonadism, DE, etc.), by acting directly (traumas of the external genitalia, saddle-related disorders in cyclists, etc.) or indirectly (exercise-related hypogonadism, drug abuse, doping, stress, etc.). Sexual activities shortly performed before a sport competition could differently influence sport performance. Due to the few existing data, it is advisable to avoid an absolute pre-competition sexual abstinence.

  17. The Sexual Disgust Questionnaire; a Psychometric Study and a First Exploration in Patients with Sexual Dysfunctions

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    van Overveld, Mark; de Jong, Peter J.; Peters, Madelon L.; van Lankveld, Jacques; Melles, Reinhilde; ter Kuile, Moniek M.

    Introduction. Disgust may be involved in sexual problems by disrupting sexual arousal and motivating avoidance of sexual intercourse. To test whether heightened disgust for sexual contaminants is related to sexual dysfunctions, the Sexual Disgust Questionnaire (SDQ) has recently been developed.

  18. Prior childhood sexual abuse in mothers of sexually abused children.

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    Oates, R K; Tebbutt, J; Swanston, H; Lynch, D L; O'Toole, B I

    1998-11-01

    To see if mothers who were sexually abused in their own childhood are at increased risk of their children being sexually abused and to see if prior sexual abuse in mothers affects their parenting abilities. Sixty-seven mothers whose children had been sexually abused by others and 65 control mothers were asked about sexual abuse in their own childhood. The sexually abused children of mothers who had been sexually abused in their own childhood were compared with the sexually abused children of mothers who had not suffered child sexual abuse as children. Comparisons were made on self-esteem, depression and behavior in the children. Thirty-four percent of mothers of sexually abused children gave a history of sexual abuse in their own childhoods, compared with 12% of control mothers. Assessment of the sexually abused children for self-esteem, depression and behavior at the time of diagnosis, after 18 months and after 5 years showed no difference in any of these measures at any of the three time intervals between those whose mothers had suffered child sexual abuse and those whose mothers had not been abused. In this study, sexual abuse in a mother's own childhood was related to an increased risk of sexual abuse occurring in the next generation, although prior maternal sexual abuse did not effect outcome in children who were sexually abused.

  19. Maternal Sexuality and Breastfeeding

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    Bartlett, Alison

    2005-01-01

    In this paper I consider the ways in which lactation has been discussed as a form of maternal sexuality, and the implications this carries for our understanding of breastfeeding practices and sexuality. Drawing on knowledge constructed in the western world during the last half of the twentieth century, the paper identifies a shift between the…

  20. Sexuality and Aging.

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    Hinkley, Nancy E.

    Literature on sexuality and aging and Maslow's hierarchy of needs (which include physiological needs, safety and security needs, belongingness needs, esteem needs, and the need for self-actualization) are used in this paper to identify at each level the needs of the aging individual as they derive from his sexuality in order to provide a…

  1. [Sexuality in the elderly].

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    Wilk, Bartosz

    2015-03-01

    Sustaining and strengthening the ability of the elderly to continue their sexual needs can be realized as part of improving their quality of life, health and well-being. There is no age at which ends the expression of sexuality and intimacy. Through education, quality of life and advances in medicine, the average life expectancy is still increasing. Sexual activity of older people society usually describe using pejorative terms as an inappropriate, bizarre or obscene, but these labels are different than reality. Hormonal changes and other physiological changes associated with aging affect sexual interest. Erectile dysfunction is a problem in men increasing with age. There is no evidence that premature ejaculation is more common in older age. Cross-sectional studies showed no difference in sexual dysfunction between older and younger women. Age is not a barrier to sexually transmitted diseases. The most common pathogenetic factors for male erectile dysfunction are vascular diseases. In women, the most important symptoms of sexual dysfunction are lack of emotional wellbeing and a sense of intimacy during sexual intercourse. © 2015 MEDPRESS.

  2. Sexual selection in Fungi

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    Nieuwenhuis, B.P.S.

    2012-01-01

    Sexual selection is an important factor that drives evolution, in which fitness is increased, not by increasing survival or viability, but by acquiring more or better mates. Sexual selection favours traits that increase the ability of an individual to obtain more matings than other individuals

  3. Compulsive Sexual Behavior

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    ... to hurt yourself or someone else, you report sexual abuse of a child, or you report abuse or neglect of someone in a vulnerable population. Seek treatment right away Seek immediate ... uncontrolled sexual behavior You have other problems with impulse control, ...

  4. Sexual Harassment of Students.

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    Elgart, Lloyd D.; Schanfield, Lillian

    1991-01-01

    Sexual harassment in American higher education is currently a problem of ethics and morals rather than of law. Any meaningful remedy for the student victim must be created and implemented by the institution, because courts, legislatures, and administrative agencies do not offer a remedy to student victims of sexual harassment. (MSE)

  5. Women's Sexual Pain Disorders

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    van Lankveld, Jacques J. D. M.; Granot, Michal; Schultz, Willibrord C. M. Weijmar; Binik, Yitzchak M.; Wesselmann, Ursula; Pukall, Caroline F.; Bohm-Starke, Nina; Achtrari, Chahin

    Introduction. Women's sexual pain disorders include dyspareunia and vaginismus and there is need for state-of-the-art information in this area. Aim. To update the scientific evidence published in 2004, from the 2nd International Consultation on Sexual Medicine pertaining to the diagnosis and

  6. Human Sexuality Education Program.

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    Claremont Univ. Center, CA.

    This program provides information to students about human sexual biology, behavior and attitudes. The primary intent of the workshops described is to provide fuller information and opportunity for self awareness to encourage participants to be more responsible as sexual beings, and to restructure their attitudes. The program presents the…

  7. Teaching Sexuality through Media

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    Cragin, Becca

    2015-01-01

    A central project of feminism has been raising awareness of the role cultural formations of sexuality play in women's inequality (Ritzenhoff and Hermes). Feminists who regularly include discussions of sexuality in their teaching are familiar with the pedagogical challenges of the subject as well as its importance. This article is intended for…

  8. Sexual Harassment in Nursing.

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    Duldt, Bonnie W.

    1982-01-01

    Sexual harassment in the workplace, specifically in nursing, is discussed. The impact of sexual harassment, characteristics of those commonly involved, the need for changing attitudes of men and women in the workplace, the factor of power in relationships, and ways to avoid legal suits are all examined. (CT)

  9. Understanding Sexual Violence

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    ... in adulthood. 1 Perpetrating bullying in early middle school is associated with sexual harassment perpetration in adolescence. 5 How can we stop sexual violence before it starts? CDC developed a technical package to help ... family, school, community, and societal factors that influence risk and ...

  10. Burden of Sexual Dysfunction.

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    Balon, Richard

    2017-01-02

    Similar to the burden of other diseases, the burden of sexual dysfunction has not been systematically studied. However, there is growing evidence of various burdens (e.g., economic, symptomatic, humanistic) among patients suffering from sexual dysfunctions. The burden of sexual dysfunction has been studied a bit more often in men, namely the burden of erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation (PE) and testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS). Erectile dysfunction is frequently associated with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and depression. These conditions could go undiagnosed, and ED could be a marker of those diseases. The only available report from the United Kingdom estimated the total economic burden of ED at £53 million annually in terms of direct costs and lost productivity. The burden of PE includes significant psychological distress: anxiety, depression, lack of sexual confidence, poor self-esteem, impaired quality of life, and interpersonal difficulties. Some suggest that increase in female sexual dysfunction is associated with partner's PE, in addition to significant interpersonal difficulties. The burden of TDS includes depression, sexual dysfunction, mild cognitive impairment, and osteoporosis. One UK estimate of the economic burden of female sexual dysfunctions demonstrated that the average cost per patient was higher than the per annum cost of ED. There are no data on burden of paraphilic disorders. The burden of sexual dysfunctions is underappreciated and not well studied, yet it is significant for both the patients and the society.

  11. Sexual Murderers' Implicit Theories

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    Beech, Anthony; Fisher, Dawn; Ward, Tony

    2005-01-01

    Interviews with 28 sexual murderers were subjected to grounded theory analysis. Five implicit theories (ITs) were identified: dangerous world, male sex drive is uncontrollable, entitlement, women as sexual objects, and women as unknowable. These ITs were found to be identical to those identified in the literature as being present in rapists. The…

  12. Sexual Harassment in Schools.

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    Stein, Nan D.

    1993-01-01

    Students and employees are legally protected against sexual harassment, regardless of the perpetrator's age or status. Although caution is needed when responding to complaints, school leaders should avoid making backroom deals with staff members accused of molestation or improper sexual conduct. All school community members need information and…

  13. Sexual Victimization of Youth

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    Small, Kevonne; Zweig, Janine M.

    2007-01-01

    An estimated 7.0% to 8.1% of American youth report being sexually victimized at some point in their life time. This article presents a background to youth sexual victimization, focusing on prevalence data, challenging issues when studying this problem, risk factors, and common characteristics of perpetrators. Additionally, a type of sexual…

  14. Diabetes and Sexual and Urologic Problems

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    ... Disease, & Other Dental Problems Diabetes, Sexual, & Bladder Problems Diabetes, Sexual, & Bladder Problems Sexual problems and bladder problems ... Can sexual and bladder problems be symptoms of diabetes? Yes. Changes in sexual function or bladder habits ...

  15. [Sexuality and pregnancy].

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    Sueiro, E; Gayoso, P; Perdiz, C; Doval, J L

    1998-10-15

    We intend to describe the sexual behaviour of pregnancies women. Family Planning Center Nóvoa Santos, of Galician Health Service (SERGAS), of Ourense (SPAIN). 206 pregnancies women that are attended in a obstetric psychoprophylaxis's programme, during two years (January/93-January/95). We analysed the social economic, of reproduction, of medical attention and psycho-sexual variables. We use the PRESTA and SPSS statistics programmes. The average age is 28 years old, is married, has elementary studies and this is the first pregnancy. Her pregnancy is desire and normally developed. Her sexual desire and intercourse frequency is the same (1-2 per week); the intercourse is pleasant and the more habitual position is she over. Some times, the couple has relations without coitus and she practises the masturbation, and she enjoy of this practice. The pregnancies women have different sexual behaviours. They are satisfied with all them. The health' professional should favour the complete enjoy of the sexuality during the pregnancy.

  16. [Sexuality after breast cancer].

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    Alder, Judith; Bitzer, Johannes

    2010-03-01

    Sexual complaints are an often reported complication of breast cancer treatment, however still under diagnosed and rarely subject of oncologic counseling. The etiology is multifactorial: predisposing factors, triggers and maintaining factors can be identified on a somatic, psychological and social-interactional level. Accordingly, the development of the therapeutic approach is based on the identification and, where possible, modification or compensation of those factors which explain and maintain the sexual problems. Most often, loss of appetence is being reported, however, as it may develop secondary to sexual pain (dyspareunia) which is partly due to lack of lubrication as a consequence of therapy induced hormonal changes, the entire sexual interaction as well as sexual experiences since diagnosis and treatment should be systematically assessed. For treatment, vaginal atrophy, climacteric symptoms and, most importantly, the psychological and relational adjustment process to illness induced changes have to be considered.

  17. Challenges in sexual medicine

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    Cellek, Selim; Giraldi, Annamaria

    2012-01-01

    The sexual medicine field has been in mode of revolution until recently. Like all other fields of biomedical research, the economic situation around the world has had a negative impact on the field's momentum-research funding bodies, regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical companies seem to have...... placed sexual medicine in their low-priority list. But this is not the only challenge the field is facing. The successful development of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors for treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) means that research in this area seems to have slowed. However, there remain...... several unmet medical needs within sexual medicine such as premature ejaculation, severe ED and hypoactive sexual desire disorder, which await novel therapeutic approaches. Despite these challenges, research into finding and developing such therapies is likely to continue in the sexual medicine field...

  18. Percepciones sobre el uso del condón y la sexualidad entre jóvenes

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    J. Isaac Uribe; Genoveva Amador; Ximena Zacarías; Leticia Villarreal

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo fue determinar la relación entre percepciones sobre el uso del condón y la actividad sexual de riesgo en jóvenes universitarios y universitarias. Participaron 273 hombres y mujeres estudiantes de pregrado con rango de edad de 19 a 25 años. Aplicamos una escala tipo Likert con 31 reactivos, con cuatro dimensiones que miden percepción negativa del uso del condón, conocimientos sobre conducta sexual segura y creencias erróneas sobre las ITS y el uso del condón. Mostramos diferenci...

  19. Percepciones sobre el uso del condón y la sexualidad entre jóvenes

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    J. Isaac Uribe

    2012-01-01

    Likert con 31 reactivos, con cuatro dimensiones que miden percepción negativa del uso del condón, conocimientos sobre conducta sexual segura y creencias erróneas sobre las ITS y el uso del condón. Mostramos diferencias significativas entre hombres y mujeres en la percepción negativa del uso del condón; obtuvimos correlaciones positivas en el uso del condón en la primera relación sexual y su uso posterior. Discutimos los resultados desde una perspectiva sociocultural y de género.

  20. Drogas na adolescencia : analise do uso de substancia quimicas entre adolescentes estudantes de escolas publicas e particulares de Campinas, SP

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    Maria Alice de Araujo Armani

    2007-01-01

    Resumo: Objetivo: Pesquisar, entre adolescentes de diferentes níveis sócio-culturais, estudantes de escolas públicas e privadas, uso de medicações específicas (fórmulas laboratoriais que visam emagrecimento, inibidores do apetite, ?orlistat?, anabólicos e esteróides, laxantes, diuréticos), tabagismo, consumo de bebidas alcoólicas, início de vida sexual, prevenção de gestações e DST e utilização de métodos anticoncepcionais. Métodos: Foi realizada uma pesquisa entre adolescentes estudantes do...

  1. Patterns of Asexuality in China: Sexual Activity, Sexual and Romantic Attraction, and Sexual Desire.

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    Zheng, Lijun; Su, Yanchen

    2018-05-01

    This study examined patterns of asexuality in Chinese asexual people in terms of sexual activities, sexual/romantic attraction, and sexual desire. The sample included 227 (64 men and 163 women) asexual participants and 57 (26 men and 31 women) uncertain asexual participants recruited from social networks for asexual people. The control group included 217 (115 men and 102 women) heterosexual participants recruited from general social networks. Participants scoring 40 or higher on the Asexuality Identification Scale were classified as asexual. Asexual participants reported having less frequent masturbation, sexual intercourse experience, and sexual and romantic attraction compared to heterosexual participants. Lower sexual attraction among asexuals indicated that "people who experience little or no sexual attraction" would be a more appropriate definition of asexuality. The pattern of uncertain asexual participants' sexual/romantic attraction and sexual desire was intermediate between heterosexual and asexual participants. Asexual participants scored significantly lower on dyadic sexual desire and slightly lower on solitary sexual desire than heterosexual participants. There were significant differences in sexual activities and solitary sexual desire among romantic orientation categories. Homoromantic participants showed higher dyadic sexual desire and were more likely to engage in masturbation, indicating the heterogeneity among asexual people. The findings indicated that Chinese asexual people showed similar patterns of asexuality as in Western nations. Specifically, asexual people have little or no sexual attraction, non-partner-orientated sexual desire, and are heterogeneous in sexual activities and sexual desire. This implies similar mechanisms underlying the etiology of asexuality across cultures.

  2. reproductiva entre los adolescentes de Oaxaca de Juárez

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    Matthew C. Gutmann

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo explora la salud sexual adolescente en Oaxaca. Basado en un trabajo de campo etnográfico que se ha venido realizando desde el año 2001 sobre las sexualidades adolescentes, examina los sentidos de la iniciación sexual, las creencias tanto populares como biomédicas asociadas con la distinción entre sexualidades masculinas y femeninas, la naturalización de la sexualidad adolescente varonil en general y las implicaciones para la prevención y tratamiento del sida y otras infecciones transmitidas sexualmente. En particular, en este ensayo se comparan, por un lado, los discursos medicalizados relacionados a las nociones de la modernidad y la sexualidad y, por el otro, las ideas tan difundidas de las particularidades culturales de los varones adolescentes en México y en regiones específicas de Oaxaca. Los y las jóvenes en Oaxaca nacen dentro de sistemas ya establecidos de salud reproductiva, cortejo y sexualidades. Estos adolescentes entienden que sus sexualidades están limitadas por factores materiales y culturales e, incluso, por los discursos modernos sobre la sexualidad y las ideas falsas sobre los continuos viriles que establecen que los deseos y comportamientos sexuales son, naturalmente, diferentes entre los varones y las mujeres.

  3. Acoso sexual en adolescentes: dimensiones de la Escala de Acoso Sexual en chicos y chicas

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    Vega Gea, Esther; Ortega Ruiz, Rosario; Sánchez Jiménez, Virginia

    2016-01-01

    Antecedentes/Objetivo: El fenómeno del acoso sexual entre adolescentes es un tópico que está tomando especial relevancia en las últimas décadas, si bien, no existe aún un consenso general sobre su naturaleza, prevalencia y dimensiones. El presente trabajo ha contado con una muestra representativa de 3.489 adolescentes andaluces del segundo ciclo de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria y Bachillerato, y se ha centrado principalmente en dos objetivos fundamentales: testar la estructura factorial de...

  4. Sexual victimization, fear of sexual powerlessness, and cognitive emotion dysregulation as barriers to sexual assertiveness in college women.

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    Zerubavel, Noga; Messman-Moore, Terri L

    2013-12-01

    The current study examined sexual victimization and two barriers to young women's sexual assertiveness: fear of sexual powerlessness and cognitive emotion dysregulation. College women (N = 499) responded to surveys and indicated that fear of sexual powerlessness and, to a lesser extent, cognitive emotion dysregulation were barriers to sexual assertiveness. Compared with nonvictims, sexually victimized women had greater problems with sexual assertiveness, fear of sexual powerlessness, and cognitive emotion dysregulation. Among victims, fear of sexual powerlessness and emotion dysregulation interacted to impede sexual assertiveness. Findings support targeting identified barriers in interventions to improve sexual assertiveness and reduce risk for unwanted sexual experiences and sexual victimization.

  5. Unwanted online sexual solicitation and online sexual risk behavior

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    Baumgartner, S.E.; Valkenburg, P.M.; Peter, J.; Yan, Z.

    2012-01-01

    In recent years, there have been growing concerns about online sexual solicitations and online sexual risk behaviors. Recent studies suggest that only a minority of adolescents is confronted with online sexual solicitations or engages in online sexual risk behavior. Whereas more girls encounter

  6. Textbook Sexual Inadequacy? A Review of Sexuality Texts.

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    Goettsch, Stephen L.

    1987-01-01

    Reviews eight current human sexuality textbooks for both their general organization and substantive content. Addresses specifically the content areas of sexual response cycle; sexual disfunction; acquaintance rape; AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases; extramarital sex; abortion; homosexuality; and pornography. Identifies as a recurring fault…

  7. Outcomes of Sexual Behaviors among Sexual Minority Youth

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    Morgan, Elizabeth M.

    2014-01-01

    Very little is known about outcomes of sexual behavior for sexual minority youth. In this chapter, I review relevant literature and draw on findings from my own research to initiate an inquiry into this important topic. I begin with a brief overview of the range of sexual behaviors of sexual minority adolescents and young adults. Next, I describe…

  8. Sexual activity during pregnancy.

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    Staruch, Monika; Kucharczyk, Aleksandra; Zawadzka, Katarzyna; Wielgos, Miroslaw; Szymusik, Iwona

    2016-01-01

    Pregnancy is usually associated with significant regression in genito-genital intercourse frequency, sexual desire and satisfaction. The aim of the study was to determine women's sexual habits during the third trimester of gestation and to compare their sexual activity before the current pregnancy and during previous pregnancies in case of multiparas. The study material consisted of women in the third trimester of pregnancy, recruited from the Outpatient Clinic of the 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Warsaw between January 2013 and February 2014, who filled out a self-prepared questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: demographic data, sexual activity prior to current pregnancy and during gestation, including sexual positions and sources of knowledge regarding the subject. The survey involved 25 questions and was distributed among 220 patients, out of which 165 were returned and 149 properly filled out and analyzed. The average age of the respondents was 29.6 ± 4.85 years; the majority (78.8%) were in an uncomplicated pregnancy. The decrease in sexual activity was evident in all age groups--the majority usually had sex 1 to 3 times a month in contrast to 1-2 times a week prior to conceiving. Sexual activity decreased significantly with increasing age. The main reasons for abandoning sexual activity included: decreased libido (35.5%), the doctor's suggestion (29%) and fears concerning child's health (29%). During pregnancy the frequency of vaginal intercourse significantly decreased (100% prior to vs. 86.6% during pregnancy; p < 0.001); as did oral sex (44.3% vs. 29.5%; p = 0.043) and anal sex (12% vs. 5.4%; p = 0.02). 54% of the respondents declared reduced satisfaction with sexual life during pregnancy in comparison with the previous period; almost half (43.5%) felt less attractive while pregnant. The same claim was related to libido--it decreased in 58.8% of respondents. Multiparas tended to have sexual

  9. Sexual Arousal and Sexually Explicit Media (SEM: Comparing Patterns of Sexual Arousal to SEM and Sexual Self-Evaluations and Satisfaction Across Gender and Sexual Orientation

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    Gert Martin Hald, PhD

    2018-03-01

    Hald GM, Stulhofer A, Lange T, et al. Sexual Arousal and Sexually Explicit Media (SEM: Comparing Patterns of Sexual Arousal to SEM and Sexual Self-Evaluations and Satisfaction Across Gender and Sexual Orientation. Sex Med 2018;6:30–38.

  10. Sexual Orientation as Interpretation? Sexual Desires, Concepts, and Choice

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    Díaz-León E.

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Are sexual orientations freely chosen? The idea that someone’s sexual orientation is not a choice is very influential in the mainstream LGBT political movement. But do we have good reasons to believe it is not a choice? Going against the orthodoxy, William Wilkerson has recently argued that sexual orientation is partly constituted by our interpretations of our own sexual desires, and we choose these interpretations, so sexual orientation is partly constituted by choice. In this paper I aim to examine the question of whether our interpretations of our own sexual desires are constitutive of our sexual orientations. I will argue that whereas Wilkerson’s argument for the claim that sexual orientations are in part constituted by our chosen interpretations of our sexual desires is not sound, there are good reasons for endorsing a weaker claim, namely, that there are different but equally apt descriptions of the same sexual desires, depending on which concepts we have.

  11. Women's sexual pain disorders.

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    van Lankveld, Jacques J D M; Granot, Michal; Weijmar Schultz, Willibrord C M; Binik, Yitzchak M; Wesselmann, Ursula; Pukall, Caroline F; Bohm-Starke, Nina; Achtrari, Chahin

    2010-01-01

    Women's sexual pain disorders include dyspareunia and vaginismus and there is need for state-of-the-art information in this area. To update the scientific evidence published in 2004, from the 2nd International Consultation on Sexual Medicine pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of women's sexual pain disorders. An expert committee, invited from six countries by the 3rd International Consultation, was comprised of eight researchers and clinicians from biological and social science disciplines, for the purpose of reviewing and grading the scientific evidence on nosology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of women's sexual pain disorders. Expert opinion was based on grading of evidence-based medical literature, extensive internal committee discussion, public presentation, and debate. Results. A comprehensive assessment of medical, sexual, and psychosocial history is recommended for diagnosis and management. Indications for general and focused pelvic genital examination are identified. Evidence-based recommendations for assessment of women's sexual pain disorders are reviewed. An evidence-based approach to management of these disorders is provided. Continued efforts are warranted to conduct research and scientific reporting on the optimal assessment and management of women's sexual pain disorders, including multidisciplinary approaches.

  12. Sexual Narcissism and the Perpetration of Sexual Aggression

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    Widman, Laura; McNulty, James K.

    2009-01-01

    Despite indirect evidence linking narcissism to sexual aggression, studies directly examining this relationship have yielded inconsistent results. Likely contributing to such inconsistencies, prior research has used global measures of narcissism not sensitive to whether the components of narcissism are activated in sexual versus non-sexual domains. The current research avoided such problems by using a measure of sexual narcissism to predict sexual aggression. In a sample of 299 men and women,...

  13. Sexual self-schemas of female child sexual abuse survivors: relationships with risky sexual behavior and sexual assault in adolescence.

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    Niehaus, Ashley F; Jackson, Joan; Davies, Stephanie

    2010-12-01

    Childhood sexual trauma has been demonstrated to increase survivors' risk for engaging in unrestricted sexual behaviors and experiencing adolescent sexual assault. The current study used the sexual self-schema construct to examine cognitive representations of sexuality that might drive these behavioral patterns. In Study 1 (N = 774), we attempted to improve the content validity of the Sexual Self Schema Scale for child sexual abuse (CSA) survivors, introducing a fourth sexual self-schema factor titled the "immoral/irresponsible" factor. In Study 2 (N = 1150), the potential differences in sexual self-views, as assessed by the four sexual self-schema factors, between CSA survivors and non-victims were explored. In addition, Study 2 evaluated how these sexual self-schema differences may contribute to participation in unrestricted sexual behaviors and risk for sexual assault in adolescence. Results indicated that a history of CSA impacted the way women viewed themselves as a sexual person on each of the four factors. CSA survivors were found to view themselves as more open and possessing more immoral/irresponsible cognitions about sexuality as compared to women who did not have a CSA history. In addition, the CSA survivors endorsed less embarrassment and passionate/romantic views of their sexual selves. The interaction of CSA severity and the sexual self-schemas explained variance in adolescent sexual assault experiences above and beyond the severity of CSA history and participation in risky sexual behaviors. The findings suggest that sexual self-views may serve to moderate the relationship between CSA and adolescent sexual assault. Implications of these findings and directions for future research are discussed.

  14. Sexual Harassment and Organizational Outcomes

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    2011-04-01

    harassment and unwanted sexual attention) appear to affect job satisfaction and organizational commitment more than the overt quid pro quo type of... Sexual Harassment and Organizational Outcomes Charlie L. Law DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT...No. 99-11 Sexual harassment and Organizational, 2 Executive Summary Issue Sexual harassment continues to be a

  15. Signs of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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    ... Your Kids Cyber SafeCyber safety is important for kids. Parents should monitor their child’s internet and mobile device use.Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)Read Article >>Sex and SexualitySexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)Learn about sexually ...

  16. Sexual rights and disability.

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    Di Nucci, Ezio

    2011-03-01

    This paper argues against Appel's recent proposal-in this journal-that there is a fundamental human right to sexual pleasure, and that therefore the sexual pleasure of severely disabled people should be publicly funded-by thereby partially legalising prostitution. An alternative is proposed that does not need to pose a new positive human right; does not need public funding; does not need the legalisation of prostitution; and that would offer a better experience to the severely disabled: charitable non-profit organisations whose members would voluntarily and freely provide sexual pleasure to the severely disabled.

  17. Subjective sleep quality, unstimulated sexual arousal, and sexual frequency

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    Rui Costa

    Full Text Available Introduction: REM sleep deprivation increases unstimulated erections in rats, and total sleep deprivation increases erections during audiovisual sexual stimulation in men, but the effects of sleep problems on human unstimulated sexual arousal are unknown. Objective: We examined the associations of subjective sleep quality with unstimulated sexual arousal, satisfaction with sex life, and sexual frequency and desire over the past month. Methods: 275 Portuguese (169 women reported their anxiety, sexual arousal and sexual desire during a resting state, and completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the sexual satisfaction subscale of the LiSat scale, the Desire dimensions of the Female Sexual Function Index (women only and International Index of Erectile Function (men only. They additionally reported how many days in the past month they engaged in penile-vaginal intercourse, noncoital sex, and masturbation. Salivary testosterone (T was assayed by luminescence immunoassays. Results: Poorer sleep quality correlated with greater unstimulated sexual arousal in men with higher T levels and in women with higher T levels not taking oral contraceptives. In women with lower T, poorer subjective sleep quality correlated with greater sexual dissatisfaction. In both sexes, sleep quality was uncorrelated with sexual desire and sexual frequency over the past month. Discussion: Consistently with other studies in humans and animals, the findings are congruent with the notion that lack of sleep can increase sexual arousal, but not sexual frequency. T might play a role in the sexual arousal caused by lack of appropriate sleep.

  18. [Male sexuality in the elderly].

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    Rinnab, L; Schrader, A J; Schrader, M; Zengerling, F

    2012-10-01

    Male sexuality in the elderly is an important issue with a growing relevance. In contrast to the assumption of an asexual state when becoming older, recent representative surveys show that the majority of men maintain sexual desires and fantasies into old age. Sexual activity primarily depends on the availability of a partner and on maintaining intimacy and sexuality in the face of changes in the sexual response cycle and increasing comorbidity. This review aims to clarify the normal aging process, the sexual behavior of aging males and the prevalence of sexual dysfunction.

  19. Analysing the disability- sexuality controversy

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    Patrick Sibanda

    2015-01-01

    Sexuality is one of the many phenomena which are least openly discussed particularly in the African culture. Sexuality is conceived variously in different cultures and disability is seen as a threat to sexuality in many of the cultures. Meanwhile, sexuality is regarded as a central theme in the development of self-esteem and self-identity since it has been conceived within the bodily perfection and bodily beauty complexes. Thus, the way sexuality is conceived for people with disabilities form...

  20. Theories of Sexual Orientation.

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    Storms, Michael D.

    1980-01-01

    Results indicated homosexuals, heterosexuals, and bisexuals did not differ within each sex on measures of masculinity and femininity. Strong support was obtained for the hypothesis that sexual orientation relates primarily to erotic fantasy orientation. (Author/DB)

  1. Sexually transmitted infections

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    Sexually transmitted infections constitute economic burden for developing countries, exposure to causative agents is an occupational hazard ... In Nigeria, the deteriorating economic situation has led to ..... female sex workers from Mexico City.

  2. About Military Sexual Trauma

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    Full Text Available ... Try it free Find out why Close About Military Sexual Trauma Veterans Health Administration Loading... Unsubscribe from ... Veterans Health Administration 2,027 views 25:30 Language: English Location: United States Restricted Mode: Off History ...

  3. Sexually Abused Boys.

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    Reinhart, Michael A.

    1987-01-01

    Reports of male victims (N=189) of child sexual abuse were retrospectively reviewed. Comparison to an age- and race-matched group of female victims revealed similarities in patterns of disclosure and perpetrator characteristics. (Author/DB)

  4. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

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    Davison, Sonia L

    2012-08-01

    Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is the most prevalent female sexual dysfunction, with estimates of prevalence approximating 10%. By definition it is a deficiency of sexual desire that causes distress. HSDD has no single cause, but physiological, psychological and socio-cultural factors underpinning female sexual desire may all be important in its development. Medical therapeutic strategies to date have concentrated on modulation of hormone levels, particularly androgen administration, yet few products have been approved for the treatment of HSDD in developed countries. More recent medical targets have included agents with 5-hydroxytryptamine agonist activity. Psychological therapeutic approaches have been infrequently studied but concentrate on cognitive behavioural therapy. HSDD is an evolving diagnosis, the existence of which has been questioned by some critics. Whilst HSDD remains the subject of ongoing research, its title and definition are under debate as a new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association approaches publication in 2012.

  5. Sexual Assault against Females

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    ... to want to participate in social activities. Many women report difficulty trusting others after the assault, so it can be difficult to develop new relationships. Performance at work and school can also be affected. Sexual problems ...

  6. Men and Sexual Trauma

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    ... Adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 8, 233-241. Garnefski, N., & Diekstra, R. ... Protections Site Index USA.gov White House Inspector General QUICK LIST Apply for Benefits Apply for Health ...

  7. Child Sexual Abuse

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    ... Showing private parts ("flashing"), forcing children to watch pornography, verbal pressure for sex, and exploiting children as prostitutes or for pornography can be sexual abuse as well. Researchers estimate ...

  8. About Military Sexual Trauma

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  12. [Adolescence and sexuality].

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    Kjellberg, G

    2006-03-22

    Different pathological states occurring during adolescence, such as anorexia, bulimia and suicidal attempts are seen as possible manifestations of psychological defence mechanisms against the anxiety-provoking bodily changes of puberty and the necessary psychological transformations inherent to adolescence and sexual maturation. The changes of object of desire and some sexual risk behaviours are illustrated by clinical vignettes. Music is suggested to play a role in the mobilisation of emotions, bodily sensations and in the construction of an imaginary world and thus to be a factor--a part from biological and psycho-social ones--influencing the sexual behaviour of adolescents. Some communication techniques are suggested enabling access to adolescents on sexual matters - a domain of increasing public health importance.

  13. Sexuality and Down Syndrome

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    ... sexual awareness can only develop through personal empowerment, self-esteem, understanding of social relationships and personal interaction/communication skills. All these factors influence how intimacy needs are ...

  14. Military Sexual Trauma

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    ... for refusing to be sexually cooperative or with implied better treatment in exchange for sex), may have ... asleep; disturbing nightmares Difficulties with attention, concentration, and memory : trouble staying focused; frequently finding their mind wandering; ...

  15. Sexo tropical em um país europeu: migração de brasileiras para a Itália no marco do "turismo sexual" internacional Tropical sex in a European country: Brazilian women's migration to Italy in the frame of international sex tourism

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    Adriana Piscitelli

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Em Fortaleza, uma das cidades vinculadas ao turismo sexual no Nordeste do Brasil, jovens mulheres das camadas baixas deixam o país com ou convidadas por turistas sexuais. Algumas se inserem na indústria do sexo na Europa. Outras, porém, a deixam, casando-se com europeus. Centrando-me em um universo de casais integrados por mulheres do Nordeste do Brasil e italianos, discuto as categorias de diferenciação que adquirem centralidade quando esses relacionamentos, iniciados em um terreno ambíguo da sexualidade, interesse econômico e romance no qual se misturam, são contextualizados na Itália. Analiso as implicações culturais, políticas e econômicas desse tipo de migração, refletindo sobre os significados adquiridos pela sexualidade tropical na migração para esse país do Norte.In Fortaleza, which is one of the main cities linked to sex tourism in the Northeast of Brazil, young low income women leave the country with or invited by sex tourists. While some indeed engage themselves in the sex industry in Europe, others leave it when marrying European men. Focusing on the universe of integrants of couples integrated women from the Northeast from Brazil and Italian men, this paper addresses the differentiations that acquire centrality when these relationships, formed in an ambiguous terrain where sexuality, economic interest and romance intermingle, are contextualized in Italy. I analyze the cultural, political and economic implications of that migration. The study discusses the relationship between gender and economic negotiations in those couples, reflecting on the meanings acquired by "tropical sexuality" in the migration to that Northern country.

  16. Sexual Harassment at Work: A European Experience

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    2015-01-01

    Unwelcome sexual advances, proposition or pressure for sexual activity, offensive flirtations, leering, whistling, making sexually suggestive gestures, sexual jokes, unwanted sexual looks, unwanted letters, telephone call, or materials of a sexual nature, unwanted physical contact, actual or attempting rape or sexual assault, this and more of this conduct if took place in the workplace would amount to a sexual harassment. The sexual harassment at work has become a serious issue of our time. I...

  17. Barebacking and sexual position

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    Bareback sex continues to fuel the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men but despite the fact that much academic attention has been focused on the sexual behaviour of this population few authors have considered the significance of sexual position. In order to explore this relatively under-examined factor, interviews were conducted with 13 HIV-negative and unknown status gay men who had recently engaged in bareback sex. Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and through the lens...

  18. RIESGO SEXUAL Y NIVEL DE POPULARIDAD EN ESTUDIANTES UNIVERSITARIOS DEL ECUADOR

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    Junes Robles

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    Full Text Available La población joven es considerada vulnerable debido a que está expuesta a factores y conductas de riesgo, como el consumo de alcohol y los comportamientos sexuales. Por otra parte, la estructura y el entorno social en el que se desenvuelve puede generar comportamientos sexuales riesgosos. El objetivo del estudio es determinar los principales riesgos para conducta sexual en jóvenes y su relación con la popularidad en un entorno social universitario, en una muestra de 392estudiantesprovenientes de cantones rurales de la zona 5 de Ecuador. El instrumento de medición para la variable conductas sexuales de riesgo es la Escala de Autoeficacia para prevenir el SIDA SEA-27 y para la variablepopularidad se utiliza el Sociograma, con la aplicación del programa CivSoc. Los tres principales riesgos sexuales percibidos por los participantes son, el 64% mantener relaciones sexuales sin condón, el 34% ser infiel a la pareja y en tercer lugar, combinar el alcohol con relaciones sexuales. Existe una correlación entre el comportamiento sexual de riesgo y la popularidad e impopularidad, en el primer caso, el participante asume menos riesgos a diferencia del impopular que presenta mayor exposición a conducta sexual riesgosa.

  19. The implications of sexual narcissism for sexual and marital satisfaction.

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    McNulty, James K; Widman, Laura

    2013-08-01

    There is theoretical reason to believe narcissism is associated with a number of sexual behaviors and outcomes that affect both sexual and relationship satisfaction. Nevertheless, research on the association between personality and behavior demonstrates that personality traits, such as narcissism, only predict behavior in domains that activate the components of the personality system. Given that global assessments of narcissism do not capture the extent to which the components of narcissism are activated in the sexual domain, we examined the extent to which the facets of a domain-specific measure of sexual narcissism accounted for the trajectories of own and partner sexual and marital satisfaction over the first five years of 120 new marriages. Three of the four facets of sexual narcissism (sexual exploitation, sexual entitlement, and low sexual empathy) were negatively associated with both trajectories. The fourth facet (sexual skill) was positively associated with both trajectories. Notably, sexual satisfaction mediated the effect of every facet of sexual narcissism on marital satisfaction. A global assessment of narcissism was not associated with either trajectory of satisfaction. These findings highlight (1) the importance of narcissistic tendencies for sexual processes, (2) the benefits of using domain-specific measures of personality in research on sexual behavior, and (3) the importance of examining the implications of the specific facets of personality constructs.

  20. The Implications of Sexual Narcissism for Sexual and Marital Satisfaction

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    McNulty, James K.; Widman, Laura

    2013-01-01

    There is theoretical reason to believe narcissism is associated with a number of sexual behaviors and outcomes that affect both sexual and relationship satisfaction. Nevertheless, research on the association between personality and behavior demonstrates that personality traits, such as narcissism, only predict behavior in domains that activate the components of the personality system. Given that global assessments of narcissism do not capture the extent to which the components of narcissism are activated in the sexual domain, we examined the extent to which the facets of a domain-specific measure of sexual narcissism accounted for the trajectories of own and partner sexual and marital satisfaction over the first five years of 120 new marriages. Three of the four facets of sexual narcissism (sexual exploitation, sexual entitlement, and low sexual empathy) were negatively associated with both trajectories. The fourth facet (sexual skill) was positively associated with both trajectories. Notably, sexual satisfaction mediated the effect of every facet of sexual narcissism on marital satisfaction. A global assessment of narcissism was not associated with either trajectory of satisfaction. These findings highlight (1) the importance of narcissistic tendencies for sexual processes, (2) the benefits of using domain-specific measures of personality in research on sexual behavior, and (3) the importance of examining the implications of the specific facets of personality constructs. PMID:23297145

  1. Assédio moral e assédio sexual: noções distintivas.

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    Oliveira, Antonio Luzia Alves de

    2012-01-01

    O autor apresenta as formas de assédios moral e sexual dando ênfases às distinções existentes entre estas práticas, que apesar de muito debatidas e comentadas, ainda são objetos de muitas dúvidas e complexidades na aplicação do Direito a casos concretos.

  2. Think, ! responsible sexuality !

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    Mayelín Bosque Cruz

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This article is aimed at supporting the social health worker 's job to motivate teenagers and young people to learn easily about differe nt topics concerning sexuality by increasing the information they already have, and by stating how dangerous an irresponsible sexual behaviour can be, thus reinforcing the value of responsibility. The software “Sexualidad Responsable” provides informatio n on sexual education taking into account the following subject matters: Couple Relationship, Adolescent Pregnancy, Methods of Contraception, Sexually Transmitted Infections (HIV/AIDS, Moral Value Acquisition, Family Role, Violence and its expressions, D eviation and Sexual Preferences, among others. It also has didactic games, a gallery with pictures, videos and curiosities.There is a glossary of scientific terms included and the software’s tutorial section that orients us how to use them. In the software the health workers will find a very useful and supporting tool to work out the theme Sexuality with teenagers and young people, this software will foster the creation of scientific societies and supporting groups. The social health workers can also sear ch information on the topics, learn and then debate them among the members of different dysfunctional families or even in their own families if necessary.

  3. Relationships among sexual self-concept, sexual risk cognition and sexual communication in adolescents: a structural equation model.

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    Lou, Jiunn-Horng; Chen, Sheng-Hwang; Li, Ren-Hau; Yu, Hsing-Yi

    2011-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to test a model of sexual self-concept and sexual risk cognition affecting sexual communication in Taiwanese adolescents. Parent-adolescent sexual communication has been shown to influence adolescent sexual behaviour. Self-concept is an important predictor of human behaviour, especially sexual behaviour. Few researchers have assessed sexual self-concept in adolescents, despite its clear relevance to understanding adolescent sexual behaviour. A cross-sectional survey with convenience sampling was used in this study. In 2009, data were collected by questionnaire from 748 adolescent students at a junior college in Taiwan. The results revealed that the postulated model fits the data from this study well. Sexual self-concept significantly predicts sexual risk cognition and sexual communication. Sexual risk cognition significantly predicts sexual communication and has an intervening effect on the relationship between sexual self-concept and sexual communication. Sexual risk cognition is important in explaining sexuality in adolescents. Sexual self-concept has both direct and indirect effects on sexual communication. Our findings provide concrete directions for school educators in developing sexual health programmes to increase adolescent sexual self-concept and sexual communication with their parents. Future sexual health programmes about sexual self-concept and sexual risk cognition must add for increasing adolescent's sexual communication with their parents. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  4. Sexuality in Older Adults (65+)

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    Træen, Bente; Carvalheira, Ana; Kvalem, Ingela Lundin

    2017-01-01

    with their bodies than men, particularly in sexual contexts, older women appear to be less vulnerable to body-related dissatisfaction than younger women. Despite the age-specific dynamics of sexual satisfaction and sexual well-being, which parallel age-related decrease in the frequency of sexual activity, research...... findings from different countries show that substantial proportions of aging men and women are satisfied with their sex life. There is some limited evidence that this proportion may be increasing across cohorts. Gender differences in factors that influence sexual satisfaction among older adults appear...... marginal. Conclusion: Older age can affect sexual satisfaction on individual, interpersonal, and culture-related levels. Future research in older adults' sexuality should focus on sexual well-being in women who are without partners, sexual satisfaction among aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

  5. Men's sexual self-schema.

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    Andersen, B L; Cyranowski, J M; Espindle, D

    1999-04-01

    Sexual self-schemas are cognitive generalizations about sexual aspects of oneself. In Part 1, a measure of men's sexual self-schema is developed. Studies of test-retest and internal consistency reliability and validity studies of factor analysis, internal structure, convergent and discriminant validity, process, group difference, and change are provided. The construct consists of 3 dimensions: passionate-loving, powerful-aggressive, and open-minded-liberal traits. In Part 2, the data suggest that men's sexual schema is derived from past sexual experience, is manifest in current sexual experience, and guides future sexual behavior. In Part 3, the data document the cognitive processing aspects of sexual schema. Consistent with the investigators' schema research with women, these data substantiate the importance of cognitive representations of sexuality.

  6. Floridablanca entre la modernidad y la posmodernidad

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    Senatore, María Ximena

    2007-01-01

    Este artículo se centra en los diálogos entre el pasado y el presente creados en el marco de la modernidad y de la posmodernidad. La arqueología como práctica social puede ser entendida como un diálogo pasado-presente. Floridablanca es una historia, un sitio, una experiencia, una idea, una utopía. Es también un punto de encuentro entre modernidad y posmodernidad. El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar ciertas reflexiones sobre los diálogos pasado-presente que crean, transforman y reproducen...

  7. Dysregulated sexuality and high sexual desire: distinct constructs?

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    Winters, Jason; Christoff, Kalina; Gorzalka, Boris B

    2010-10-01

    The literature on dysregulated sexuality, whether theoretical, clinical or empirical, has failed to differentiate the construct from high sexual desire. In this study, we tested three hypotheses which addressed this issue. A sample of 6458 men and 7938 women, some of whom had sought treatment for sexual compulsivity, addiction or impulsivity, completed an online survey comprised of various sexuality measures. Men and women who reported having sought treatment scored significantly higher on measures of dysregulated sexuality and sexual desire. For men, women, and those who had sought treatment, dysregulated sexuality was associated with increased sexual desire. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a one-factor model, indicating that, in both male and female participants, dysregulated sexuality and sexual desire variables loaded onto a single underlying factor. The results of this study suggest that dysregulated sexuality, as currently conceptualized, labelled, and measured, may simply be a marker of high sexual desire and the distress associated with managing a high degree of sexual thoughts, feelings, and needs.

  8. [Medical students' sexuality--development and fulfilment of sexual needs].

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    Müldner-Nieckowski, Łukasz; Klasa, Katarzyna; Sobański, Jerzy A; Rutkowski, Krzysztof; Dembińska, Edyta

    2012-01-01

    Education in human sexual physiology and pathology, as well as own sexual health of medical doctors determines in a large proportion the ability to talk with patients about their sexual disorders. Therefore the authors considered important to collect and assess data regarding sexual health and development of Medical Faculty students. Analysis of selected aspects of psychosexual development and sex life of IVth grade medical students. We applied the self-report Questionnaire of Satisfaction with Sexual Life (KSS2), an instrument created to assess sexual problems in patients treated with group psychotherapy. Medical students filled the questionnaire when attending the courses of Psychopathology of neurotic disorders or Psychotherapy. Analysis of the collected data revealed a relatively high differentiation of the studied group in regard of satisfaction and experiences with sexual life, attitudes towards masturbation, relationships and sexual activity. Regarding some aspects, significant differences between women and men occurred. A set of factors were identified, some of them may negatively influence medical doctor's competencies in the domain of sexual health. These are not having sexual debut or even lack of any erotic experiences and lack of sexual satisfaction. The results indicate a significant prevalence of factors, which may impede students education as well as taking into consideration the sexual issues during the medical interview. Assessment of influence of students' and doctors' own sexuality on their competencies in diagnostics and treatment requires further studies.

  9. Demographic, psychological and behavioral characteristics of child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse

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    SERAFIM, Antonio de Pádua; SAFFI, Fabiana; ACHÁ, Maria Fernanda Faria; BARROS, Daniel Martins de

    2011-01-01

    CONTEXTO: A relação entre transtorno mental e histórico de abuso sexual é frequentemente observada na prática clínica e relatada na literatura. OBJETIVO: Descrever os dados demográficos e os aspectos emocionais e comportamentais em crianças e adolescentes vítimas de abuso sexual. MÉTODO: 205 crianças e adolescentes com idade entre 6 e 14 anos, sendo 130 meninas (9,6 ± 3,4 anos) e 75 meninos (7,2 ± 2,9 anos) vítimas de abuso sexual passaram por avaliação psicológica e psiquiátrica individual n...

  10. Função sexual e qualidade de vida em gestantes de baixo risco Sexual function and quality of life of low-risk pregnant women

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    Denise Queiroz Ferreira

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar em gestantes saudáveis no segundo trimestre a associação entre função sexual e qualidade de vida, e função sexual e satisfação sexual. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 51 gestantes em acompanhamento em ambulatório de pré-natal de baixo risco. A função sexual foi aferida por meio do Quociente Sexual - Versão Feminina (QS-F. A qualidade de vida e a satisfação sexual foram avaliadas pelo Instrumento Abreviado de Avaliação de Qualidade de Vida da Organização Mundial da Saúde (WHOQOL-bref. Os critérios de inclusão foram idade gestacional entre a 15ª e a 26ª semana, idade materna igual ou superior a 20 anos, mínimo de 5 anos de educação escolar, ter parceiro fixo há pelo menos 6 meses, ter tido relação sexual com penetração vaginal nos últimos 15 dias. Foram excluídas mulheres vítimas de violência sexual, com história pregressa ou atual de depressão, antecedente de aborto habitual ou complicações na gestação atual (amniorrexe prematura, trabalho de parto prematuro ou hemorragia. Para a análise dos dados foram utilizados os testes do χ² e exato de Fisher e pPURPOSE: To evaluate, in healthy women in the second trimester of pregnancy, a possible association between sexual function and quality of life, and between sexual function and sexual satisfaction. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 51 pregnant women managed at a low-risk antenatal care clinic. Sexual function was evaluated through the Sexual Quotient - Female Version (QS-F questionnaire. Quality of life and sexual satisfaction were evaluated though the brief version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-bref. Inclusion criteria were pregnancy between 15-26 weeks, maternal age 20 or more years, at least five years of scholling, in a relationship with a single partner for the last 6 months, having sexual intercourse with vaginal penetration in the last 15 days. We excluded women with a history

  11. [Sexual harassment in medical organizations].

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    Rabinerson, David; Maman, Maor; Glezerman, Marek

    2008-01-01

    Sexual harassment is quite prevalent in medical organizations. The two most affected groups are medical students and nurses. In its broad perspective, sexual harassment is defined as any type of offensive behavior with sexual connotation aimed at any individual or minority. In Israel, sexual harassment is regarded as such only in the literal sense, although recently, courts tend to adopt a more comprehensive approach in their ruling. Final legislation of the law against sexual harassment, which includes employer liability for the actions of its workers, caused increased awareness of the phenomenon of sexual harassment and may serve in reducing its prevalence in the medical environment.

  12. Sexual Well-Being in Older Women: The Relevance of Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition.

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    Bell, Suzanne; Reissing, Elke D

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this study was to use the dual control model of sexual response (DCM) to investigate variation in sexual well-being among women 50 years of age and older. Data from 185 women 50 years of age and older (M = 59.46, SD = 6.96) were used to examine the relationships between sexual excitation (SE) and sexual inhibition (SI) and their lower-order factors to indicators of sexual well-being (i.e., sexual functioning, satisfaction, distress, frequency of sexual activity, and breadth of sexual behavior). Possible moderating factors were also explored. Independently, SE and SI were associated with the majority of the indicators of sexual well-being, and the directions of associations were consistent with the tenets of the DCM. SE and SI lower-order factors were significant predictors of sexual function, satisfaction, and frequency of sexual activity. Sexual distress was predicted more strongly by SI factors and breadth of sexual behavior by one SE lower-order factor (arousability). Partner physical and mental health and participant's own mental health were identified as moderating variables of these associations. Findings of this study are discussed considering the contribution of the DCM to understanding the role of diversity in older women's sexual well-being.

  13. Postpartum Resumption of Sexual Activity, Sexual Morbidity and ...

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    Socio‑demographic and obstetric features, menstrual and breastfeeding ... looseness and discharge, loss of sexual desire and bleeding or ..... Abnormal vaginal discharge. 12 .... Borda MR, Winfrey W, McKaig C. Return to sexual activity and ...

  14. [Sexuality in adolescents].

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    Molina, R; Araa, S; Ibazeta, G; Jordan, P; Lagos, E

    1987-01-01

    A survey of knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding human reproduction and sexuality was undertaken in 2 groups of secondary school students in Chile to assess whether greater knowledge of reproduction and sexuality is associated with greater permissiveness and earlier initiation of sexual activity. Students in 2 public schools, 1 coeducational and 1 for female students only, were of lower middle class background, while students at the coeducational private school were of higher socioeconomic status. An anonymous, semiclosed questionnaire was administered to students in the 3 schools. The schools were selected because their directors agreed to permit the study. 14.8% of the 351 public school students were aged 14 or under and 77.8% were 15-18, while 99.5% of the 197 private school students were aged 15-18. The students' levels of knowledge of human reproduction and sexuality were measured through direct personal assessments by the students themselves and through 21 questions to confirm the assessments. At least 93% of students in all schools said their level of knowledge was medium or high, but the test indicated that only 64% of public school students and 75% of private school students actually had medium or high levels of knowledge. 45.9% of private and 27.9% of public school students felt the information they received from their schools about sexuality was adequate, while 41.9% of private and 60.9% of public school students felt it was insufficient. There were no significant differences in the opinions of the 2 groups of students concerning premarital sex, but the reasons given by the private school students to explain their attitudes expressed a greater sense of commitment to the partner, while those of the public school students tended to be more functional. Among public school students, 38.7% of males and 9.7% of females reported having had sexual relations, while among private school students, 17.7% of males and 4.4% of females reported having done so

  15. NARRATIVAS RELIGIOSAS Y POLÍTICAS EN LA DISPUTA POR LA EDUCACIÓN SEXUAL EN ARGENTINA

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    Juan Cruz Esquive

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    La educación sexual, junto con la distribución gratuita de anticonceptivos y de la píldora del ‘día después’, el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, la fecundación asistida, la autodeterminación de la identidad sexual, la eutanasia y la despenalización del aborto, conforman uno de los ‘núcleos sensibles’ que cristalizan pujas y negociaciones entre el Estado, la dirigencia política y las instituciones religiosas a la hora de definir los fundamentos regulatorios de las políticas públicas ...

  16. Responsabilidad extracontractual y contractual: barrera entre ambas

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    González Hernández, Rut

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La finalidad que persigue el sistema de responsabilidad civiles el resarcimiento del daño causado con independencia de que proceda la responsabilidad contractual o la extracontractual, coexistiendo ambas en nuestro ordenamiento jurídico y resultando en ocasiones complicado discernir la frontera entre una y otra.

  17. Sexuality in Irish women with gynecologic cancer.

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    Cleary, Vicki; Hegarty, Josephine; McCarthy, Geraldine

    2011-03-01

    To investigate sexual self-concept, sexual relationships, and sexual functioning, and the relationship between these and certain demographic variables of Irish women, following a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer. Descriptive, correlational. Outpatient gynecologic oncology clinic in a large university hospital in Southern Ireland. 106 women with a diagnosis of and treatment for various gynecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, endometrial, and vulvar). The Body Image Scale, Sexual Esteem Scale, and Sexual Self-Schema Scale were administered to women a minimum of six weeks postdiagnosis of any form of gynecologic cancer to measure sexual self-concept; the Intimate Relationships Scale to measure sexual relationships; and the Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale to measure sexual functioning. Sexual self-concept, body image, sexual esteem, sexual self-schema, sexual relationships, and sexual functioning. Participants reported negative changes in relation to their sexual self-concept, sexual relationships, and sexual functioning. Participants reported negative changes in relation to all stages of the sexual response cycle. Gynecologic cancer has the potential to negatively affect a woman's sexual self-concept, sexual relationships, and sexual functioning. Sexuality is a multidimensional construct and must be measured in this way. Healthcare professionals must use a holistic approach when providing information and support to patients with gynecologic cancer. Information must be provided to women on how cancer and its treatment has the potential to affect their sexual self-concept, sexual relationships, and sexual functioning, including information on how to overcome these alterations.

  18. [Impact of aging on sexuality].

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    Degauquier, C; Absil, A-S; Psalti, I; Meuris, S; Jurysta, F

    2012-01-01

    Numerous authors on sexual behaviors have studied the link between the persistence of a sexually active life and progressive aging. The knowledge of sexual health in the elderly has shown that biological sexual aging is extremely diverse and heterogeneous in men as well as in women, and contradicts the stereotype of age that would inevitably alter the sexual biological response in each human. Sexual diseases (lubrication, dyspareunia, erectile dysfunction, inability to achieve orgasm) and diseases of aging that impact sexual function have a growing incidence but don't never touch 100% of individuals. There is a decline in sexual interest correlated with the life-span, but the negative effects of age on desire are related to health problems. Moreover, sexual desire is more correlated with personal attitudes toward sexuality than with biological factors and diseases. Several predictors account for the pursuit of an active sexuality (including the presence of a partner, good health, having good sexual self-esteem, enjoyable past experience, an attitude that values the importance of sex in couple relationship), but the most decisive factor to successfully face the specific markers of aging is the ability to adapt to a more sensory sexuality, less focused on performance and coitus.

  19. Trabajo sexual y derecho al trabajo

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    Laura Agustín

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Desde los años 70 existe un movimiento social que condena la estigmatización y criminalización del intercambio de sexo y dinero. El movimiento está basado en un concepto de derechos de las personas que venden servicios sexuales, porque son ellas, y no los compradores, quienes han estado – hasta hace poco – persiguidas en todos lados del mundo. La persecución viene tanto de las fuerzas del órden público que quieren encarcelarles como de bienpensantes que quieren rescatarles. Entre los dos, y las leyes que les ningunean, los trabajadores del sexo no viven en paz: sobre todos las mujeres y los y las transgéneros y transexuales.

  20. Cidadania Sexual: Postulado Interpretativo da Igualdade / Sexual Citizenship: An Interpretive Principle of Equality

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    Adilson José Moreira

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Este artigo desenvolve uma sistematização do conceito de cidadania sexual presente na jurisprudência brasileira sobre uniões entre pessoas do mesmo sexo. Este princípio tem sido utilizado por nossos tribunais como um parâmetro substantivo de controle de constitucionalidade, mas nunca recebeu uma formulação adequada. A ausência de uma definição clara desse postulado normativo cuja importância transcende a discussão sobre o acesso a direitos matrimoniais justifica o presente esforço intelectual. Pensamos que ele pode operar como um contraponto à atual mobilização política contrária ao tratamento igualitário de minorias sexuais, movimento que procura reverter as conquistas alcançadas por esses grupos nas últimas décadas. Este trabalho examina a noção de cidadania sexual a partir de desenvolvimentos teóricos na área de direito constitucional e da ciência política, bem como na jurisprudência de tribunais nacionais e estrangeiros sobre direitos de minorias sexuais. Mais do que um simples recurso retórico, o conceito sob análise identifica uma forma de pertencimento bastante relevante nas sociedades contemporâneas, mas cuja significação é obscurecida em função da compreensão da cidadania como um mero status jurídico e político. Palavras-chave: Cidadania; Sexualidade; Identidade; Igualdade.   Abstract: This article provides an overview of the concept of sexual citizenship present in many Brazilian court decisions about same-sex unions. This principle has been used by our courts as a substantive parameter of judicial review, but has not yet received an adequate formulation. The absence of a clear definition of this normative parameter justifies this intellectual endeavor because its relevance transcends the discussions about access to spousal rights. We think that it can operate as a counterpoint to the current political mobilization around the legal status of sexual minorities, a movement that seeks to

  1. Deconstructing sexual orientation: understanding the phenomena of sexual orientation.

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    Stein, T S

    1997-01-01

    The very terms of a debate about whether or not sexual orientation is primarily a biological phenomenon fail to consider the complex origins of the phenomenon. Deconstruction of the term "homosexuality" shows that it refers to multiple factors which cannot be studied as or subsumed under a unitary concept. Adequate understanding of sexual orientation must consider the developmental, interpersonal, experiential, and cultural dimensions of sexuality, as well as any biological contributions to sexual attraction, behavior, and identity.

  2. Sexism, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: Toward Conceptual Clarity

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    2007-01-01

    of which are defined legally. The quid pro quo type is the easiest to identify and although frequencies are low, it is the most likely one to be...SEXISM, SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT: TOWARD CONCEPTUAL CLARITY Dr. Richard Harris Department of Social Work and Center for Policy...00-2007 to 00-00-2007 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Sexism, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: Toward Conceptual Clarity 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT

  3. Gender, Religiosity, Sexual Activity, Sexual Knowledge, and Attitudes Toward Controversial Aspects of Sexuality.

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    Sümer, Zeynep Hatipoğlu

    2015-12-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the role of gender, religiosity, sexual activity, and sexual knowledge in predicting attitudes toward controversial aspects of sexuality among Turkish university students. Participants were 162 female and 135 male undergraduate students who were recruited on a volunteer basis from an urban state university in Turkey. The SKAT-A Attitude Scale along with background information form, sexual activities inventory, and sexual knowledge scale were administered to the participants. Simultaneous multiple regression analyses revealed that religiosity, particularly attendance to religious services was the most significant predictor in explaining university students' attitudes toward masturbation, abortion, homosexuality, pornography, and sexual coercion.

  4. Acoso sexual en el trabajo en la Administración Pública

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    Fernando Mansilla Izquierdo

    Full Text Available Introducción: Se ha definido el acoso sexual como cualquier comportamiento sexual verbal, no verbal o físico no deseado que atente contra la dignidad de una persona y crea un entorno intimidatorio, humillante u ofensivo. Se trata de una conducta inesperada, inaceptable y ofensiva. Objetivo: Explorar las características del acoso sexual en la administración pública y sus consecuencias. Método: La muestra del presente estudio descriptivo ha estado formada por empleados públicos de las Administraciones: Local, Autonómica y Estatal. Se les aplicaron el Cuestionario Sociodemográfico y un Cuestionario de Acoso Sexual y a aquellos que puntuaron de forma positiva en el cuestionario de acoso sexual se realizó una entrevista y se les administraron un Cuestionario de Consecuencias del Acoso Sexual, el Inventario de Depresión Beck y el Cuestionario de Ansiedad Estado/Rasgo (STAI. La aplicación de los instrumentos empleados se realizó de forma individual. Resultados: Las características demográficas de la muestra que participó en el estudio dan como resultado que el perfil de la acosada sexualmente es una mujer de entre 20 y 40 años, soltera o separada, con formación de bachiller/FP o diplomatura y auxiliar administrativa. No se han encontrado diferencias significativas en el porcentaje de acosados sexuales entre las distintas Administraciones Local, Autonómica y Estatal. El 2 % de las trabajadoras fueron víctimas de acoso sexual. Todas las trabajadoras que han sufrido acoso sexual han estado en tratamiento psicoterapéutico o farmacológico. Manifiestan puntuaciones altas tanto en sintomatología ansiosa como en sintomatología depresiva.

  5. Sexual Self-Concept and Sexual Risk-Taking.

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    Breakwell, Glynis M.; Millward, Lynne J.

    1997-01-01

    Presents data from a survey of randomly selected adolescents (N=474) which examined differences between male and female sexual identities. Results indicate two main dimensions in male sexual self-concept: socioemotional and the relational. Female sexual self-concept revolved around concerns with assertiveness, such as controlling when sex occurs.…

  6. Sexual networks and social capital: multiple and concurrent sexual ...

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    Multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships (MCP) are prevalent in southern Africa and have been identified as a primary cause of high HIV prevalence in this region. Sexual liaisons with multiple partners serve to increase the size and diversity of an individual's sexual — and social — network and therefore to increase their ...

  7. Perceptions of female sexual health and sexual dysfunction in a ...

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    Questions asked ranged from sexual activity in the preceding 6 months, menopausal status, if they thought they had sexual dysfunction to their willingness to discuss an FSD with a sexual health physician if they had access to one. Results: Over 50% (n=28) of the respondents had an idea about what FSD was before the ...

  8. Sexual concerns and sexual counseling in heart failure.

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    Medina, M.; Walker, C.; Steinke, E.E.; Wright, D.W.; Mosack, V.; Farhoud, M.H.

    2009-01-01

    Patients with heart failure (HF) face significant challenges in maintaining quality of life (QOL), particularly for sexual intimacy. Although recommended for all cardiac patients, it has been suggested that few HF patients receive sexual counseling. This study explored sexual counseling needs,

  9. Sexual Dysfunction 1 - Sexual sequelae of general medical disorders

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    Basson, Rosemary; Schultz, Willibrord Weijmar

    2007-01-01

    That sexual symptoms can signal serious underlying disease confirms the importance of sexual enquiry as an integral component of medical assessment. Data on sexual function are sparse in some medical specialties. However, increased scientific understanding of the central and peripheral physiology of

  10. Estudo endócrino reprodutivo e do comportamento sócio-sexual de sagui-de-tufo-preto (Callithrix penicillata mantido em cativeiro

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    Manuela Gonçalves Fraga Geronymo Sgai

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A comunicação do estado reprodutivo nos primatas da família Callithrichidae, depende principalmente dos comportamentos sócio-sexuais como um sistema de sinalização primário, uma vez que nestas espécies a ovulação não é percebida pelos machos. Neste trabalho, os padrões de comportamentos sócio-sexuais foram analisados em conjunto com as concentrações de metabólitos fecais dos esteróides sexuais progesterona (MFP, estradiol (MFE e testosterona (MFT em casais cativos de Sagüi-de-tufos-pretos (Callithrix penicillata, nas diferentes fases do ciclo ovariano. O grupo estudado era composto por quarto casais adultos, mantidos no Centro de Reabilitação de Animais Selvagens da prefeitura de São Paulo. Os padrões comportamentais foram registrados pelo método de amostragem focal por intervalo de tempo a cada 30 segundos, cinco vezes por semana, totalizando 14.400 registros por animal. A mensuração das concentrações de metabólitos fecais dos esteroides sexuais foram realizados pelo método de enzima imunoensaio (EIE. Os resultados obtidos dessas concentrações possibilitaram a determinação endócrina das fases do ciclo ovariano (folicular e luteal e de suas respectivas durações, assim como a determinação da fase periovulatória. Foram caracterizados 31 ciclos ovarianos completos, com duração de 24,3±4,1 dias (média ±DP, sendo que a fase folicular compreendeu 13,04±4,8dias e a fase lútea 11,2±4,2 dias. Os comportamentos sócio-sexuais (marcação por cheiro, cheirar genitália, catação e apresentação sexual e a variável "proximidade" mostraram-se significativamente mais prevalentes na fase periovulatória do que nas demais fases do ciclo. Não houve alteração das concentrações de MFT dos machos ao longo de todo o período estudado. A análise conjunta das concentrações de metabólitos fecais de esteróides sexuais e dos comportamentos sócio-sexuais possibilitou um melhor entendimento das relações end

  11. Sexual offences in Denmark

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    Heinskou, Marie Bruvik; Schierff, Laura Marie; Ejbye-Ernst, Peter

    addresses the question of a dark figure of crime as well as a supposed hidden population of male victims and is consequently developed as a two-stage survey project. The population of interest is men and women above the age of 18 who potentially are victims of sexual offences. The analysis will initially......During the last years, the question of whether or not Denmark suffers from an increasing culture of violation mirroring incidents of rape and sexual coercion has been a hot topic. Thus, the low number of convictions and the complexities of the reported cases has brought about questions...... rape cases has been questioned. The aim of the paper is to present the actual prevalence of sexual offences in Denmark and to investigate the various forms of offenses and their distributions among men as well as women. Thus, this paper work with a conceptualization of rape having both men and women...

  12. Talking Gender and Sexuality

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    This edited volume brings together scholars from psychology, linguistics, sociology and communication science to investigate how performative notions of gender and sexuality can be fruitfully explored with the rich set of tools that have been developed by conversation analysis and discursive...... psychology for analysing everyday practical language use, agency and identity in talk. Contributors re-examine the foundations of earlier research on gender in spoken interaction, critically appraise this research to see if and how it 'translates' successfully into the study of sexuality in talk, and promote...... innovative alternatives that integrate the insights of recent feminist and queer theory with qualitative studies of talk and conversation. Detailed empirical analyses of naturally occurring talk are used to uncover how gender and sexual identities, agencies and desires are contingently accomplished...

  13. Sexual violence in the media

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    Judith Matloff

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Reporting on sexual violence is a challenge even for seasoned war journalists. How should correspondents, news editors and producers report the impact of sexual violence on individuals and communities without causing further distress or danger?

  14. Sexual violence in the media

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    Judith Matloff

    2007-01-01

    Reporting on sexual violence is a challenge even for seasoned war journalists. How should correspondents, news editors and producers report the impact of sexual violence on individuals and communities without causing further distress or danger?

  15. Sexual Patterns at Different Ages

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    Kaplan, Helen S.; Sager, Clifford J.

    1971-01-01

    When not understood as normal consequences of growth and aging, sexual fluctuations can be the source of personal and marital distress. Discussed are sexual behavior norms as they change from infancy to old age. (Author/CJ)

  16. Sexual Health Issues in Men

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    Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and prostate surgery may affect a man’s sexual function, lower libido, and make it difficult to get an erection. Learn how to manage and treat these sexual problems, during cancer treatment.

  17. Sexual Health Issues in Women

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    Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiation may cause sexual problems in women. Conditions may include vaginal dryness, vaginal stenosis, and vaginal atrophy. Learn how to manage and treat these sexual problems.

  18. Correlación entre homofobia y racismo en estudiantes de medicina

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    Adalberto Campo-Arias

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la correlación entre homofobia y racismo en estudiantes de medicina de Bucaramanga (Colombia. Se realizó un estudio transversal que incluyó a estudiantes mayores de 18 años. La actitud hacia homosexuales (homofobia o prejuicio sexual se midió con la Escala de Homofobia (EHF y la actitud hacia afrocolombianos (el racismo o la discriminación racial, con una versión en español de la Escala de Racismo Moderno (MRS. La asociación entre homofobia y racismo se calculó con los coeficientes de Pearson (r y Spearman (rs. Un grupo de 334 estudiantes aceptó participar. La media para la edad fue 20,1 años (DE=1,9, 59,0 % eran mujeres. El alfa de Cronbach fue 0,78 para la EHF y 0,62 para la MRS. Las puntuaciones en la EHF fueron entre 7 y 34 (media=17,8; SD=5,4 y en la MRS, entre 0 y 34 (media=13,8; SD=5,2. El coeficiente r fue 0,35 (p<0,001 y rs, 0,34 (p<0,001. Se concluye que existe correlación positiva entre estas formas de prejuicio (la homofobia y el racismo en estudiantes de medicina de Bucaramanga. Se necesita una intervención para reducir los prejuicios en los estudiantes de medicina.

  19. Influencia del género y del sexo en las actitudes sexuales de estudiantes universitarios españoles

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    Elisa Larrañaga

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Los jóvenes son un grupo de especial importancia en la prevención de la salud sexual, lo que lleva a que resulte de interés el análisis de los factores que determinan la conducta sexual. El propósito de este trabajo fue estudiar la relación entre el género y la sexualidad. Concretamente, el objetivo ha sido analizar la relación entre el machismo y los mitos románticos con las actitudes sexuales. Se ha empleado un cuestionario autoadministrado que consta de tres escalas, Double Standard Scale, Escala de Mitos Románticos y Escala de Actitudes Sexuales, a 262 estudiantes de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (España. Los datos fueron recogidos durante el curso 2011-2012. Hemos aplicado análisis univariantes para conocer las relaciones entre las variables. Los resultados indican que las actitudes sexuales están vinculadas con el machismo y los mitos románticos. En futuros programas de intervención y de educación sexual es necesario considerar la variable de género.

  20. Beyond Sexual Orientation: Integrating Gender/Sex and Diverse Sexualities via Sexual Configurations Theory.

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    van Anders, Sari M

    2015-07-01

    Sexual orientation typically describes people's sexual attractions or desires based on their sex relative to that of a target. Despite its utility, it has been critiqued in part because it fails to account for non-biological gender-related factors, partnered sexualities unrelated to gender or sex, or potential divergences between love and lust. In this article, I propose Sexual Configurations Theory (SCT) as a testable, empirically grounded framework for understanding diverse partnered sexualities, separate from solitary sexualities. I focus on and provide models of two parameters of partnered sexuality--gender/sex and partner number. SCT also delineates individual gender/sex. I discuss a sexual diversity lens as a way to study the particularities and generalities of diverse sexualities without privileging either. I also discuss how sexual identities, orientations, and statuses that are typically seen as misaligned or aligned are more meaningfully conceptualized as branched or co-incident. I map out some existing identities using SCT and detail its applied implications for health and counseling work. I highlight its importance for sexuality in terms of measurement and social neuroendocrinology, and the ways it may be useful for self-knowledge and feminist and queer empowerment and alliance building. I also make a case that SCT changes existing understandings and conceptualizations of sexuality in constructive and generative ways informed by both biology and culture, and that it is a potential starting point for sexual diversity studies and research.

  1. Crowdsourcing Sexual Objectification

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    Carissima Mathen

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the criminal offence of the non-consensual distribution of intimate images (what some call “revenge porn”. Focussing on the debate currently underway in Canada, it notes that such an offence would fill a grey area in that country’s criminal law. Arguing, more broadly, that the criminal law has an important expressive function, the paper posits that the offence targets the same general type of wrongdoing—sexual objectification—that undergirds sexual assault. While not all objectification merits criminal sanction, the paper explains why the non-consensual distribution of intimate images does and why a specific offence is legitimate.

  2. [Migrant adolescents and sexuality].

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    Renteria, Saira-Christine

    2012-06-13

    Besides its emotional, hormonal and physical components, sexuality has also an important social function. Analyzing these interactions in immigrant adolescents who are challenged at the same time by developmental changes and modified cultural and social rules--especially if they differ from the rules assimilated during childhood--might help professionals to access better comprehension. Personal experience, individual and external resources, whether they are family oriented or professional, are prone to influence on behavior, perception and outcome related to sexual health. The subject is discussed on the base of scientific literature and medical practice.

  3. Crippling Sexual Justice

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    Stormhøj, Christel

    2015-01-01

    Exploring homosexuals' citizenship in Denmark from a justice perspective, this article critically interrogates society's supposed gay-friendliness by asking how far it has moved in achieving sexual justice, and inquiring into the gains and pains of the existing modes of achieving this end...... and representation within family law, civil society, and in the labour market. In conclusion, I suggest the possibility of different evaluations of the level of sexual justice reached, a mainly positive, partially negative one. Additionally, I discuss the gains and pains of the existing normalizing politics....

  4. Sexual Harassment: A problem unresolved!

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    N Vanishree; V Chaithra; Amandeep Pabbla

    2013-01-01

    Sexual harassment is a highly prevalent form of gender-based discrimination and sexual exploitation in the workplace and academic environment. In the dental field, there are a few studies regarding sexual harassment among the patients, professors and claims of their students. There is a silence of consent surrounding sexual harassment. It is clearly an issue about which the practicing dentists need to be informed in order to provide knowledgeable assessment and treatment for all patients. Den...

  5. Sadistic Sexual Assault Case Study

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    Alghffar EA; Said AA

    2017-01-01

    Sexual sadism disorder is the condition of experiencing sexual arousal in response to the extreme pain, suffering or humiliation of others [1]. Several other terms have been used to describe the condition, and the condition may overlap with other conditions that involve inflicting pain. It is distinct from situations in which consenting individuals use mild or simulated pain or humiliation for sexual excitement [4]. Sexual sadism disorder has been found to be potentially dangerous if paired w...

  6. Sexual Arousal and Sexually Explicit Media (SEM): Comparing Patterns of Sexual Arousal to SEM and Sexual Self-Evaluations and Satisfaction Across Gender and Sexual Orientation.

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    Hald, Gert Martin; Stulhofer, Aleksandar; Lange, Theis

    2018-03-01

    Investigations of patterns of sexual arousal to certain groups of sexually explicit media (SEM) in the general population in non-laboratory settings are rare. Such knowledge could be important to understand more about the relative specificity of sexual arousal in different SEM users. (i) To investigate whether sexual arousal to non-mainstream vs mainstream SEM contents could be categorized across gender and sexual orientation, (ii) to compare levels of SEM-induced sexual arousal, sexual satisfaction, and self-evaluated sexual interests and fantasies between non-mainstream and mainstream SEM groups, and (iii) to explore the validity and predictive accuracy of the Non-Mainstream Pornography Arousal Scale (NPAS). Online cross-sectional survey of 2,035 regular SEM users in Croatia. Patterns of sexual arousal to 27 different SEM themes, sexual satisfaction, and self-evaluations of sexual interests and sexual fantasies. Groups characterized by sexual arousal to non-mainstream SEM could be identified across gender and sexual orientation. These non-mainstream SEM groups reported more SEM use and higher average levels of sexual arousal across the 27 SEM themes assessed compared with mainstream SEM groups. Only few differences were found between non-mainstream and mainstream SEM groups in self-evaluative judgements of sexual interests, sexual fantasies, and sexual satisfaction. The internal validity and predictive accuracy of the NPAS was good across most user groups investigated. The findings suggest that in classified non-mainstream SEM groups, patterns of sexual arousal might be less fixated and category specific than previously assumed. Further, these groups are not more judgmental of their SEM-related sexual arousal patterns than groups characterized by patterns of sexual arousal to more mainstream SEM content. Moreover, accurate identification of non-mainstream SEM group membership is generally possible across gender and sexual orientation using the NPAS. Hald GM

  7. Sexual Fears and Avoidant Sexual Behavior in Medical Students.

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    Popov, Stefan P; Mateva, Nonka G; Iliev, Yanko T; Dechev, Ivan D; Karalilova, Rositsa V

    2015-01-01

    Sexual fears, sometimes in the form of phobias, lead to aversive or sexually avoidant behavior blocking sexual closeness and resulting in deep personal and interpersonal distress. To determine the types of sexual fears and aversive behavior in young people of reproductive age (students) and their degree of markedness as to encourage a further implementation of prevention programs and interventions. The study included 116 fifth-year medical students in Plovdiv Medical University. Of these, 55 men and 61 women were assessed with the Sexual Aversion Scale, a 30-item self-rating questionnaire. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria of sexual aversion were used. The statistical analyses used were descriptive statistics and independent samples t-test. Sexual fears and aversive or blocking behavior are mild to moderate, mean score of 1.54 ± 0.04, without statistically significant gender differences. Both sexes have established fear-related sexual aversive motives of sexual behavior related to the risk of unwanted pregnancy and HIV infection. Women have significantly higher average scores for the following statements: fear of sexual intercourse (1.61 vs 1.25), avoidance of situations in which they may be involved sexually (1.95 vs 1.51), avoidance of genital sexual contact (1.44 vs 1.16), fear of catching a sexually transmitted disease (2.46 vs 2.09 ), fear of pregnancy (2.61 vs 2.15) and concerns what other people think of them (2.34 vs 1.93 ). Sexual fears and aversive or blocking behavior were mild to moderate. In both sexes similar fears--aversive or blocking patterns of sexual behavior were found, mainly associated with the fear of unwanted pregnancy and the risk of HIV infection, more expressed in women.

  8. Sexually transmitted infections associated with vulvovaginal symptoms in adolescents denying sexual activity Infecciones de transmisión sexual asociadas a síntomas vulvovaginales en adolescentes que niegan vida sexual activa

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical, laboratory and ultrasonographic evidence of a probable sexually transmitted infection associated with vulvovaginal symptoms in adolescents denying sexual activity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The medical records of female adolescents, aged 10-18 years were reviewed. These women received first-time medical care for vulvovaginitis, between 1995 and 1999 at Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, (Children's Hospital. Comparisons between groups were performed, as appropriate, by the unpaired Student's t-test, the Z test or the chi-square test; statistically significant differences were set at a two-tailed pOBJETIVO: Identificar datos clínicos, de laboratorio y ultrasonográficos que permitan el diagnóstico de una infección de transmisión sexual asociada a síntomas vulvovaginales en las pacientes adolescentes que niegan vida sexual activa. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se revisaron los expedientes de las adolescentes de 10 a 18 años de edad que requirieron atención médica de primera vez por vulvovaginitis entre 1995 y 1999 en el Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez. Las comparaciones entre grupos se llevaron a cabo con la prueba t de Student, la prueba de Z, o la de ji-cuadrada. Se utilizó un valor de p<0.05 para establecer diferencias estadísticamente significativas. Se calcularon razones de momios con intervalos de confianza de 95%. RESULTADOS: De 258 adolescentes, en 53 (20.5% se identificó un microrganismo de transmisión sexual y 52 de ellas negaron tener vida sexual activa. No hubo diferencias estadísticas entre los dos grupos de adolescentes en cuanto a la edad, los años de estudio, el nivel socioeconómico, la maduración sexual y la presencia de menarquia. El dolor abdominal en los cuadrantes inferiores, la coloración anormal de la secreción vaginal, un cultivo urinario positivo y un estudio ultrasonográfico abdominal compatible con enfermedad pélvica inflamatoria estuvieron asociados con

  9. Research in Human Sexuality Education

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    Carmichael, Joan; And Others

    1977-01-01

    Medical students' attitudes towards concepts in sexuality before and after a five-day sexuality course were tested at the University of Miami School of Medicine and evaluated with Osgood's Semantic Differential. Concepts rated were "my sexuality,""masturbation,""homosexuality," and "my role in understanding…

  10. Determinants of Aged Female Sexuality.

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    Hoyt, Les Leanne

    Older women (N=50) were asked a series of questions about reference groups, sex roles, sexuality, sexual desire at different stages in the life cycle, appropriateness of certain types of sexual behavior, adjustment to aging, life satisfaction, organizational activities, and male/female interaction. Quantitative and qualitative data provided the…

  11. Sexual Intimacy in Dating Relationships

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    Peplau, Letitia Anne; And Others

    1977-01-01

    The patterning of sexual interaction in male-female dyads and the links between sexual behavior and emotional intimacy were investigated as part of a two-year study of college dating couples. Traditional sexual role playing was found to be common. (Author/AM)

  12. The "Right" Sexuality for Girls

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    Lamb, Sharon

    2008-01-01

    Feminist researchers in psychology and education have been theorizing about the kind of sexuality girls ought to have. They are not afraid to investigate morality and what makes a good life. While they explore the meaning and cultural context of girls' sexual development, the good sexual life they describe may be an elusive ideal that, in the end,…

  13. Sexuality Education as a Ministry

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    Davis, Melanie J.

    2011-01-01

    The author describes her development from being her religious congregation's sexuality educator to completing doctoral studies and finding her place in the professional sexuality education community. She equates sexuality education to a ministry that reaches out to those in need of knowledge.

  14. [Physiology and physiopathology of sexuality].

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    Cuzin, Béatrice

    2016-01-01

    From desire to orgasm, sexuality, in women and men, is underpinned by a complex organic, psychological and emotional function. Sexual dysfunction encompasses diverse aetiologies, including chronic diseases and iatrogenesis resulting from medication or surgery. The effects of a chronic disease can have an impact on all phases of the sexual response. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  15. Sexual activity of Polish adults

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    Beata Pastwa-Wojciechowska

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim. The purpose of this research was to explore the subject of sexual activity in the Polish population, with special focus on age and gender differences, and sexual infidelity. Sexual activity is one of the basic factors in initiating and maintaining relationships. On the one hand, sexual activity enables us to meet natural needs and maintain an intimate relationship with another human being; on the other, it may allow us to overcome loneliness and social isolation by providing the opportunity to express feelings of closeness and unity. Material and method. The research was conducted on a representative group of 3,200 Poles aged between 15–49, with the support of a well-known Polish research company – TNS OBOP. Face-to-face and Pencil and Paper (PAPI interviews were carried out. Results. The results focus on two main issues: the age and motives of sexual initiation among teenagers (with a significant percentage starting their sexual activity at the age of 15, and the quality of the sexual lives of adults (average number of sexual partners, sexual infidelity and sexual satisfaction. Conclusion. There is dependence between the type of relationship and the performance or non-performance of sexual activity, as well as the quality of the relationship. Among both adolescents and adults, remaining in a stable relationship (partnership or marriage promotes loyalty. The performance of sexual goals turns out to be an important mechanism regulating the interpersonal aspects of a relationship, influencing their perception and evaluation.

  16. Sexuality, intimacy, and gynecological cancer

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    Weijmar Schultz, W.C.M.; van de Wiel, H.B.M.

    2003-01-01

    On a psychological level, not all changes in sexual functioning following gynecological cancer treatment automatically lead to sexual problems or dysfunctions. Whether sexual dissatisfaction occurs will also depend on personal factors, social factors, and the context in which these negative changes

  17. Conversas sobre sexualidade na família e gravidez na adolescência: a percepção dos pais Talking about sexuality in the family and pregnancy of adolescent girls: the parents' perception

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    Ana Cristina Garcia Dias

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se a percepção sobre dificuldades informativas e comunicativas em conversas sobre sexualidade com as filhas. Entrevistou-se quatro casais e cinco mães, envolvendo oito famílias com filhas adolescentes grávidas, pertencentes à classe média baixa. Na análise, seguiram-se os três passos reflexivos da Psicologia Fenomenológica: descrição, que indica o modo de compreensão do tema em foco; redução, que especifica criticamente o modo de compreensão e sua relação com a concretude da situação; e interpretação, que explora novas possibilidades para compreensão, explicação e intervenção. Interpretou-se que os pais encontravam-se confusos em relação aos valores relacionados à sexualidade das jovens e também em relação ao seu papel na educação sexual. A informação era ambígua desde que os pais não tinham clareza dos valores que pretendiam transmitir aos filhos. Por conseguinte, a comunicação não se estabelecia pela ambigüidade associada à re-significação da experiência sexual dos pais diante das vivências das filhas, e das transformações de valores da atualidade. Os pais percebiam adequadamente o que estava acontecendo com a vida sexual das filhas mas não conseguiam meios expressivos efetivos para orientação 1 por estimarem equivocadamente o conhecimento das filhas sobre anticoncepcionais; 2 por tentarem postergar a iniciação sexual das filhas; e 3 por não se considerarem aptos para falar de sexualidade e de métodos anticoncepcionais.The aim of this study was to understand the parents' perception of pregnant adolescents, taking as evidence their perception about the conversations established in the family context about sexuality. Thirteen semi-structured interviews with nine mothers and four fathers, coming from low middle class, were conducted. The interviews were analyzed and interpreted according to three phenomenological reflexive steps: description, that indicates the way of comprehension

  18. Attachment insecurities and women's sexual function and satisfaction: the mediating roles of sexual self-esteem, sexual anxiety, and sexual assertiveness.

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    Brassard, Audrey; Dupuy, Emmanuelle; Bergeron, Sophie; Shaver, Phillip R

    2015-01-01

    We examined the potential role of three mediators--sexual self-esteem, sexual anxiety, and sexual assertiveness--of the association between romantic attachment insecurities (anxiety and avoidance) and two aspects of women's sexual functioning: sexual function and sexual satisfaction. A sample of 556 women aged 18 to 30 agreed to complete an online series of validated questionnaires assessing attachment insecurities and several aspects of sexual functioning. Lower sexual self-esteem and higher sexual anxiety mediated the associations between attachment anxiety and lower sexual function and satisfaction. Lower sexual self-esteem and higher sexual anxiety also partially mediated the links between attachment-related avoidance and the two sexual functioning variables. Sexual assertiveness, however, did not mediate these associations. A significant interaction between attachment anxiety and avoidance was also found to predict sexual satisfaction, with women high in avoidance and low in anxiety being the least satisfied. Results are discussed in terms of theoretical and clinical implications.

  19. Antipsychotics and Sexual Dysfunction: Sexual Dysfunction - Part III

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    Anil Kumar Mysore Nagaraj

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Satisfying sexual experience is an essential part of a healthy and enjoyable life for most people. Antipsychotic drugs are among the various factors that affect optimal sexual functioning. Both conventional and novel antipsychotics are associated with significant sexual side effects. This review has presented various studies comparing different antipsychotic drugs. Dopamine antagonism, increased serum prolactin, serotonergic, adrenergic and cholinergic mechanisms are all proposed to be the mechanisms for sexual dysfunction. Drug treatment for this has not given satisfactory long-term results. Knowledge of the receptor pharmacology of an individual antipsychotic will help to determine whether it is more or less likely to cause sexual side effects and its management.

  20. Sexual learning, sexual experience, and healthy adolescent sex.

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    Fortenberry, J Dennis

    2014-01-01

    This chapter is organized around the question "How do adolescents learn to have healthy sex?" The chapter assumes that sexual learning derives from a broad range of both informal and formal sources that contribute to learning within the context of neurocognitive brain systems that modulate sexual motivations and self-regulation. The overall objective is to consider how adolescents become sexually functional and healthy and to provide a conceptual basis for expansion of sexual learning to better support healthy sexual functioning. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Respuesta sexual en mujeres de edad mediana trabajadoras de la salud Sexual response in mean age health workers women

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    Yaquelín González Ricardo

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la incorporación al trabajo insertado y el escenario laboral son factores sociales implicados en la función sexual de la mujer en etapa reproductiva, sin embargo, sus significados no están bien establecidos en la mujer en etapa de climaterio. Objetivo: identificar algunos aspectos relativos a la respuesta sexual en mujeres de edad mediana que laboran en centros de salud de Ciudad de la Habana. Métodos: estudio descriptivo transversal que consistió en entrevistar a las 59 mujeres de edad mediana que respondieron a la convocatoria de participar en el estudio, todas trabajadoras de 2 centros asistenciales del sector salud del municipio San Miguel del Padrón, en Ciudad de La Habana, y todas con edades entre 38 y 59 años y con pareja sexual estable. Se empleó una encuesta autoadministrada para explorar aspectos sociodemográficos, y cambios en la respuesta sexual (deseo, excitación y orgasmo en los últimos 6 meses. Como variables a controlar se utilizaron: la edad actual, la etapa de climaterio, las características de las relaciones de pareja y la sobrecarga de género. Se emplearon estadígrafos descriptivos y ANOVA para establecer diferencias entre grupos (valor de pIntroduction: to be incorporated into work and the working environment are social factors involved in sexual function of woman in reproductive stage, however, its meanings are not well established in the woman in climateric stage. Objective: our objective was to identify some features related to sexual response in mean age women working in health centers of Ciudad de La Habana. Methods: a cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted to interview 59 mean age women participant in such study working in two assistance centers of health sector from the San Miguel del Padrón municipality in Ciudad de La Habana aged between 38 and 59 and with a stable sexual partner. A self-administered opinion poll was used to explore the sociodemographic features and the

  2. Interoception and sexual response in women with low sexual desire

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    Velten, Julia

    2017-01-01

    Sexual concordance is defined as the association between genital response and self-reported sexual arousal. Though one might predict a strong association between sexual concordance and awareness of other internal physiological sensations (termed interoception), past research on sexually healthy women has not found these different domains to be related. The aim of the present study was to test the association between interoception and sexual concordance in a clinical sample of women with Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder (SIAD). Fifty-two women with SIAD completed the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA), a validated self-report measure of interoception, and completed a heart-beat accuracy test, an objective measure of interoception. They also participated in a laboratory-based assessment of physiological sexual arousal and self-reported sexual arousal while viewing an erotic film. Mental and physiological arousal were correlated at r = 0.27 (range -0.80 to 0.95). There was no significant association between sexual concordance and women’s heartrate awareness. However, five aspects of interoceptive awareness (noticing, emotional awareness, self-regulation, body-listening, and trusting), were predictive of lower, and one aspect (not-distracting) was predictive of higher sexual concordance. We discuss the findings in relation to the role of emotions and arousal states in the interoception-sexual concordance relationship. PMID:29020067

  3. Interoception and sexual response in women with low sexual desire.

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    Julia Velten

    Full Text Available Sexual concordance is defined as the association between genital response and self-reported sexual arousal. Though one might predict a strong association between sexual concordance and awareness of other internal physiological sensations (termed interoception, past research on sexually healthy women has not found these different domains to be related. The aim of the present study was to test the association between interoception and sexual concordance in a clinical sample of women with Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder (SIAD. Fifty-two women with SIAD completed the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA, a validated self-report measure of interoception, and completed a heart-beat accuracy test, an objective measure of interoception. They also participated in a laboratory-based assessment of physiological sexual arousal and self-reported sexual arousal while viewing an erotic film. Mental and physiological arousal were correlated at r = 0.27 (range -0.80 to 0.95. There was no significant association between sexual concordance and women's heartrate awareness. However, five aspects of interoceptive awareness (noticing, emotional awareness, self-regulation, body-listening, and trusting, were predictive of lower, and one aspect (not-distracting was predictive of higher sexual concordance. We discuss the findings in relation to the role of emotions and arousal states in the interoception-sexual concordance relationship.

  4. Personality Traits, Sexual Problems, and Sexual Orientation: An Empirical Study.

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    Peixoto, Maria Manuela; Nobre, Pedro

    2016-01-01

    Personality traits, namely neuroticism, have been suggested as vulnerability factors for the development and maintenance of sexual dysfunction in heterosexual samples. However, no evidence was found regarding homosexual samples. This study aimed to analyze the differences on personality traits between heterosexual and homosexual men and women with and without sexual problems. Participants were 285 individuals (142 men, 143 women) who completed a web-based survey. Participants answered the NEO Five-Factor Inventory, the Brief Symptomatology Inventory, and questions regarding sexual problems. The groups of men and women with and without sexual problems were matched for sociodemographic variables. A 2 (Group) × 2 (Sexual Orientation) multivariate analysis of covariance was conducted separately for each gender. Results indicated a significant main effect for group and for sexual orientation in male and female samples. Men with sexual problems scored higher on neuroticism, whereas women with sexual problems scored higher on neuroticism and lower on extraversion when compared with healthy controls, regardless of sexual orientation. In addition, gay men scored higher on neuroticism and lesbian women scored higher on conscientiousness compared with the heterosexual groups. The present findings emphasize the central role of neuroticism on sexual problems in both men and women regardless of sexual orientation.

  5. Sexual education, gender ideology, and youth sexual empowerment.

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    Grose, Rose Grace; Grabe, Shelly; Kohfeldt, Danielle

    2014-01-01

    Sexual education plays an essential role in preventing unplanned pregnancy and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). School-based sexual education programs, in particular, may be well positioned to address social factors that are empirically linked to negative sexual health outcomes, such as traditional social norms surrounding gender and sexuality. However, youth are seldom granted access to sexual education programs that explicitly address these issues. This study presents findings from a pretest-posttest survey of a sexual education program that did. It was designed for eighth graders (N=95) in the context of a school-community collaboration. The study assessed the links between several components of sexual empowerment, including gender ideology, sexual knowledge, and contraceptive beliefs. Findings link participation in the sexual education program to more progressive attitudes toward girls and women, less agreement with hegemonic masculinity ideology, and increases in sexual health and resource knowledge. Structural equation models suggest that traditional attitudes toward women were significantly related to hegemonic masculinity ideology among both boys and girls, which was in turn negatively related to safer contraceptive beliefs.

  6. The relationship between sexual selection and sexual conflict.

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    Kokko, Hanna; Jennions, Michael D

    2014-07-18

    Evolutionary conflicts of interest arise whenever genetically different individuals interact and their routes to fitness maximization differ. Sexual selection favors traits that increase an individual's competitiveness to acquire mates and fertilizations. Sexual conflict occurs if an individual of sex A's relative fitness would increase if it had a "tool" that could alter what an individual of sex B does (including the parental genes transferred), at a cost to B's fitness. This definition clarifies several issues: Conflict is very common and, although it extends outside traits under sexual selection, sexual selection is a ready source of sexual conflict. Sexual conflict and sexual selection should not be presented as alternative explanations for trait evolution. Conflict is closely linked to the concept of a lag load, which is context-dependent and sex-specific. This makes it possible to ask if one sex can "win." We expect higher population fitness if females win. Copyright © 2014 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; all rights reserved.

  7. About Military Sexual Trauma

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  8. Teen Sexual Health

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    During your teens you go through puberty and become sexually mature. If you're a girl, you develop breasts and begin to get your period. If you're a boy, your penis and testicles become larger. If you have sex, you could get pregnant or get someone pregnant. Whether you choose to have sex ...

  9. Female sexual dysfunction

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    Giraldi, Annamaria; Wåhlin-Jacobsen, Sarah

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    Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a controversial condition, which has prompted much debate regarding its aetiology, components, and even its existence. Our inability to work together as clinicians, psychologists, patients, and advocates hinders our understanding of FSD, and we will only improve...

  10. Female sexual arousal disorders

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    Giraldi, Annamaria; Rellini, Alessandra H.; Pfaus, James; Laan, Ellen

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    Definitions and terminology for female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) are currently being debated. While some authors have suggested that FSAD is more a subjective response rather than a genital response, others have suggested that desire and arousal disorders should be combined in one entity.

  11. Sexuality and Intellectual Disability

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    ... for loving and fulfilling relationships with others. Individual rights to sexuality, which is essential to human health and well-being, have been denied. This loss has negatively affected people with intellectual disabilities in gender identity, friendships, self-esteem, body image ...

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  13. Sexuality Following Radical Prostatectomy

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    Fode, Mikkel; Serefoglu, Ege C; Albersen, Maarten

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    incontinence in relation to sexual activity after surgery. This can present at the time of orgasm (ie, climacturia) or arise during arousal. In general, the problem subsides with time and pelvic floor training and tension penile loops can be used as treatments. Orgasmic disturbances after radical prostatectomy...

  14. Sexually transmitted diphtheria.

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    Berger, Anja; Lensing, Carmen; Konrad, Regina; Huber, Ingrid; Hogardt, Michael; Sing, Andreas

    2013-03-01

    Diphtheria is caused by diphtheria toxin-producing Corynebacterium species. While classical respiratory diphtheria is transmitted by droplets, cutaneous diphtheria often results from minor trauma. This report concerns the first case of sexually transmitted diphtheria in a patient with non-gonococcal urethritis after orogenital contact.

  15. Dealing with Sexual Harassment.

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    Advice is presented for managers who encounter sexual harassment problems. Three recommendations are offered: complainants can be helped to help themselves, such conflicts can be resolved through procedures designed to deal with all kinds of complaints, and the issue of power differences should be confronted. (MLW)

  16. Combating Sexual Assault

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    interpretation of non-verbal, behavioral, and social signals underlying telephone conversations, video chats, and smartphone behaviors. These and...B. (2014). Alcohol use, military sexual trauma, expectancies, and coping skills in women veterans presenting to primary care. Addictive Behavior...Olmsted, K., Brown, J., & Bray, R. (2011). Alcohol use and negative consequences among active duty military personnel. Addictive Behaviors, 36(6

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    students who perceived a lot of sexual harassment to be occurring at UNZA. ... form of social control by men to 'keep women in. 1 ... workplace and 20-30% of all college women have. 7 .... percentage (3%) did not indicate their answer and.

  18. Intralocus sexual conflict

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    van Doorn, G. Sander; Schlichting, CD; Mousseau, TA

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    Intralocus sexual conflict arises when there are sex-specific optima for a trait that is expressed in both sexes and when the constraint of a shared gene pool prevents males and females from reaching their optima independently. This situation may result in a negative intersexual correlation for

  19. Sexuality in Older Adults

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    ... and Sugar Substitutes Exercise and Fitness Exercise Basics Sports Safety Injury Rehabilitation Emotional Well-Being Mental Health Sex and Birth Control Sex and Sexuality Birth Control Family Health Infants and Toddlers Kids and Teens Pregnancy and Childbirth Women Men Seniors Your Health Resources ...

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  1. Sinergias entre Luxemburgo, ACNUR y Skype

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    Bertout, Antoine; Bourcy, Marc de; Faisal, Mohammad

    2011-01-01

    Una reciente asociación estratégica entre ACNUR, el Gobierno de Luxemburgo y el proveedor de software para comunicaciones Skype permite al personal de ACNUR en zonas de condiciones de vida difíciles mantenerse en contacto con sus familiares y amigos. Los socios evalúan de qué forma podría adaptarse la tecnología para otras organizaciones humanitarias.

  2. A desnecessidade do trabalho entre pescadores artesanais

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    Cristiano Wellington Norberto Ramalho

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available As relações socioculturais e econômicas, entre alguns grupos de pescadores artesanais, não colocam como entes antagônicos trabalho e tempo livre. Do contrário, tais relações celebram aproximações entre saber-fazer pesqueiro, lazer e vida, formando e conformando um todo societário. Inseridos nesse quadro, estão os pescadores artesanais do mar-de-fora da praia de Suape, no município do Cabo de Santo Agostinho, litoral sul de Pernambuco, distante 50 km de Recife. Este artigo busca desvelar a mencionada moral do trabalho e do tempo livre no fazer cotidiano de pescadores dessa Praia, com base na pesquisa etnográfica e na história de vida de 13 pescadores. No geral, identificou-se que há uma moral do trabalho que se confunde à moral do tempo livre, pois o cerceamento de uma delas representa limites à outra. Assim, para esses homens, definir o que é um ser liberto ou cativo liga-se ao encontro indissociável, em termos práticos e simbólicos, entre as referidas morais, o que é essencial para classificar o fazer-se pescador artesanal em seu sentido pleno fundamentado na desnecessidade do trabalho.

  3. Sexuality in the Older Adult.

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    Morton, Laura

    2017-09-01

    Sexuality is an important part of a person's life continuing into older age. Physiologic changes that occur with aging can affect sexual function and may be exacerbated by comorbid disease. To diagnose sexual dysfunction, providers must obtain a thorough history and physical examination, including psychosocial factors. The causes of sexual dysfunction along with patient preferences within the patient's social system serve as the foundation for developing person-centered strategies to address these concerns. To improve care of older adults with sexual concerns, providers should initiate discussions with, listen to, and work with patients to create a comprehensive management plan. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. [Eating disorders and sexual function].

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    Kravvariti, V; Gonidakis, Fr

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    Women suffering from eating disorders, present considerable retardation and difficulties in their psychosexual development during adolescence. This leads to primary or secondary insufficiencies in their adult sexual life. The cause of these difficulties seems to be a series of biological, family and psychosocial factors. The majority of the research findings indicate that eating disorders have a negative impact on the patient's sexual function. The factors related to eating disorders symptomatology that influence sexuality are various and differ among each eating disorder diagnostic categories. Considering anorexia nervosa, it has been reported that women have negative attitudes to sexual issues and their body. Their sexual motivation increases when they engage in psychotherapy and their body weight is gradually restored. Starvation and its consequences on the human physiology and especially on the brain function seem to be the main factor that leads to reduced sexual desire and scarce sexual activity. Moreover, personality traits that are common in patients suffering from anorexia nervosa such as compulsivity and rigidity are also related with difficulties initiating and retaining romantic and sexual relationships. Usually patients suffering from anorexia nervosa report impaired sexual behavior and lack of interest to engage in a sexual relationship. Considering Bulimia Nervosa, impulsivity and difficulties in emotion regulation that are common features of the individuals that suffer from bulimia nervosa are also related to impulsive and sometimes self-harming sexual behaviors. Moreover women sufferers often report repulsion, anger and shame towards their body and weight, mainly due to the distorted perception that they are fat and ugly. It is interesting that a number of research findings indicate that although patients suffering from bulimia nervosa are more sexually active and have more sexual experiences than patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, both

  5. O significado da educação sexual na relação pais/adolescentes

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    Trata-se de um estudo fundamentado na Sociologia Fenomenológica de Alfred Schütz, o qual teve como propósito compreender o típico da ação de pais e adolescentes frente à educação para a vida sexual. Os depoimentos obtidos por meio de entrevista fenomenológica permitiram a compreensão dos tipos vividos "pais que educam adolescentes para a vida sexual" e "adolescente que é educado para a vida sexual". A análise comparativa entre esses dois tipos constituídos possibilitou identificar a necessida...

  6. La violencia contra la mujer y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos

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    Violeta Bermúdez Valdivia

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo formula algunas reflexiones en torno a las intersecciones que existen entre la violencia contra la mujer y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos, desde un enfoque de derechos humanos. A tal efecto, analiza tres manifestaciones de violencia contra la mujer: la violencia sexual en el matrimonio, prácticas compulsivas de control reproductivo y la violación sexual como crimen de lesa humanidad. Todas ellas, implican una vulneración directa de sus derechos sexuales y reproductivos y proponen algunas experiencias positivas que pueden servir de pauta orientadora para el diseño de políticas públicas sobre la materia.

  7. Swing, o adultério consentido Swinging, adultery by consent

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    Full Text Available O trabalho tem como objetivo discutir questões referentes às relações afetivo-sexuais entre homens e mulheres na sociedade atual a partir da experiência de casais adeptos da prática do swing. Procura-se compreender as concepções nativas sobre casamento, sexualidade, infidelidade e, também, as regras de uma relação swinger. O swing cria um novo modelo de casamento? Ou reforça os modelos já existentes? Por meio da análise do discurso dos casais adeptos da troca sobre suas interações eróticas, busca-se compreender a forma como se articulam amor, sexo e prazer nesses relacionamentosThis research seeks to discuss issues related to the sexual-affective relationships between men and women in our society through the experience of couples who practice swinging. It considers especially the original conceptions of marriage, sexuality, infidelity, and also the rules of a swinger relationship. Does swinging create a new marriage model? Or, instead, does it reinforce pre-existing models? Through an analysis of the discourses of swinging couples about their erotic interactions, the paper examines how they articulate values such as love, sex, and pleasure in their relationships

  8. Sexual Anxiety and Eroticism Predict the Development of Sexual Problems in Youth With a History of Sexual Abuse

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    Youth with confirmed histories of sexual abuse (N = 118) were followed longitudinally to examine associations between their initial sexual reactions to abuse and subsequent sexual functioning. Participants were interviewed at abuse discovery (ages 8 through 15) and again 1 and 6 years later. Eroticism and sexual anxiety emerged as distinct indices of abuse-specific sexual reactions and predicted subsequent sexual functioning. Eroticism was associated with indicators of heightened sexuality, i...

  9. Factors associated with sexual arousal, sexual sensation seeking, and sexual satisfaction among African-American adolescent females

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    Sales, Jessica M.; Smearman, Erica; Brody, Gene H.; Milhausen, Robin; Philibert, Robert A.; DiClemente, Ralph J.

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    Sexuality-related constructs such as sexual arousal, sexual sensation seeking (SSS) and sexual satisfaction have been related to sexual behaviors that place one at risk for adverse consequences such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and unintended pregnancy. The biopsychosocial model posits an array of factors, ranging from social environmental factors, biological, and psychological predispositions that may be associated with these sexuality constructs in adolescent samples. Afr...

  10. O efeito Salieri: O sindicalismo perante as desigualdades entre mulheres e homens no emprego

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    Full Text Available Os actuais padrões de segregação sexual do mercado de trabalho são ainda, em parte, a expressão viva de práticas excludentes e segregadoras dos sindicatos desde o começo da revolução industrial. Estes padrões começaram a desenhar-se a partir da aceitação do pagamento de menores salários às mulheres. Só num segundo momento os sindicatos passaram a reivindicar a igualdade salarial entre mulheres e homens como forma de defesa do emprego masculino. Numa primeira parte do texto, dá-se conta de algumas destas práticas de fechamento dos sindicatos em Portugal. Numa segunda parte, referem-se as principais linhas de mudança das orientações do movimento sindical perante as desigualdades entre os sexos no mercado de trabalho e apontam-se algumas iniciativas no âmbito da promoção da igualdade entre mulheres e homens.

  11. ESTIGMA Y VIH/SIDA ENTRE PADRES/MADRES Y ADOLESCENTES PUERTORRIQUEÑOS/AS

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    Pérez, Grace Rosado; Reyes, Glendalys Rivera; Villanueva, Victoria Larrieux; Torres, Gilliam J. Torres; Díaz, Elba Betancourt; Varas-Díaz, Nelson; Villaruel, Antonia

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    La comunicación entre padres/madres y adolescentes sobre el tema de la sexualidad es importante para el desarrollo de la salud de personas jóvenes. Dicha comunicación puede verse negativamente impactada por actitudes estigmatizantes hacia el tema del VIH/SIDA. El objetivo de este estudio fue identificar actitudes estigmatizantes hacia el VIH/SIDA entre padres/madres y adolescentes puertorriqueños/as. Este esfuerzo es parte del Proyecto Cuídalos, dirigido a probar una intervención en formato electrónico que busca aumentar la comunicación sobre sexualidad y salud entre padres/madres y adolescentes mediante un diseño experimental con 458 diadas de padres/madres y adolescentes de 13 a 17 años. Para propósitos de este artículo reportamos estadísticas descriptivas sobre estigma hacia el VIH/SIDA con la información recopilada en la medición basal. Tanto adultos/as como adolescentes mostraron actitudes estigmatizantes hacia el VIH/SIDA. A la luz de los resultados es necesario continuar desarrollando intervenciones para la reducción de estigma en esta población. Los/as padres/madres pueden ser un recurso invaluable para reducir el estigma en los/as jóvenes, y prevenir conductas sexuales de riesgo e infecciones. PMID:27099649

  12. [Can we treat sexual addiction ?].

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    Inescu Cismaru, A; Andrianne, R; Triffaux, F; Triffaux, J-M

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    Sexual addiction or sexual dependence is characterized by hypersexuality, impaired regulation of sexual desire and sexual compulsivity, including having sex with uncontrolled excessive frequency (5 to 15 sexual acts per day for more than 6 months, from 15 years old). Between 3% and 6% of the adult population (> or =18 years) would have the characteristics of sexual addiction, disorder prevalent in the male population. The addictive processes affect three behavioral domains : motivation-reward, affect regulation and behavioral inhibition. Sex addiction is usually accompanied by other addictions, such as abuse of drugs or alcohol or sex toys that enhance sexual performance. Psychiatric comorbidities can be found : anxiety disorders, mood disorders. Several forms of treatment have been tried, using medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychotherapy sessions alternated with exposure therapy in virtual reality. In this article, we will discuss the multiple definitions of hypersexuality and the possibilities of therapeutic approaches.

  13. Factors affecting sexuality in older Australian women: sexual interest, sexual arousal, relationships and sexual distress in older Australian women.

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    Howard, J R; O'Neill, S; Travers, C

    2006-10-01

    To investigate the sexual behavior, sexual relationships, sexual satisfaction, sexual dysfunction and sexual distress in a population of older urban Australian women. In 2004, 474 women participating in the Longitudinal Assessment of Ageing in Women (LAW) Study completed a series of questionnaires about sexuality. They included the Short Personal Experiences Questionnaire (SPEQ), Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS), Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS), questions concerning past sexual abuse based on the Sex in Australia Study, and questions comparing present and past sexual interest and activity. The percentage of women with partners ranged from 83.3% in the 40 - 49-year age group to 46.4% women in the 70 - 79-year age group. The sexual ability of partners diminished markedly with age, with only 4.8% of the partners using medication to enable erections. Only 2.5% of women reported low relationship satisfaction. The incidence of sexual distress was also low, being reported by only 5.7% of women. Younger women and women with partners had higher levels of distress than older women. Indifference to sexual frequency rose from 26.7% in women aged 40 - 49 years to 72.3% in the 70 - 79-year age group. Past sexual abuse was recalled by 22.7% of women and 11.6% recalled multiple episodes of abuse. Women who recalled abuse had lower scores for satisfaction with sexual frequency. It appears from this study that there is a wide range of sexual experience amongst aging women, from never having had a sexual partner, to having solitary sex, to having a relationship with or without sex into the seventh decade. As women age, they experience a decrease in sexual activity, interest in sex, and distress about sex. This may be associated with the loss of intimate relationships as part of separation, divorce or bereavement. Decreased sexual activity with aging may be interpreted as a biological phenomenon (part of the aging process) or as sexual dysfunction, or it may be the result of

  14. Peer sexual cybervictimization in adolescents: Development and validation of a scale

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    Virginia Sánchez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes/Objetivo: El estudio de la ciberconducta sexual en la adolescencia ha recibido mucha atención en los últimos a˜nos, especialmente la referida a los riesgos que suponen la exposición a la pornografía, las solicitudes sexuales indeseadas y el hostigamiento sexual basado en el género. La prevalencia del fenómeno varía entre los diferentes estudios debido a una falta de consenso en la definición y medida del constructo cibervictimización sexual. Este trabajo pretende contribuir en esta área, desarrollando y validando una escala para medir victimización sexual online. Método: Una muestra de 601 adolescentes de dos ciudades espa˜nolas (edad media 14,06 participaron en el estudio. Se realizó una validación cruzada empleando AFE y AFC, así como un análisis multigrupo para comparar la equivalencia de la medida por sexo. Resultados: se confirmó un modelo de segundo orden compuesto por dos factores (Cibervictimización sexual ambigua y Cibervictimización sexual personal invariante por sexo. Los análisis indicaron diferencias significativas en la dimensión ambigua, siendo más frecuente en ellos. Los datos revelaron una prevalencia entre el 17 y 26%, siendo menor la implicación en la forma personal. Conclusiones: Se propone una medida válida e invariante en ambos sexos de la cibervictimización sexual por parte de los iguales en la adolescencia.

  15. Friendship, sexual intimacy and young people's negotiations of sexual health.

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    Byron, Paul

    2017-04-01

    This paper examines how young people's friendships influence safer sexual practices. Through a thematic discourse analysis, interviews with Sydney-based young people (aged 18-25 years) and Australian-based sexual health websites for young people are considered. Interview data illustrate how friendships can support young people's sexual experiences, concerns and safeties beyond the practice of 'safe sex' (condom use). This is evident in friends' practices of sex and relationship advice, open dialogue, trust and sharing experiential knowledge, as well as friend-based sex. Meanwhile, friendship discourse from selected Australian sexual health websites fails to engage with the support offered by friendship, or its value to a sexual health agenda. Foucault's account of friendship as a space of self-invention is considered in light of these data, along with his argument that friendship poses a threat to formal systems of knowing and regulating sex. Whether sexual or not, many close friendships are sexually intimate given the knowledge, support and influence these offer to one's sexual practices and relations. This paper argues that greater attention to friendship among sexual health promoters and researchers would improve professional engagements with young people's contemporary sexual cultures, and better inform their attempts to engage young people through social media.

  16. Psychosexual Correlates of Sexual Double Standard Endorsement in Adolescent Sexuality

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    Emmerink, Peggy M. J.; Vanwesenbeeck, Ine; van den Eijnden, Regina J. J. M.; ter Bogt, Tom F. M.

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    Endorsement and enactment of the (hetero)sexual double standard (SDS), prescribing sexual modesty for girls and sexual prowess for boys, has been shown to be negatively related to sexual and mental health. To be able to challenge the SDS, more insight is needed into the conditions that shape gendered sexual attitudes. A survey was conducted among 465 heterosexual adolescents (aged 16–20 years), examining the relationship between a number of relevant demographic and psychosexual variables and SDS endorsement. SDS endorsement was assessed using a newly developed instrument, the Scale for the Assessment of Sexual Standards Among Youth (SASSY). Gender (being male) and religiousness were significantly associated with increased SDS endorsement. For both boys and girls, increased feelings of entitlement to self-induced sexual pleasure (e.g., masturbation) were significantly associated with reduced SDS endorsement, whereas higher gender investment was significantly associated with increased SDS endorsement. Furthermore, increased feelings of entitlement to partner-induced sexual pleasure and more frequent talking about sexuality with peers were associated with increased SDS endorsement among boys but not among girls. We conclude that future research should explore peer influence processes through peer communication about sex, gender investment, and feelings of entitlement to both self and partner-induced sexual pleasure. PMID:26327361

  17. Buffer or Brake? The Role of Sexuality-Specific Parenting in Adolescents' Sexualized Media Consumption and Sexual Development.

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    Overbeek, Geertjan; van de Bongardt, Daphne; Baams, Laura

    2018-03-13

    One main source of sexual socialization lies within family interactions. Especially sexuality-specific parenting may determine adolescents' sexual development-adolescents' sexual behavior and sexual risk behavior, sexualized media consumption and permissive sexual attitudes-to a significant extent, but different ideas exist about how this works. In this longitudinal study, we examined two hypotheses on how sexuality-specific parenting-parenting aimed specifically at children's sexual attitudes and behaviors-relates to adolescents' sexual development. A first buffer hypothesis states that parents' instructive media discussions with their children-called instructive mediation-buffers the effect of sexualized media consumption on adolescents' sexual attitudes and behavior and, vice versa, the effect of adolescents' sexual attitudes and behavior on sexualized media consumption. A second brake hypothesis states that parents, by communicating love-and-respect oriented sexual norms, slow down adolescents' development toward increased sexualized media use, permissive sexual attitudes, and sexual behavior and sexual risk behavior. Using four-wave longitudinal data from 514 Dutch adolescents aged 13-16 years (49.8% female), we found evidence to support a brake effect. More frequent parental communication of love-and-respect oriented sexual norms was associated with less permissive sexual attitudes and, for boys, with less advanced sexual behavior and a less rapid increase in sexual risk behavior. Parents' instructive mediation regarding adolescents' sexualized media consumption was associated with less permissive sexual attitudes at baseline, but only for girls. No systematic evidence emerged for a buffer effect of parents' instructive mediation. In conclusion, although our data seem to suggest that parent-child communication about sex is oftentimes "after the fact", we also find that more directive parental communication that conveys love-and-respect oriented sexual norms

  18. Maltreatment and sexual abuse at home concerning schooling adolscents

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    Yuranis Ibeth Henríquez Santoya

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    Full Text Available ResumenEl presente estudio consistió en determinar la presencia del maltrato infantil y abuso sexual en el hogar en adolescentes escolarizados con edades comprendidas entre 14 y 16 años, matriculados a 2010 en colegios públicos de la de la ciudad de Santa Marta. Los participantes fueron 229 jóvenes. Las variables medidas fueron la edad, el tipo de maltrato y el género. Los resultados indican que la tendencia al maltrato psicológico fue de 29.3%, de maltrato físico 13.3% y de abuso sexual de 32.3%. Con relación al género se halló que las mujeres han sido objeto en mayor porcentaje de maltrato físico y abuso sexual que los hombres y éstos han sido objeto de mayor maltrato psicológico que las mujeres; respecto a la edad los jóvenes de 14 años presentaron mayor porcentaje de maltrato y abuso que en los otros rangos etarios. Se concluye que tres (3 de cada 10 estudiantes ha sido objeto de abuso sexual, tres ha sido objeto de maltrato psicológico y uno de maltrato físico. (DUAZARY 2011 No. 2, 262 - 269AbstractThe present study was to determine the presence of child maltreatment and sexual abuse at home, concerning schooling adolescents, aged between 14 and 16 years enrolled in public schools belonging to the city of Santa Marta. Participants were 229 young persons. The variables were age, abuse and gender. The results point out: 29.3% for psychological abuse, 32.3% for sexual abuse, and 13.3% for physical abuse. Concerning the gender it was detected that women have been at a higher rate aim of physical mistreatment and sexual abuse than men, but on the other hand men are aim of psychological abuse. With regard to age, young people of 14 years, revealed a higher percentage of maltreatment than the elder ones. We conclude that three of each schooling boy has been object of sexual abuse; three of them have been injured of psychological mistreatment and one of physical abuse.Keywords: abuse; sexual abuse; maltreatment; gender; adolescents

  19. Fantasías Sexuales en Estudiantes Universitarios Mexicanos

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    José Moral de la Rubia

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene por objetivos estudiar la frecuencia con la que se experimentan fantasías sexuales, su contenido más frecuente, determinar diferencias por sexos y observar si existe relación entre el contenido más frecuente y abuso sexual infantil. Se trabajó con una muestra de 395 estudiantes de psicología de una universidad pública del noreste de México/MX. Se aplicó un cuestionario de sexualidad. El 97% de los hombres y 75% de las mujeres reportaban tener fantasías sexuales. Los contenidos más frecuentes fueron las fantasías románticas y de coito vaginal, seguido de sexo heterosexual no convencional por actividad o lugar y de promiscuidad, tríos y orgías. Un 3% de las mujeres señalaba como fantasías más frecuentes las de contenido homosexual frente al 0% de los hombres. Las víctimas de abuso sexual, comparadas con el resto de la muestra, mostraron mayores porcentajes de los contenidos de promiscuidad, sadomasoquismo y homosexualidad, aunque sin alcanzar significación estadística.

  20. Disfunción sexual asociada al uso de anticonvulsionantes

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    [EN] En el presente análisis se trata de establecer la relación que existe entre el uso de anticonvulsivantes y la disfunción sexual, uno de los posibles efectos secundarios de estos fármacos a menudo infravalorado. Dicha relación influye en la calidad de vida del paciente, en aspectos psicosociales y con frecuencia es causa de incumplimiento terapéutico por lo que es importante la información sobre el tema y el correcto abordaje. La gran amplitud de bibliografía sobre el tema, proporciona...

  1. Implications of No Recent Sexual Activity, Casual Sex, or Exclusive Sex for College Women's Sexual Well-Being Depend on Sexual Attitudes

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    Kaestle, Christine E.; Evans, Larissa M.

    2018-01-01

    Objective: We examine how sexual activity relates to sexual well-being within the context of sexual attitudes, sexual agency, and sexual desire. Participants/Methods: We surveyed 471 college women in 2012-2014 who had ever had sex. Results: Sexual agency and sexual desire consistently predicted well-being, regardless of recent sexual activity.…

  2. Sexual assault in the workplace.

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    Garrett, Linda H

    2011-01-01

    Women are sexually assaulted at an alarming rate, and the workplace is a frequent arena for assault. However, in recent decades, attention has been given to improving responses to sexual assault. Sexual assault is a frequent cause of injury and death for women in the United States. One in five American women admit they have experienced a completed rape during their lifetime. These estimates are conservative because sexual assault and sexual violence are both underreported and underprosecuted. Fear of job loss and discrimination are frequent reasons women do not report sexual assault in the workplace. Women are entering the workplace in greater numbers due in part to more single parent families and the depressed economy. Also, women are entering work environments that have traditionally been the domain of male workers: corporate headquarters, semi trucks, health care providers' offices, rural farms, and rural factories. Employers must have a plan to protect female employees and effectively address any incidents of sexual assault or violence. Occupational health nurses and nurse practitioners can assist both employees and employers to prevent sexual assault and resolve the aftermath of sexual assault. However, to accomplish this goal, occupational health nurses and nurse practitioners must be trained in sexual assault and violence response as well as preventive interventions. 2011, SLACK Incorporated.

  3. Dance and sexuality: many moves.

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    Hanna, Judith Lynne

    2010-03-01

    This literature review of dance and sexual expression considers dance and religion, dance and sexuality as a source of power, manifestations of sexuality in Western theater art and social dance, plus ritual and non-Western social dance. Expressions of gender, sexual orientation, asexuality, ambiguity, and adult entertainment exotic dance are presented. Prominent concerns in the literature are the awareness, closeting, and denial of sexuality in dance; conflation of sexual expression and promiscuity of gender and sexuality, of nudity and sexuality, and of dancer intention and observer interpretation; and inspiration for infusing sexuality into dance. Numerous disciplines (American studies, anthropology, art history, comparative literature, criminology, cultural studies, communication, dance, drama, English, history, history of consciousness, journalism, law, performance studies, philosophy, planning, retail geography, psychology, social work, sociology, and theater arts) have explored dance and sexual expression, drawing upon the following concepts, which are not mutually exclusive: critical cultural theory, feminism, colonialism, Orientalism, postmodernism, poststructuralism, queer theory, and semiotics. Methods of inquiry include movement analysis, historical investigation, anthropological fieldwork, autoethnography, focus groups, surveys, and self-reflection or autobiographical narrative. Directions for future exploration are addressed.

  4. Violencia sexual en Colombia

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    Hurtado Sáenz, María Cristina; Gómez López, Claudia Patricia; Veloza Martínez, Erika Giovanna; Urrego Mendoza, Zulma Consuelo

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    Las cifras de violencia sexual y su situación en el marco de la realidad colombiana muestran sólo una parte de la altísima vulneración a los derechos humanos de niños, niñas, adolescentes, mujeres y hombres que son víctimas cotidianas de las violencias sexuales en el marco de relaciones familiares, sociales, comerciales, de delincuencia común y en el marco del conflicto armado. Sólo un pequeño porcentaje de ellas acceden a los servicios de salud buscando atención médica específica por causa d...

  5. Female Sexual Arousal Disorders

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    Giraldi, Annamaria; Rellini, Alessandra H; Pfaus, James

    2012-01-01

    Introduction.  Definitions and terminology for female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) are currently being debated. While some authors have suggested that FSAD is more a subjective response rather than a genital response, others have suggested that desire and arousal disorders should be combined...... and psychological disorders, as well as to discuss different medical and psychological assessment and treatment modalities. Methods.  The experts of the International Society for Sexual Medicine's Standard Committee convened to provide a survey using relevant databases, journal articles, and own clinical experience....... Results.  Female Arousal Disorders have been defined in several ways with focus on the genital or subjective response or a combination of both. The prevalence varies and increases with increasing age, especially at the time of menopause, while distress decreases with age. Arousal disorders are often...

  6. Opresión internalizada y prácticas sexuales de riesgo en varones homo-y bi-sexuales de México

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    Ortiz Hernández Luis

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analizar la relación entre prácticas sexuales de riesgo para infección por VIH y la opresión que éstos han internalizado debido al prejuicio y discriminación que se enfrentan varones bisexuales y homosexuales. MÉTODOS: Estudio observacional, transversal, y analítico. Entre septiembre y noviembre del 2001 se aplicó un cuestionario a 318 hombres que acudieron a organizaciones e instituciones ubicadas en la Ciudad de México. Las variables indagadas fueron: homofobia internalizada, percepción del estigma, ocultamiento y prácticas sexuales en los seis meses previos a la encuesta. Mediante modelos de regresión logistica se estimó la relación (odds ratios de las formas de opresión internalizada con las prácticas sexuales de riesgo, ajustando por variables confusoras. RESULTADOS: De los entrevistados, 256 habían tenido por lo menos una relación sexual en los últimos seis meses, 50 respondieron no haberlas tenido y 12 no contestaron esta pregunta. Más del 30% de los varones no había utilizado preservativo cuando habían tenido sexo insertivo o receptivo. La homofobia internalizada se asoció con mayor riesgo de consumo de drogas antes o durante las relaciones sexuales, sexo insertivo sin condón, sexo receptivo sin condón y el tragar semen de otros hombres. CONCLUSIONES: Sigue siendo frecuente la adopción de prácticas sexuales de riesgo entre los varones bi y homosexuales. De las tres formas de opresión internalizada que se investigaron, la que se asoció con mayor probabilidad de prácticas sexuales de riesgo fue la homofobia internalizada. Esta información puede ser incorporada en el diseño de programas de promoción de uso de condón entre varones bi y homosexuales.

  7. Explicaciones de las prácticas sexuales de riesgo en hombres que tienen sexo con hombres

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    Constanza Jacques Aviñó

    2015-07-01

    Conclusiones: El concepto de la masculinidad desempeña un papel fundamental en las prácticas sexuales entre los hombres que tienen sexo con hombres. Se sugiere innovar en los programas preventivos e incorporar la percepción de riesgo y la infección por el VIH desde una perspectiva de género.

  8. Sexuality education in Brazil.

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    Suplicy, M

    1994-01-01

    The development of a comprehensive program of sex education in Brazilian schools is described in the context of Brazil's culture and traditions such as the Carnival. The influence of Catholicism is explored as is the effect of the behavioral restrictions called for by scientists concerned about sexually transmitted diseases. The Brazilian response to homosexuality is described, and the emergence of a public discussion of sexuality in the media is traced. It is noted that improvements in the status of women have been held in check by a public ridicule of feminism and by the strength of the traditional patriarchal structures which dominate the culture. With this picture given of how the issue of sexuality fits into Brazilian life, the 1980s initiative on the part of the Work and Research Group for Sex Education is described. Opposition to this effort has largely taken the form of passive resistance; even the Catholic Church has not officially protested the sex education program. Details are provided about 1) the selection of teachers, teacher training, and weekly supervisory teacher meetings; 2) the way in which parental permission for student participation was gained; 3) the implementation of the program; 4) the successes achieved; and 5) the difficulties encountered. Finally, it is noted that plans were made to expand the sex education project from the Sao Paulo area to 6 additional large cities in 1994. Also planned is the publication of the Brazilian Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality which will explain the sex education methodology and be extremely valuable in the establishment of new projects.

  9. Dimorfismo sexual en tamaño y marca frontal en el chorlo nevado (Charadrius nivosus

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    Salvador Gómez del Ángel

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El dimorfismo sexual en aves se expresa de diferentes formas, entre ellas está el tamaño o la coloración del plumaje. En aves playeras las marcas melánicas son distintas entre sexos y muy variables; se cree que cumplen una función disruptiva con el paisaje. Analizamos el dimorfismo sexual en tamaño corporal y en la estructura de la barra frontal del chorlo nevado (Charadrius nivosus y encontramos que el tarso, la cuerda alar y que tanto la longitud como la amplitud de la barra frontal son de mayores dimensiones en los machos. Además, describimos por primera vez un ornamento con forma de “cuernos” en la frente, exclusivo de los machos. Aunque otros autores han revisado la variabilidad de estas marcas, su valor adaptativo es poco conocido. Consideramos que el dimorfismo en la estructura de la barra frontal es importante dentro y entre sexos durante la temporada reproductora, ya que cumple un papel clave durante los despliegues de cortejo y en la competencia entre machos, donde son exhibidas las plumas del pecho que contrastan con esta marca. Además, las medidas morfométricas mayores en los machos son consistentes con la poliandria y la competitividad intensa entre los machos.

  10. Childhood and adolescent sexual behaviors predict adult sexual orientations

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    Keith W. Beard; Sandra S. Stroebel; Stephen L. O’Keefe; Karen V. Harper-Dorton; Karen Griffee; Debra H. Young; Sam Swindell; Kerri Steele; Thomas D. Linz; Karla Beth Moore; Megan Lawhon; Natalie M. Campbell

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    Anonymous retrospective data were provided by 3,443 adult participants via computer-assisted self-interview. This was the first study focused on determinants of adult sexual orientation to adjust for the effects of same-sex sibling incest. Five measures of adult sexual orientations (ASOs) provided evidence consistent with the theory that ASOs result from early sex-specific romantic attachment, conditioning caused by early sexual experiences with partners, and other experiences, such as early ...

  11. Para tener entre manos una revista

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    Consideramos importante rescatar el trabajo colectivo y acumulado que precede y sucede a la labor de intermediación académica que realiza una revista. Para ello recordamos una clásica frase prologal: el texto que usted tiene en sus manos. Con cierta ironía, porque quizás muy pocos de los lectores puedan tener entre manos y oler el papel impreso de Chasqui. Desde sus pantallas, sus tablets o sus teléfonos la intención es que se comprenda este número como un solo cuerpo. Y al mismo tiempo, como...

  12. Sexual behaviour in cattle

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    King, G.J.

    1990-01-01

    Short duration or weak expression of oestrus are frequently cited as major reasons for poor results when artificial insemination of Bos indicus breeds is attempted. The existing literature on sexual behaviour certainly indicates that oestrus sometimes lasts for only a few hours in Bos indicus, but similar patterns are also reported in Bos taurus animals. The period of sexual receptivity in suckled Hereford or Hereford-dairy cross-breds maintained in small, totally confined groups ranged from 1 to 18 h, with a mean of 4.4 h and a median of 3.5 h. In totally confined Holstein cows the onset of the LH surge always followed the beginning of homosexual activity by 1 or 2 h even when the period of receptivity was very short. Thus, the beginning rather than the end of oestrus should be used for estimating ovulation time. The expression of sexual behaviour is modified by many factors, including environmental conditions, the number of peri-oestrous females in the group and the presence of observers. In Hereford beef, Holstein dairy and probably all other cattle breeds, the variability in duration and intensity of oestrous activity is very large, so generalizations on a typical individual behavioural pattern are not possible. (author). 39 refs, 1 fig., 2 tabs

  13. Sexual harassment in nursing.

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    Robbins, I; Bender, M P; Finnis, S J

    1997-01-01

    Sexual harassment is a problem faced by women in the workplace which can lead to adverse psychological consequences as well as impaired work performance. Sexual harassment is about the abuse of power and status rather then merely being about sex per se and has to be viewed in the context of institutionalized male power. Although there is a relative dearth of research, there is increasing evidence that sexual harassment of nurses is common and that it can have adverse effects on nurses physical and psychological health as well as a direct impact on patient care. Nursing, by its very nature of having to care for patients bodily needs, transgresses normal social rules regarding bodily contact. This is exploited by the perpetrator who relies on nurses' caring attitude to be able to harass. A descriptive model of the processes involved in harassment is presented which offers the possibility of being able to intervene at a number of points in the process. Interventions need to be aimed at both individual and organizational levels if there is to be a prospect of reducing a major occupational stressor for nurses.

  14. Fighting Child Sexual Abuse

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    Pesanayi Gwirayi

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    Full Text Available This study investigated secondary school pupils’ views on strategies that can be used to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA. A survey design was adopted as the operational framework for data gathering. Data were collected from three secondary schools, all in the Gweru district of Zimbabwe. The sample comprised 268 secondary pupils (50% female; M age = 15.42, SD = 1.376. Each participant was asked to write down three main strategies that can be used to fight CSA on a given questionnaire. The responses were then analyzed using the thematic content analysis technique. The study revealed that most pupils believed that CSA can be prevented through teaching them about it and also reporting to the police. Another significant finding was that pupils’ responses tended to vary with gender and level of education. Whereas female respondents suggested that CSA can be fought by avoiding strangers, saying no to sexual advances, and having reliable friends, their male counterparts suggested teaching the community about CSA, forming new clubs, and enacting life imprisonment for perpetrators, among other suggestions. In terms of level of education, Form 2 participants suggested avoiding strangers, staying home at night, whereas their Form 4 counterparts suggested lessons for Guidance and Counseling, saying no to sexual advances, and having reliable friends. These findings unequivocally demonstrate the need to vigorously engage secondary school pupils in activities aimed at fighting CSA to safeguard their inalienable human rights.

  15. Anemia em adolescentes segundo maturação sexual Anemia among adolescents according to sexual maturation

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    Bianca Assunção Iuliano

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência de anemia em adolescentes (hemoglobina0,05. Observou-se aparente aumento do nível médio de hemoglobina com o desenvolvimento do adolescente. Detectou-se anemia em 11,0% dos adolescentes, a maioria na fase púbere, classificada como ''prevalência leve'' segundo a World Health Organization. Não foi encontrada associação entre indicadores sociais e anemia. CONCLUSÃO: O estudo apontou baixa prevalência de anemia, mas acima do esperado entre púberes de escola particular e indica tendência de aumento dos níveis de hemoglobina com o desenvolvimento sexual dos adolescentes. Devem ser realizados novos estudos de prevalência de anemia para se determinar sua causa entre adolescentes de diferentes níveis socioeconômicos.OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of anemia (hemoglobin level <12g/dL in adolescents, according to their sexual maturation stage. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with all adolescents enrolled in 5th - 8th grades in a private school in the city of São Paulo. Their hemoglobin level was measured (using Hemocue® and sexual development was self-evaluated (with the aid of pictures of the maturation stages proposed by Tanner. The social indicators evaluated were the per capita family income and maternal schooling. Student t test and non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis test were used for mean comparison and Chi-square-test for associations (p<0.05. RESULTS: We analyzed 118 students, of which 66.9% were females (aged 12.2±1.13 years and 33.1% were males (aged 12.0±1.18 years. The mean hemoglobin level was 13.2±1.08 g/dL for females and 13.3±1.21 g/dL for males, with no significant difference. An apparent increase in the mean hemoglobin level was verified along with sexual development of the adolescents. Anemia was detected in 11% of them, most in the pubertal stage, which is classified by the World Health Organization as ''mild prevalence''. No association was found between social

  16. Treatment of sexually compulsive adolescents.

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    Gerber, James

    2008-12-01

    We clarified the nature of sexual compulsivity in adolescence, addressed who is labeled as "sexually compulsive youth," conceptualized the underlying factors of sexual compulsivity, and outlined a treatment format. We focused on trauma, dissociation, attachment, and self-concept. We questioned the conventional perceptions of who is included in this group. We reiterated that the belief that sexually compulsive adolescents are abusive males is no longer considered accurate. The evolution and accessibility of the Internet only raises greater concerns about compulsive sexual behavior, as more adolescents are brought into therapy because of Internet use to seek sexual interaction or stimulation. The sexually compulsive youth is as likely to be the clean-cut, high-achieving, intelligent student as is the economically deprived, juvenile delinquent on the street. This article began with the observation that adolescents rarely receive any direct, accurate information about sexuality and intimacy. The messages taken in through music, television, movies, politicians, popular press, clergy, and school are polarizing and contradictory. Beyond this are the implications as to how we, as a society, treat the youths that do present with sexual behavior problems. We have tended to treat these youth (as well as adults) with disdain and to designate sexually abusive youth the same as adult offenders with harsher, more punitive treatment interventions. Research and clinical experience now strongly question this type of response. This article is consistent with this leaning. Early psychological injury, from sexual abuse, physical abuse, exposure to violence, attachment trauma, or early sexualization, is at the root of sexually compulsive behavior. While it is necessary to reign in out-of-control and destructive behaviors, if we acknowledge that the source of the behavior is psychological injury, then it is cruel and inconsistent to treat the individual with disdain or as a pariah. The

  17. [Some legal issues on sexual delinquency].

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    Romi, Juan C

    2009-01-01

    In this article we describe the criminal sexual conducts and their incidence in crime, as well as the psychogenesis of the criminal sexual behaviour, the profile of the sexual delinquent and the most common sexual disturbances found. It shall be mentioned the paraphilic crime, the serial sexual delinquent and their legal consequences.

  18. Contrapower Sexual Harassment of Military Officers

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    Sexual Harassment 1 Contrapower Sexual Harassment of Military Officers Sexual harassment is generally categorized in one of two ways: quid pro quo ...power or status over the victim (McKinney, 1992). The very definition of quid pro quo sexual harassment generally necessitates a superior harassing a...Contrapower Sexual Harassment of Military Officers A Thesis Presented by Sarah K. Clapp to the

  19. Sexual Harassment and Organizational Outcomes Executive Summary

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    quid pro quo type of Sexual harassment and Organizational, 4 sexual harassment (e.g., sexual coercion). This should drive organizational efforts to... Sexual Harassment and Organizational Outcomes Executive Summary Charlie L. Law DEFENSE EQUAL...Executive Summary] No. 99-11 Sexual harassment and Organizational, 2 Executive Summary Issue

  20. Malalties de transmissió sexual a urgències pediàtriques

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    Díaz Sabogal, Diana; Curcoy Barcenilla, Ana Isabel; Trenchs Sainz de la Maza, Victoria; Giménez Roca, Clara; Luaces Cubells, Carles

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    Determinar les característiques dels pacients diag- nosticats de malalties de transmissió sexual (MTS) a urgèn- cies i establir la freqüència en què són degudes a abús sexual. Mètode. Estudi retrospectiu fet entre el gener del 2007 i el desembre del 2011. S'inclouen els pacients menors de 18 anys diagnosticats a urgències d'MTS -infecció per Neisse- ria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Treponema palli- dum, , virus d'immunodeficiència humana (VIH), virus del pa- pil loma humà (VPH) i virus...

  1. The effects of similarity in sexual excitation, inhibition, and mood on sexual arousal problems and sexual satisfaction in newlywed couples.

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    Lykins, Amy D; Janssen, Erick; Newhouse, Sarah; Heiman, Julia R; Rafaeli, Eshkol

    2012-05-01

    Despite the importance of sexuality for romantic relationships, there has been little research attention to individual differences and dyadic variables, including couple similarity, and their association with sexual problems and satisfaction. The current study examined the effects of the propensity for sexual inhibition and sexual excitation scales (SIS/SES) and the effects of different mood states on sexuality (Mood and Sexuality Questionnaire [MSQ]), at both the individual and the dyad level, on sexual arousal problems and sexual satisfaction. Similarity in SIS/SES and MSQ was measured in a nonclinical sample of 35 newlywed couples and operationally defined as the within-couple, z-transformed correlations between the two partners' item responses. Sexual arousal problems were assessed using self-report measures (Demographic and Sexual History Questionnaire) and focused on the past 3 months. Sexual satisfaction was assessed using the Global Measure of Sexual Satisfaction. Regression analyses revealed that greater similarity in the effects of anxiety and stress on sexuality was associated with more reported sexual arousal problems of wives. In contrast, the husbands' sexual arousal problems were related only to their own higher SIS1 scores. Higher SES scores predicted lower sexual satisfaction for both husbands and wives. Wives who reported strong positive mood effects on their sexuality indicated greater sexual satisfaction, while husbands who were more similar to their wives in the effect of positive moods on sexuality indicated greater sexual satisfaction. The findings show that, above and beyond one's own sexual propensities, similarity in various aspects of sexuality predicts sexual problems (more so in women) and sexual satisfaction (in both men and women). © 2012 International Society for Sexual Medicine.

  2. Suicide thoughts and attempts of suicide in adolescents with hetero and homoerotic sexual practices

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    Teixeira-Filho, Fernando Silva; Rondini, Carina Alexandra

    2012-01-01

    Esta pesquisa, que teve como população-alvo adolescentes com idade entre 12 e 20 anos, residentes em três municípios do interior Paulista, buscou conhecer as associações entre orientação sexual e ideações e tentativas de suicídio. Corroborando com as pesquisas internacionais, evidenciou-se que os não heterossexuais têm mais chances de pensarem e tentarem suicídio, comparativamente aos heterossexuais. Todavia, encontrou-se que, dentre o grupo de adolescentes que se assumiram não heterossexuais...

  3. Relações de gênero e iniciação sexual de mulheres adolescentes Relaciones de genero e iniciación sexual de mujeres adolescentes Gender relations and sexual initiation among adolescent women

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    Ana Luiza Vilela Borges

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de estudo transversal conduzido com 222 adolescentes mulheres, entre 15 e 19 anos de idade, moradoras da área de uma unidade de saúde da família na zona leste da cidade de São Paulo, cujo objetivo foi descrever as motivações para iniciar ou não a vida sexual e os fatores associados a tal evento. As adolescentes que já haviam iniciado a vida sexual eram mais velhas, não coabitavam com os pais, estavam ausentes do sistema educacional, habitavam domicílios ocupados e namoravam em maior proporção do que as sem experiência sexual. Observou-se também que, na opinião das entrevistadas, a iniciação sexual, independente do matrimônio, pareceu ser aceita, mas foi largamente relatado o desejo da existência de vínculo afetivo-amoroso com o parceiro da primeira prática sexual, reforçando que o tradicional papel atribuído à sexualidade feminina, pelas relações de gênero, ainda forma a base do comportamento sexual dessas garotas.Se trata de un estudio transversal conducido con 222 adolescentes mujeres, entre 15 e 19 años de edad, moradoras del área de una unidad de salud de la familia en la zona leste de la ciudad de São Paulo, cuyo objetivo fue describir las motivaciones para iniciar o no la vida sexual y los factores asociados a tal evento. Las adolescentes que ya habían iniciado la vida sexual eran mayores, no cohabitaban con los padres, estaban ausentes del sistema educacional, habitaban domicilios ocupados y enamoraban en mayor proporción de lo que las sin experiencia sexual. Se observó también que, en la opinión de las entrevistadas, la iniciación sexual, independiente del matrimonio, pareció ser acepta, pero fue largamente relatado el deseo de la existencia del vínculo afectivo-amoroso con la pareja de la primera práctica sexual, reforzando que el tradicional papel atribuido a la sexualidad femenina, por las relaciones de genero, aún forma la base del comportamiento sexual de esas chicas.This is a cross

  4. Sexual media exposure, sexual behavior, and sexual violence victimization in adolescence.

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    Ybarra, Michele L; Strasburger, Victor C; Mitchell, Kimberly J

    2014-11-01

    Emerging research suggests sexual media affects sexual behavior, but most studies are based on regional samples and few include measures of newer mediums. Furthermore, little is known about how sexual media relates to sexual violence victimization. Data are from 1058 youth 14 to 21 years of age in the national, online Growing up with Media study. Forty-seven percent reported that many or almost all/all of at least one type of media they consumed depicted sexual situations. Exposure to sexual media in television and movies, and music was greater than online and in games. All other things equal, more frequent exposure to sexual media was related to ever having had sex, coercive sex victimization, and attempted/completed rape but not risky sexual behavior. Longer standing mediums such as television and movies appear to be associated with greater amounts of sexual media consumption than newer ones, such as the Internet. A nuanced view of how sexual media content may and may not be affecting today's youth is needed. © The Author(s) 2014.

  5. Sexual Desire in Sexual Minority and Majority Women and Men: The Multifaceted Sexual Desire Questionnaire.

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    Chadwick, Sara B; Burke, Shannon M; Goldey, Katherine L; Bell, Sarah N; van Anders, Sari M

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    Sexual desire is increasingly understood to be multifaceted and not solely erotically oriented, but measures are still generally unitary and eroticism-focused. Our goals in this article were to explore the multifaceted nature of sexual desire and develop a measure to do so, and to determine how multifaceted sexual desire might be related to gender/sex and sexual orientation/identity. In the development phase, we generated items to form the 65-item Sexual Desire Questionnaire (DESQ). Next, the DESQ was administered to 609 women, 705 men, and 39 non-binary identified participants. Results showed that the DESQ demonstrated high reliability and validity, and that sexual desire was neither unitary nor entirely erotic, but instead was remarkably multifaceted. We also found that multifaceted sexual desire was in part related to social location variables such as gender/sex and sexual orientation/identity. We propose the DESQ as a measure of multifaceted sexual desire that can be used to compare factor themes, total scores, and scores across individual items in diverse groups that take social context into account. Results are discussed in light of how social location variables should be considered when making generalizations about sexual desire, and how conceptualizations of desire as multifaceted may provide important insights.

  6. Effect of normative masculinity on males' dysfunctional sexual beliefs, sexual attitudes, and perceptions of sexual functioning.

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    Clarke, Michael J; Marks, Anthony D G; Lykins, Amy D

    2015-01-01

    Male sexual dysfunction is a prevalent and distressing condition, which may be exacerbated by the sufferer's perceptions of masculinity and normative sexual behavior. This study sought to investigate the effect of social context on males' beliefs regarding sexual behavior. The research examined the effect of male role modeling and masculine cues on males' dysfunctional sexual beliefs, sexual attitudes, and self-perceptions of sexual functioning. A sample of 140 male participants, with a mean age of 29 years, was exposed to pictorial and verbal cues that presented different versions of male behavior across three conditions. Results indicated that males exposed to models and cues of traditional masculinity showed significantly increased levels of dysfunctional sexual beliefs and traditional sexual attitudes relative to males exposed to models of modern masculinity. Results also indicated that males exposed to traditional masculine stimuli reported lower levels of sexual inhibition due to fear of performance failure than males exposed to models of modern masculinity. The potential role of social context is discussed in the development and maintenance of male sexual dysfunction and its implications for treatment.

  7. Childhood Sexual Abuse in Adolescents Adjudicated for Sexual Offenses: Mental Health Consequences and Sexual Offending Behaviors.

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    Morais, Hugo B; Alexander, Apryl A; Fix, Rebecca L; Burkhart, Barry R

    2018-02-01

    Most studies on the mental health consequences of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) focus predominantly on CSA survivors who do not commit sexual offenses. The current study examined the effects of CSA on 498 male adolescents adjudicated for sexual offenses who represent the small portion of CSA survivors who engage in sexual offenses. The prevalence of internalizing symptoms, parental attachment difficulties, specific sexual offending behaviors, and risk for sexually offending were compared among participants with and without a history of CSA. Results indicated that participants with a history of CSA were more likely to be diagnosed with major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder than those who did not report a history of CSA. A history of CSA was also positively correlated with risk for sexually offending and with specific offense patterns and consensual sexual behaviors. No significant differences emerged on parental attachment difficulties. These results highlight that adolescents adjudicated for sexual offenses with a history of CSA present with differences in sexual and psychological functioning as well as markedly different offending patterns when compared with those without a CSA history. Clinical implications and future directions are discussed.

  8. Sexual function after transvaginal cholecystectomy

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    Donatsky, Anders M; Jørgensen, Lars N; Meisner, Søren

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Despite several benefits, patients are concerned that transvaginal cholecystectomy has a negative impact on sexual health. The objective of this systematic review was to assess the impact of transvaginal cholecystectomy on postoperative dyspareunia and sexual function. METHOD......: A literature search was performed in the PubMed and EMBASE databases. Papers reporting on postoperative dyspareunia, vaginal pain or discomfort, and sexual function were included. RESULTS: Seventeen papers reported on dyspareunia and vaginal pain or discomfort. Two papers reported a rate of de novo dyspareunia...... of 3.8% and 12.5%, respectively. One study reported a nonsignificant reduction in painful sexual intercourse and the remaining 14 reported no incidents of dyspareunia. Eight papers reported on sexual function. One paper using a nonvalidated questionnaire found impaired sexual function. The papers...

  9. Sexuality in Older Adults (65+)

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    Træen, Bente; Hald, Gert Martin; Graham, Cynthia A.

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    INFO. Results: The review showed that although common biological changes may adversely affect sexual function in old age, sexual experience seems to also be affected by psychological and interpersonal factors. Conclusions: Greater life expectancy and better medical care will result in older individuals......Objectives: The aim of the current article was to provide an overview of literature on sexual function and sexual difficulties in older adults. Method: The authors conducted a narrative review of papers published in English between January 2005 and July 2015 based on an extensive search in Psyc...... with chronic diseases living longer. The need for help to cope with changes in sexual health is likely to increase in older adults, as sexuality may be negatively affected through several pathways....

  10. The neurophysiology of sexual arousal.

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    Schober, Justine M; Pfaff, Donald

    2007-09-01

    Our understanding of the process and initiation of sexual arousal is being enhanced by both animal and human studies, inclusive of basic science principles and research on clinical outcomes. Sexual arousal is dependent on neural (sensory and cognitive) factors, hormonal factors, genetic factors and, in the human case, the complex influences of culture and context. Sexual arousal activates the cognitive and physiologic processes that can eventually lead to sexual behavior. Sexual arousal comprises a particular subset of central nervous system arousal functions which depend on primitive, fundamental arousal mechanisms that cause generalized brain activity, but are manifest in a sociosexual context. The neurophysiology of sexual arousal is seen as a bidirectional system universal to all vertebrates. The following review includes known neural and genomic mechanisms of a hormone-dependent circuit for simple sex behavior. New information about hormone effects on causal steps related to sex hormones' nuclear receptor isoforms expressed by hypothalamic neurons continues to enrich our understanding of this neurophysiology.

  11. Sexual Victimization among Spanish College Women and Risk Factors for Sexual Revictimization

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    Santos-Iglesias, Pablo; Sierra, Juan Carlos

    2012-01-01

    Sexual revictimization is frequent among victims of child sexual abuse. Several variables, such as sexual experience, substance abuse, and sexual assertiveness, have been proposed to explain the link between child sexual abuse and adolescent and adult sexual victimization, although they have typically been tested separately. The main objective of…

  12. Entre la Venadita y la Medusa

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    Valcárcel, Amelia

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Feminism has made in the last decades relevant advances towards equity between men and women in western societies. However, both mysogyny and gynophobia are still at work, giving as a result a «deflation of expectations» among women who enter the worlds of politics, information, corporations, economic power, knowledge, religion or art, and find a glass ceiling in full operation. The paper focuses on women artists, examines the anger expressed in feminist art as an answer to exclusion, and argues for feminist strategies of analysis and correction of inequalities.

    El feminismo ha conseguido en los últimos años importantes avances hacia la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres en las sociedades occidentales. Y, sin embargo, tanto la misoginia como la ginofobia siguen vigentes, provocando una «deflación de expectativas » entre las mujeres que se incorporan a los mundos de la política, la información, las organizaciones empresariales, el poder económico, el saber, la religión o la creatividad, y se topan con el techo de cristal a pleno funcionamiento. El artículo se centra en las mujeres creadoras para examinar la cólera expresada en el arte feminista como respuesta a la exclusión y defender estrategias feministas de análisis y corrección de desigualdades.

  13. Diferencias en comportamientos prosociales entre adolescentes colombianos

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    Jesús Redondo Pacheco

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    Full Text Available Actualmente, se evidencia la influencia de variables socio-ambientales, como la cultura, el sexo, la edad o la nacionalidad, en la adquisición, desarrollo y mantenimiento de las conductas prosociales. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar las diferencias en conductas prosociales entre estudiantes de educación secundaria de las ciudades de Pasto y Bucaramanga (Colombia, a quienes se administró la escala de Conducta Prosocial del TeenageInventory of Social Skills (TISS.Participaron 2.694 estudiantes con edades comprendidas entre 11 y 17 años (1878 de Pasto y 816 de Bucaramanga. De acuerdo con los resultados,los adolescentes de la ciudad de Pasto presentaron niveles significativamente más altos de conducta prosocial que los adolescentes de Bucaramanga. Este patrón de resultados fue similar por género y edad. Abstract This paper focuses on the analysis of pro-social behavior in high school students from Pasto and Bucaramanga (Colombia. 2,694 students between 11 and 17 years old (1878 from Pasto y 816 from Bucaramanga were sampled and a Pro-social Behavior Scale of Teenage Inventory of Social Skills (TISS was administered. As a result, this research shows teenagers from Pasto showed higher levels of pro-social behavior than those from Bucaramanga. Socio-environmental variables, such as culture, sex, age or nationality influence students´ pro-social behavior development and maintenance.

  14. The effect of comprehensive sexual education program on sexual health knowledge and sexual attitude among college students in southwest China

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    Chi, X.; Hawk, S.T.; Winter, S.; Meeus, W.H.J.

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a comprehensive sexual education program for college students in Southwest China (a) improved sexual health knowledge in reproduction, contraception, condom use, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV; (b) increased accepting attitudes toward

  15. Adolescents’ exposure to sexually explicit internet material, sexual uncertainty, and attitudes toward uncommitted sexual exploration: is there a link?

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    Peter, J.; Valkenburg, P.M.

    2008-01-01

    The link between adolescents' exposure to sexual media content and their sexual socialization has hardly been approached from an identity development framework. Moreover, existing research has largely ignored the role of adolescents' exposure to sexually explicit Internet material in that

  16. The effect of comprehensive sexual education program on sexual health knowledge and sexual attitude among college students in Southwest China

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    Chi, Xinli; Hawk, Skyler T; Winter, Sam; Meeus, Wim

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a comprehensive sexual education program for college students in Southwest China (a) improved sexual health knowledge in reproduction, contraception, condom use, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV; (b) increased accepting attitudes toward

  17. [Endocrinological diseases, metabolic diseases, sexuality].

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    Lemaire, Antoine

    2014-10-01

    Sexuality is regularly evaluated in media surveys. Relations between sexual problems and some chronic pathologies as diabetes or metabolic syndrome have been brought to light. Androgen deficiency in the aging male has become a topic of increasing interest. Hormones play an important role in sexual function and relation between hormonal status and metabolic data are now well established. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  18. Sexual harassment in the workplace

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    Hersch, Joni

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    Workplace sexual harassment is internationally condemned as sex discrimination and a violation of human rights, and more than 75 countries have enacted legislation prohibiting it. Sexual harassment in the workplace increases absenteeism and turnover and lowers workplace productivity and job satisfaction. Yet it remains pervasive and underreported, and neither legislation nor market incentives have been able to eliminate it. Strong workplace policies prohibiting sexual harassment, workplace tr...

  19. Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution

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    Shield, Andrew DJ

    newspapers, foreign worker organizations’ archives, and interviews, this book shows that immigrants in the Netherlands and Denmark held a variety of viewpoints about European gender and sexual cultures. Some immigrants felt solidarity with, and even participated in, European social movements that changed...... norms and laws in favor of women’s equality, gay and lesbian rights, and sexual liberation. These histories challenge today’s politicians and journalists who strategically link immigration to sexual conservatism, misogyny, and homophobia....

  20. Sexual selection protects against extinction

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    Lumley, Alyson; Michalczyk, Lukasz; Kitson, James; Spurgin, Lewis; Morrison, Catriona; Godwin, Joanne; Dickinson, Matthew; Martin, Oliver; Emerson, Brent; Chapman, Tracey; Gage, Matthew

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    Reproduction through sex carries substantial costs, mainly because only half of sexual adults produce offspring. It has been theorised that these costs could be countered if sex allows sexual selection to clear the universal fitness constraint of mutation load. Under sexual selection, competition between (usually) males, and mate choice by (usually) females create important intraspecific filters for reproductive success, so that only a subset of males gains paternity. If reproductive success ...

  1. Prevalencia de infeccion por Neisseria Gonorrhoeae en trabajadoras sexuales atendidas en el Centro de Salud Antivenereo de Lima, 1995

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    Full Text Available Entre Junio a Diciembre del año 1995, se estudiaron a 233 trabajadoras sexuales legales con control sanitario y 171 trabajadoras sexuales clandestinas que evaden dicho control sanitario, quienes fueron atendidas en el Centro de Salud Antivenéreo de Lima con la finalidad de investigar la frecuencia de las infecciones gonocócicas en estos grupos de población y detectar cepas de Neisseria gonorrhoeae productoras de beta-lactamasa. Se encontró diferencia significativa (p=0,014 entre las frecuencias de aislamiento del gonococo procedente de las trabajadores sexuales legales, 1,72% (4/233, en comparación con lo encontrado en las clandestinas, 7,02% (12/171. Del total de las cepas aisladas de N. gonorrhoeae, el 37,5% (6/16 resultaron ser productoras de beta-lactamasa.

  2. Violencia sexual en jóvenes de 10 a 19 años. cali, 2001-2006

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    Restrepo-Gutiérrez, Ana C.; Salcedo-Cifuentes, Mercedes; Bermúdez-Escobar, Amparo

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    Objetivo Caracterizar la violencia sexual denunciada por jóvenes entre 10 a 19 años en Cali durante los años 2001 a 2006.Material y Métodos Se definió como presunta víctima denunciante de delito sexual a los jóvenes entre 10 a 19 años usuarios del servicio de Clínica Forense remitidopor autoridad competente durante los años 2001-2006 y se compararon variables de tiempo, lugar y persona de los delitos sexuales cometidos por un familiar (intrafamiliar) y por conocido no familiar o desconocido (...

  3. Pressão social do grupo de pares na iniciação sexual de adolescentes Presión social del grupo de pares en la iniciación sexual de adolescentes Peer social pressure on the sexual debut of adolescents

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    Ana Luiza Vilela Borges

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    Full Text Available Dado que a literatura enfatiza a estreita relação entre o início da vida sexual e a pressão exercida pelos pares, o objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar a presença da pressão social na iniciação sexual de adolescentes, com base nos relacionamentos com o grupo de iguais. Participaram 363 pessoas, com idade entre 15 e 19 anos, compreendendo uma amostra representativa dos adolescentes cadastrados em uma unidade do Programa de Saúde da Família da cidade de São Paulo. Foi utilizado um questionário estruturado e auto-aplicado. Os resultados mostraram associação entre a iniciação sexual e idade, já ter ficado com alguém sem vontade, ter a maior parte dos amigos com experiência sexual e estar namorando, o que revelou indícios de que os pares parecem exercer certa influência na opção pela iniciação sexual.Considerando que la literatura enfatiza la estrecha relación entre el inicio de la vida sexual y la presión ejercida por los pares, fue realizada una investigación para identificar la presencia de la presión social para la iniciación sexual de adolescentes, a partir de relacionamientos con su grupo de pares. Participaran 363 individuos, con edad entre 15 y 19 años, una muestra fue representativa de los adolescentes registrados en una unidad del Programa de Salud de la Familia de la ciudad de São Paulo. Fue utilizado cuestionario estructurado y auto-aplicado. Los resultados mostraron asociación entre la iniciación sexual y la edad, ya haber estado con alguien sin voluntad, tener amigos, en su mayoría con experiencia sexual y estar enamorando, lo que revela indicios de que los pares parecen ejercer cierta influencia para optar por la iniciación sexual.Considering that scientific articles have emphasized the link between the onset of sexual life and peer pressure, the aim of this study was to identify peer pressure in the adolescents' sexual initiation from the point of view of their relationship with the group of

  4. Drug addiction and sexual dysfunction.

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    Zaazaa, Adham; Bella, Anthony J; Shamloul, Rany

    2013-09-01

    This article attempts to review the most current and the well-established facts concerning drug addiction and sexual dysfunction. Surprisingly, even though alcohol is prevalent in many societies with many myths surrounding its sexual-enhancing effects, current scientific research cannot provide a solid conclusion on its effect on sexual function. Unfortunately, the same concept applies to tobacco smoking; however, most of the current knowledge tends to support the notion that it, indeed, can negatively affect sexual function. Similar ambiguities also prevail with substances of abuse. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Sexuality and the older woman.

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    Tremayne, Penny; Norton, Wendy

    2017-07-27

    Sexual health is a key public health issue. The older woman faces a number of changes to her sexual health, wellbeing and sexuality. These changes result in many older women having to adapt to a series of complex transitions that can be challenging. This article aims to identify and explore some of these changes and how they can have a significant impact on women's quality of life. Nurses play an important role in assessing and helping women to manage normal and pathological age-related changes in order to improve the sexual health of older women and ensure they receive the advice and support needed at this stage of their life.

  6. Hormonal Changes and Sexual Dysfunction.

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    Zhou, Eric S; Frederick, Natasha N; Bober, Sharon L

    2017-11-01

    Sexual dysfunction is a common concern for many patients with cancer after treatment. Hormonal changes as a result of cancer-directed therapy can affect both male and female sexual health. This has the potential to significantly impact patients' quality of life, but is underreported and undertreated in the oncology setting. This review discusses commonly reported sexual issues and the role that hormonal changes play in this dysfunction. Although medical and psychosocial intervention strategies exist, there is a clear need for further research to formally develop programming that can assist people whose sexual health has been impacted by cancer treatment. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Sexual harassment: identifying risk factors.

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    O'Hare, E A; O'Donohue, W

    1998-12-01

    A new model of the etiology of sexual harassment, the four-factor model, is presented and compared with several models of sexual harassment including the biological model, the organizational model, the sociocultural model, and the sex role spillover model. A number of risk factors associated with sexually harassing behavior are examined within the framework of the four-factor model of sexual harassment. These include characteristics of the work environment (e.g., sexist attitudes among co-workers, unprofessional work environment, skewed sex ratios in the workplace, knowledge of grievance procedures for sexual harassment incidents) as well as personal characteristics of the subject (e.g., physical attractiveness, job status, sex-role). Subjects were 266 university female faculty, staff, and students who completed the Sexual Experience Questionnaire to assess the experience of sexual harassment and a questionnaire designed to assess the risk factors stated above. Results indicated that the four-factor model is a better predictor of sexual harassment than the alternative models. The risk factors most strongly associated with sexual harassment were an unprofessional environment in the workplace, sexist atmosphere, and lack of knowledge about the organization's formal grievance procedures.

  8. Developmental Trajectories of Religiosity, Sexual Conservatism and Sexual Behavior among Female Adolescents

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    Aalsma, Matthew C.; Woodrome, Stacy E.; Downs, Sarah M.; Hensel, Devon; Zimet, Gregory D.; Orr, Don P.; Fortenberry, J. Dennis

    2013-01-01

    Understanding the role of socio-sexual cognitions and religiosity on adolescent sexual behavior could guide adolescent sexual health efforts. The present study utilized longitudinal data from 328 young women to assess the role of religion and socio-sexual cognitions on sexual behavior accrual (measuring both coital and non-coital sexual behavior). In the final triple conditional trajectory structural equation model, religiosity declined over time and then increased to baseline levels. Additionally, religiosity predicted decreased sexual conservatism and decreased sexual conservatism predicted increased sexual behavior. The final models are indicative of young women's increasing accrual of sexual experience, decreasing sexual conservatism and initial decreasing religiosity. The results of this study suggest that decreased religiosity affects the accrual of sexual experience through decreased sexual conservatism. Effective strategies of sexual health promotion should include an understanding of the complex role of socio-sexual attitudes with religiosity. PMID:24215966

  9. The importance of feeling sexually attractive: Can it predict an individual's experience of their sexuality and sexual relationships across gender and sexual orientation?

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    Amos, Natalie; McCabe, Marita

    2017-10-01

    Limited research exists on the implications of feeling sexually attractive for various aspects of sexuality and sexual relationships. This article examined associations between self-perceived sexual attractiveness and sexual esteem, sexual satisfaction and amount of sexual experience, among both men and women who identified as heterosexual (n = 1017), gay or lesbian (n = 1225) or bisexual (n = 651). Results of the study demonstrated that positive self-perceptions of sexual attractiveness predicted greater sexual esteem, greater sexual satisfaction, a higher frequency of sexual activity with others and a larger number of sexual partners among both men and women who identified as heterosexual, gay, lesbian or bisexual. The findings suggest that feeling sexually attractive may have implications for how an individual experiences their sexuality and sexual relationships regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. The importance of considering an individual's self-perceptions of sexual attractiveness when they present with concerns related to their sexual experiences or relationships, and the potential benefits of educational and therapeutic interventions designed to enhance self-perceptions of sexual attractiveness are discussed. © 2015 International Union of Psychological Science.

  10. Estudo Exploratório sobre a Violência entre Irmãos em Portugal

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    Inês Carvalho Relva

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A violência entre irmãos é uma das formas mais comuns de violência familiar. Este estudo pretendeu caracterizar este problema em Portugal, numa amostra de 588 estudantes universitários. Os diferentes tipos de violência (física, psicológica e sexual foram avaliados com as "Revised Conflict Tactics Scales - Sibling Version". Procedeu-se a análises descritivas exploratórias das distribuições das principais variáveis, recorreu-se ao teste do χ2 e a análises de covariância múltipla. Os resultados indicaram que a violência entre irmãos é muito frequente no início da adolescência; os rapazes perpetraram significativamente mais atos de violência física (p <0,001 e sexual (p <0,05 do que as raparigas, mas foram também, física (p <0,001 e sexualmente (p <0,05, mais vitimizados. Também as díades masculinas apresentaram níveis de violência física e sexual significativamente superiores aos de todas as outras díades, indicando claramente a reciprocidade do fenómeno. Os resultados foram discutidos segundo perspetivas de 'normalização de agressões' (dissonância cognitiva; Hardy, Beers, Burguess, & Taylor, 2010 e do 'ciclo de violência', as quais explicam a manutenção de comportamentos abusivos entre irmãos e a sua possível transferência para outras relações.

  11. From global discourse to local action: the makings of a sexual rights movement?

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    Jonathan Garcia

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the development of discourses around sexual rights, linking tendencies in official global dialogues with national and local realities. Recognizing some of the factors that have facilitated or impeded discourses and action to promote sexual rights around the world, we explore the principles and processes of framing sexual rights and sexual citizenship. We consider political opportunity and the mobilization of resources as important as cultural and emotional interpretations of sexual rights in conceptualizing a "sexual rights movement". Throughout the paper we question whether a movement based on solidarity can be forged between different social movements (i.e., feminist movements, HIV/AIDS movements, LGBT movements, etc. that are advocating for distinct sexual rights. While theoretically sexual rights range from protection from sexual violation to the celebration of sexual pleasure, in reality the agendas of sexual rights movements are still largely fragmented, heteronormative, and focused on negative rights.Este artigo enfoca o desenvolvimento de discursos que circundam os direitos sexuais juntando tendências em diálogos globais oficiais com realidades nacionais e locais. Reconhecendo alguns fatores que têm facilitado ou impedido discursos e ações que promovam direitos sexuais ao redor do mundo, nós exploramos os princípios e processos onde se enquadram os direitos sexuais e a cidadania sexual. Nós consideramos que as oportunidades políticas e a mobilização de recursos são tão importantes para a conceitualização de um movimento pelos direitos sexuais quanto as interpretações culturais e emocionais dos direitos sexuais. Ao longo deste artigo, nós questionamos se um movimento baseado na solidariedade pode ser forjado entre movimentos diferentes (por exemplo, movimentos feministas, HIV/Aids, movimentos GLBT, etc. que estão reivindicando direitos sexuais distintos. Enquanto teoricamente os direitos sexuais v

  12. Influência recíproca entre atividade profissional e vida familiar: percepção de pais/mães Influencia recíproca entre actividad profesional y vida familiar: percepción de padres/madres Reciprocal influence between professional activity and family life: perceptions of fathers/mothers

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    Laurelize Pereira Rocha

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Mensurar a influência, tanto da vida familiar na atividade profissional como da atividade profissional na vida familiar. MÉTODOS: Estudo exploratório descritivo de abordagem quantitativa, que utilizou um questionário com duas versões - feminina e masculina - aplicado em amostra de 92 casais com filhos de idade até seis anos, residentes na cidade do Rio Grande - RS. RESULTADOS: Constatou-se que o cansaço físico e mental relacionado ao trabalho, influenciou nas tarefas familiares, causando desânimo e irritabilidade. Os homens apresentaram maior preocupação com o pouco tempo disponível em família em razão da profissão. Visualizou-se como muito influente o apoio familiar, tornando o diálogo contribuinte na resolução dos problemas profissionais e na criação de um ambiente propício ao enfrentamento dos desafios impostos pelo trabalho. Os pais consideraram que a vida familiar não prejudica sua atividade profissional, mas referiram influência do pensamento familiar no trabalho. CONCLUSÃO: Poucas influências foram identificadas que prejudicam a conciliação entre vida familiar e atividade profissional, o que, no geral, contrariou demais estudos encontrados na literatura.OBJETIVO: Medir la influencia, tanto de la vida familiar en la actividad profesional como de la actividad profesional en la vida familiar. MÉTODOS: Estudio exploratorio descriptivo de abordaje cuantitativo, que utilizó un cuestionario con dos versiones - femenina y masculina - aplicado en una muestra de 92 parejas con hijos de edad hasta seis años, residentes en ciudad de Rio Grande - RS. RESULTADOS: Se constató que el cansancio físico y mental relacionado al trabajo, influyó en las tareas familiares, causando desánimo e irritabilidad. Los hombres presentaron mayor preocupación con el poco tiempo disponible para la familia en razón de la profesión. El apoyo familiar se visualizó como muy influyente, volviéndose el diálogo como contribuyente

  13. The Impact of Aging on Human Sexuality.

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    Rienzo, Barbara A.

    1985-01-01

    Lay persons and professionals need to be educated on the effects of aging on human sexuality. Effective communication techniques and accurate sexuality information can lead to prevention of psychosocial problems and sexual dysfunction. (Author/DF)

  14. Sexuality and Aging: An Overview for Counselors.

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    Capuzzi, Dave

    1982-01-01

    Discusses male and female sexual response in aging adults. Describes common medical problems and their relationship to sexuality in older adults. Considers common surgeries including hysterectomy, mastectomy, and prostatectomy and sexuality in older adults. Discusses implications for counselors. (RC)

  15. Especially for Teens: You and Your Sexuality

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    ... QUESTIONS FAQ042 ESPECIALLY FOR TEENS You and Your Sexuality (Especially for Teens) • What happens during puberty? • What ... feelings expressed? There are many ways to express sexuality. Sexual intercourse is one way. Others include masturbation , ...

  16. Frecuencia de disfunción sexual en un grupo de pacientes diabéticas mexicanas Frequency of sexual dysfunction in a group of Mexican diabetic patients

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    Claudia Edith Gaspar Ramón

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la diabetes mellitus es el trastorno endocrino más frecuente en el mundo. Las complicaciones crónicas de esta enfermedad como la retinopatía, nefropatía y neuropatía tienen origen en los efectos vasculares, sin embargo existen otras complicaciones menos evidentes como las que ocurren a nivel de la función sexual. Objetivo: identificar si existe una mayor frecuencia de disfunción sexual en pacientes portadoras de diabetes mellitus tipo 2 en comparación con pacientes no diabéticas. Métodos: se realizó un estudio de casos y controles en la Unidad de Medicina Familiar "Marina Nacional" de la Ciudad de México. Fueron seleccionadas 32 pacientes portadoras de Diabetes Mellitus tipo 2 de 35 a 50 años de edad con más de dos años de evolución de la enfermedad. El grupo control se integró con 32 pacientes que acudieron a la misma unidad médica por otras causas diferentes a enfermedades crónicas, con el mismo rango de edad. A ambos grupos se les aplicó el cuestionario de autoevaluación estandarizado Arizona Sexual Experience Scale, posteriormente se correlacionó el grado de control metabólico y el tiempo de evolución de la enfermedad con la presencia de disfunción sexual. Resultados: se identificó mayor presencia de disfunción sexual en las pacientes portadoras de diabetes mellitus que en pacientes no diabéticas. No encontramos evidencia de asociación entre disfunción sexual y tiempo de evolución de la diabetes, así como tampoco entre disfunción sexual y control metabólico. Conclusiones: la disfunción sexual femenina se presentó con mayor frecuencia en mujeres diabéticas.Background: diabetes Mellitus is the most frequent endocrine disorder in the world. The chronic complications of this disease such as retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy originated from vascular effects although there are other less evident complications as the ones that occur at the sexual function level. Objective: to identify if

  17. Violência sexual e sua prevalência em adolescentes de Porto Alegre, Brasil

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    Polanczyk Guilherme Vanoni

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência da exposição à violência sexual entre adolescentes estudantes de escolas estaduais. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionadas 52 escolas estaduais de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil, com ensino fundamental completo, por meio de um processo de amostragem aleatória, estratificada de acordo com o tamanho das escolas. Foi selecionada, em cada escola, uma turma de oitava série por sorteio aleatório e foram incluídos todos os adolescentes presentes nas salas de aula que consentiram em participar do estudo. Foi utilizado o instrumento Triagem da Exposição de Crianças à Violência na Comunidade para identificar jovens que foram vítimas, testemunhas ou que conheciam vítimas de atos de violência sexual. RESULTADOS: Foram incluídos 1.193 adolescentes, representando 10,3% dos alunos matriculados na oitava série da rede estadual da cidade. Vinte e sete (2,3% adolescentes relataram ter sido vítimas de violência sexual, 54 (4,5% ter sido testemunhas de algum tipo de violência sexual e 332 (27,9% relataram conhecer alguém que tenha sido vítima de violência sexual. CONCLUSÕES: A exposição à violência sexual pelas três formas de contato relatadas mostrou-se freqüente entre os adolescentes estudados. São necessários estudos que abordem a violência sexual como um fenômeno social amplo, com múltiplos fatores associados, amparando estratégias comunitárias de prevenção e de tratamento.

  18. Violencia sexual y problemas asociados en una muestra de usuarias de un centro de salud

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    Ramos-Lira Luciana

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Estimar la frecuencia de diferentes formas de violencia sexual y su asociación con sintomatología depresiva, ideación e intento suicida, y uso de alcohol y otras drogas alguna vez en la vida. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal, hecho en un centro de salud oficial de México, D.F., México, entre febrero y marzo de 1998. La muestra estuvo constituida por 345 mujeres usuarias del establecimiento asistencial las cuales, en el momento del estudio, vivían con pareja. Se calcularon proporciones para observar la frecuencia de tres diferentes formas de violencia sexual, y ji cuadrada para compararlas en cuanto a los problemas mencionados. Resultados. De las mujeres, 19% señaló haber sido objeto de tocamientos sexuales contra su voluntad al menos alguna vez en su vida, en tanto 11% habían sido violadas y 5% fueron forzadas a tocar los órganos sexuales de otra persona contra su voluntad. Una de cada cinco mujeres reportó haber experimentado alguna violencia sexual dentro de la relación de pareja. Se encontró una asociación significativa entre algunas formas de violencia sexual y la depresión, la ideación e intento suicida y el uso de psicofármacos. Conclusiones. La violencia sexual es un problema grave de salud pública que requiere implementar programas de capacitación para obtener una respuesta especializada de los proveedores de salud. El texto completo en inglés de este artículo está disponible en: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.html

  19. O direito internacional privado acerca dos casamentos e parcerias entre pessoas do mesmo sexo no contexto do Mercosul

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    Bruno Rodrigues de Almeida

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho aborda certos aspectos do Direito Internacional Privado aplicáveis às projeções intersistemáticas dos casamentos e parcerias entre pessoas do mesmo sexo no contexto do Mercosul, tendo em vista que três dos cinco Estados-Partes do Tratado de Assunção (Argentina, Brasil e Uruguai já efetivamente regulamentam efeitos jurídicos às parcerias entre os indivíduos do mesmo gênero. O obejtivo deste estudo é demonstrar como a aplicação da lei material estrangeira e a cooperação jurídica internacional podem significar a proteção da dignidade humana e do direito fundamental à liberdade de orientação sexual no cenário mercosulino.

  20. Social and Sexual Risk Factors among Sexual Minority Youth

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    2015-01-01

    This study explores the characteristics and risk behaviors of sexual minority high school students using the 2011 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Among 3,043 students surveyed, 8% of students identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or unsure, and 7% reported having contact with same-sex partners. Findings indicate sexual minority students…

  1. Responses Following Sexual and Non-Sexual Assault.

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    Rothbaum, Barbara Olasov; And Others

    Assault victims exhibit a variety of emotional responses including fear, depression, and sexual impairment. For most assault victims, these responses decline over time. This study examined the pattern of post-assault responses during the first 12 weeks and compared the pattern of responses following rape with non-sexual criminal assault reactions.…

  2. Psychopathology and Deviant Sexual Arousal in Incarcerated Sexual Offenders.

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    Serin, Ralph C.; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Investigates the relationship between psychopathology and deviant sexual arousal in sexual offenders (n=65), with approximately equal numbers of rapists and child molesters. Differentiating between rapists, extrafamilial pedophiles, and incest offenders revealed that the relationship between psychopathology and arousal was most apparent for…

  3. Postpartum Resumption of Sexual Activity, Sexual Morbidity and ...

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    ... to ascertain their socio.demographic and obstetric features, sexual activity, time to coital resumption, reasons for resumption and non.resumption of intercourse, sexual problems encountered and contraceptive usage. Statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS version 16 for windows (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA).

  4. Where Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence and Title IX Intersect

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    Abel, Kimberly

    2017-01-01

    Sexual harassment and sexual violence are complex social issues and a prevalent problem on college and university campuses. College students are an "at risk" population because of their age, developmental stage, proximity to one another, and their access to social activities influenced by peer pressure, alcohol, and other drugs. In this…

  5. Facilitating Sexual Health: Intimacy Enhancement Techniques for Sexual Dysfunction.

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    Southern, Stephen

    1999-01-01

    Asserts that, although technological advances afford opportunities for reclaiming sexual functioning, even among individuals with chronic illness or devastating injury, they cannot ensure that sexual outlet will facilitate intimacy in a committed relationship. Explains how sex therapy addresses dysfunction in an essential relational context, and…

  6. Assessment of Magnitude of Sexually Transmitted Infections, Sexual ...

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    HIV transmission with drug use and needle sharing, tattooing with homemade and ... it forms high risk settings because of unprotected sexual relations, prostitution, rapes, and .... Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviors of Prisoners ... (76.9%) considered themselves as heterosexual and 3 (23.1%) as homosexuals.

  7. Sexual dysfunction associated with infertility' A comparison of sexual ...

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    In a study of 40 couples with primary infertility, the 'need to perform' over the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle was assessed. In 50% of women there was a statistically increased incidence of sexual dysfunction during this phase; loss of libido was the commonest dysfunction. In 30% of men a decrease in sexual function ...

  8. Homens adolescentes e vida sexual: heterogeneidades nas motivações que cercam a iniciação sexual Adolescent males and sex life: heterogeneous motivations related to sexual debut

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    Ana Luiza Vilela Borges

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Buscou-se descrever a trajetória afetivo-amorosa e razões para o início ou adiamento da vida sexual de adolescentes do sexo masculino, por meio de entrevistas com 184 homens de 15 a 19 anos de idade, residentes no Município de São Paulo, Brasil, em 2002. O início da vida sexual ocorreu, entre outros, por conta da atração física, da curiosidade e do desejo de perder a virgindade, sugerindo um caráter mais próximo do papel social masculino. Por outro lado, a maior parte dos adolescentes virgens justificou sua opção por questões de ordem romântica, como não ter encontrado a pessoa certa ou porque gostaria de casar-se virgem. Os resultados revelaram um duplo padrão social em que há a valorização do sentimento de amor e entrega à pessoa amada simultaneamente à premência física e instintiva para o sexo. Padrões tradicionais de masculinidade, como a dissociação entre sexo e amor, parecem estar sendo transpostos no tocante à iniciação sexual, revelando diversidade nos modos de viver a sexualidade na adolescência que, por sua vez, estão relacionados à saúde sexual e reprodutiva dos homens e suas parcerias.This article describes male adolescents' affective history and reasons for initiating or postponing sexual activity, using interviews with 184 males ages 15 to 19 and residing in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2002. Factors for sexual debut included physical attraction, curiosity, and the desire to lose their virginity, suggesting a profile similar to the male social role. Most of the virgin adolescent males justified their choice based on issues of a romantic order, such as not having found the right person or because they preferred to remain virgin until marrying. The results showed a dual social pattern, valuing the feeling of love and deliverance to the loved one, simultaneously with the pressing physical and instinctive desire for sex. Traditional patterns of masculinity, like the dissociation between sex and

  9. Relación actitudes-conocimientos sobre diversidad sexual en una muestra universitaria colombiana

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    Freddy Franco-Morales

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    Full Text Available Este artículo de investigación se interesa en las relaciones entre las actitudes del futuro personal docente hacia la homosexualidad y la bisexualidad, y sus conocimientos sobre roles sexuales, comportamientos sexuales y realidades de jóvenes homosexuales y bisexuales. Una muestra de 114 estudiantes universitarios en educación respondió un cuestionario para identificar sus conocimientos y actitudes. Los resultados de los análisis descriptivos evidencian que la muestra tiene poco conocimiento sobre los temas evaluados y una actitud “ni positiva ni negativa” hacia la homosexualidad y la bisexualidad. Además, los resultados de los análisis de correlación establecen una relación positiva entre las actitudes y los conocimientos aquí tratados.

  10. Sexual rights and sexual cultures: reflections on "the Zuma affair" and "new masculinities" in the South Africa

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    Steven Robins

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper is divided into three sections. The first section focuses on the contested nature of the sexual politics that surrounded the Jacob Zuma rape trial. This sexual politics was not simply the background to the "real" politics of the leadership succession battle between pro-Mbeki and pro-Zuma factions. The rise of sexual politics after apartheid, this paper argues, has largely been due to the politicization of sexuality and masculinity in response to HIV/AIDS. Section two examines the ways in which ideas about "traditional" Zulu masculinity were represented and performed in the Zuma trial, introducing the tension between universalistic sexual rights and particularistic sexual cultures. The third section of the paper is concerned with innovative attempts by a group of young men in Cape Town to create "alternative masculinities" (Connell, 1996 in a time of HIV and AIDS.Este artigo encontra-se dividido em três partes: a primeira enfoca a contestada natureza da política sexual que esteve no entorno do julgamento do estupro cometido por Jacob Zuma. Essa política sexual não foi simplesmente a sustentação da "verdadeira" política da luta pela sucessão na liderança das facções pró-Mbeki e pró-Zuma. Este artigo argumenta que o aumento das políticas sexuais depois do apartheid deve-se amplamente à politização da sexualidade e masculinidade em resposta ao HIV e à Aids; a segunda parte examina as formas pelas quais as idéias sobre masculinidade zulu tradicional foram representadas e demonstradas no julgamento de Zuma, apresentando a tensão entre os direitos sexuais universais e as culturas sexuais particulares; a terceira parte preocupa-se com as tentativas inovadoras por parte de grupos de homens jovens na Cidade do Cabo de criar "masculinidades alternativas" (Connel, 1996 nos tempos de HIV e Aids.

  11. Child sexual abuse

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    Khalid, N.

    2001-01-01

    Background: Child sexual abuse with significant impact on victim's physical, mental and social health has now been recognized as existing on an appreciable scale worldwide. Diversity of opinions exist about the concept, types, prevalence and repercussions along with a paucity of systematic and scientific work in the developing world including Pakistan. Objective: This paper aims at reviewing the literature for clarification of concept, update of estimates and correlates, and to identify lines for future research. Data sources: The literature was search through BMJ-Medline for international data, supplemented by local data through CPSP-MEDLIP service. The search term child sexual abuse with associated sub-heads were used. No constraint of time period, publication type or source applied except english Language version Comparative findings: Wide variations identified in conceptual boundaries with consequent impact on prevalence estimates. Agreement found for its existence as an international problem with rates ranging from 7% - 36% for women and 3% - 29% for men. Female abused 1.5-3 times more than male with exponential high rates in age group 3-6 years and 8-11 years. In 2/3 cases the perpetrator identified belonged to nuclear or extended family. Significant association exists with early onset of psychiatric ailments like substance abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders and depression. Conclusion and Suggestion: The need for extensive research studies in immense in developing countries like Pakistan where environmental circumstances suggest its presence at rates higher than the identified elsewhere. In addition to facilitate awareness and perhaps to clarify the concept as well as the prevalence of child sexual abuse researchers need to select methodologies and instruments with international comparison in mind. (author)

  12. Identidad sexual y performatividad

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    Córdoba García, David

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available This text intends to approach the question of sexual identity as it has been defined in queer theory, and particularly in Judith Butler's work. The notion of performativity, closely related to a conception of the social as an open field of power relations where all identity is a contingent and precarious stabilization, leads to a politicization of identity that implies a second step further from its denaturalization. Identity is the place from which we can articulate a resistance politics, and its open and incomplete character is what allows its resignification.

  13. Lenin, sexuality and psychoanalysis.

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    Chemouni, Jacquy

    2004-01-01

    While Trotsky's relatively favourable adherence to Freudian ideas is well documented, little is known about Lenin's attitude toward psychoanalysis. The author's extensive research shows that, far from being the follower of Freudian ideas depicted by some historians, the father of the October Revolution rejected psychoanalytic theory and, in particular, the perspective he considered "idealistic" and the importance attributed to sexuality. Lenin's prudish personality, the influence of his wife Nadezhda Krupskaya and their ideology resulted in the exclusion of psychoanalysis from the construction of the New Man that Marxism was planning to undertake in Russia.

  14. La resistenza, entre memoria y revisionismo

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    Massimiliano Vellini

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available La Resistenza es sin duda un momento clave de la historia italiana del siglo XX. Pero, a pesar de haber sido narrada en muchas obras tanto literarias como en ensayos, aún hay detalles e historias que quizás no sean conocidas por el público no especializado. Además, sobre todo en los últimos años, ha habido cada vez un mayor número de obras de periodistas o historiadores que han dado del movimiento una visión bastante alejada de la tradicionalmente dominante. En este artículo queremos dar una idea de estos episodios menos conocidos de la Resistenza partigiana y de la diatriba entre diferentes visiones de la misma.

  15. Para tener entre manos una revista

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    Gabriel Giannone

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    Full Text Available Consideramos importante rescatar el trabajo colectivo y acumulado que precede y sucede a la labor de intermediación académica que realiza una revista. Para ello recordamos una clásica frase prologal: el texto que usted tiene en sus manos. Con cierta ironía, porque quizás muy pocos de los lectores puedan tener entre manos y oler el papel impreso de Chasqui. Desde sus pantallas, sus tablets o sus teléfonos la intención es que se comprenda este número como un solo cuerpo. Y al mismo tiempo, como un esfuerzo colectivo. Alrededor de él están las propuestas, lecturas y análisis de cientos de autores, revisores externos y lectores.

  16. Iniciação sexual de homens adolescentes The onset of sexual activity in male adolescents

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    Daniela Gubert

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    Full Text Available Trata-se de pesquisa quantitativa que teve como objetivo investigar a iniciação sexual de adolescentes do sexo masculino em Concórdia, Santa Catarina. Participaram da mesma 340 adolescentes do sexo masculino, com idades entre 14 e 19 anos, que freqüentavam o ensino médio em seis instituições de ensino do município de Concórdia, que aceitaram participar e que trouxeram o Termo de Consentimento Livre e Esclarecido assinado pelos pais ou responsáveis. Destes, 69,7% afirmaram ter relações sexuais, sendo que a média de idade da primeira relação foi de 14,4 anos, menor que a média nacional de 15 anos. A primeira relação sexual ocorreu com uma ficante para 45,1% e 64,2% afirmaram que o principal motivo para a mesma foi vontade/tesão. A maioria (74,2% qualificou a experiência como boa ou muito boa. O uso da camisinha foi apontado como método utilizado na primeira relação sexual por 73,8% dos adolescentes e como método usado em todas as relações por 72,5%. Alguns adolescentes relataram não conversar sobre sexualidade, mas a maioria aponta os amigos como principal fonte de informações sobre sexo. Frente ao exposto, fica claro que apesar de terem sua primeira relação sexual cada vez mais precocemente, o diálogo sobre prevenção tem surtido efeito, o que é reforçado pelo uso expressivo do preservativo entre os adolescentes.This quantitative study aimed to investigate the onset of sexual activity in male adolescents from Concordia, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The studied sample consisted of a total of 340 14-19-year-old male adolescents attending secondary school in six local educational institutions, who accepted to answer the questionnaire and whose parents signed the Free and Informed Consent. From these, 69,7% affirmed that they already had sexual relations; the mean age at the first relation was 14,4, lower than national average of 15 years. The first sexual relation occurred with a date in the case of 45,1% and 64

  17. Las relaciones compositivas entre cine y arquitectura

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    Luis Villareal Ugarte

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente texto presenta la cinematografía y, en particular, sus técnicas de creación (construcción como un referente para la proyección de la obra arquitectónica. Se hace una lectura sobre las posibilidades que surgen en el encuentro entre estas dos disciplinas, siempre desde una perspectiva del proyecto arquitectónico, es decir, desde su concepción-composición. El texto se construyó a partir de las técnicas propias del lenguaje cinematográfico, más relacionadas con la proyección espacial arquitectónica, para ir encontrando paralelos entre ambas expresiones artísticas. Con esta intención, se ha echado mano de bibliografía que, desde una perspectiva compositiva, ayude a comprender las posibilidades que representa esta relación. Igualmente, el texto hace referencia a reconocidas obras arquitectónicas que por su misma composición (y experiencia son muestra de esta actitud creadora. Estas obras ayudan a demostrar la propuesta del autor, y el texto trata de ser una invitación para releer su arquitectura desde otra perspectiva que pueda dar pie para la creación de nuevas obras arquitectónicas. Más que expositiva, la intención principal del texto es propositiva para el lector-compositor de los nuevos espacios.

  18. Sexual narcissism and infidelity in early marriage.

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    McNulty, James K; Widman, Laura

    2014-10-01

    There is theoretical reason to believe that narcissism is associated with infidelity. Yet, studies that have examined this association have yielded inconsistent results. Given that these inconsistencies may have emerged because prior studies used global assessments of narcissism that do not capture the extent to which the components of narcissism are activated in the sexual domain, the current research drew from two longitudinal studies of 123 married couples to examine the extent to which sexual narcissism predicted marital infidelity. Consistent with the idea that narcissism predicts sexual behavior when activated in the sexual domain, own sexual narcissism was positively associated with infidelity, controlling for own marital and sexual satisfaction, own globally-assessed narcissism, partner globally-assessed narcissism, and partner sexual narcissism. Helping to explain why this association emerged, further analyses demonstrated that it was driven by all four facets of sexual narcissism-sexual exploitation, grandiose sense of sexual skill, sexual entitlement (Study 1 only), and lack of sexual empathy (husbands only). Additionally, although partner sexual narcissism was unrelated to infidelity on average, partners' grandiose sense of sexual skill and partners' sexual entitlement (Study 2 only) were positively associated with infidelity, and partners' lack of sexual empathy was negatively associated with infidelity (Study 2 only). These findings highlight the benefits of using domain-specific measures of sexual narcissism in research on sexual behavior and the benefits of using domain-specific measures of personality more generally.

  19. Sexual Harassment at Work: A European Experience

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    Artan Çela

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Unwelcome sexual advances, proposition or pressure for sexual activity, offensive flirtations, leering, whistling, making sexually suggestive gestures, sexual jokes, unwanted sexual looks, unwanted letters, telephone call, or materials of a sexual nature, unwanted physical contact, actual or attempting rape or sexual assault, this and more of this conduct if took place in the workplace would amount to a sexual harassment. The sexual harassment at work has become a serious issue of our time. It is an unjustified interference of integrity, dignity and well-being of workers, causing problems from headaches to depression, loss of confidence, panic attacks and perhaps suicide as the only way appearing to be the sole possible relief from the unremitting and frightening behavior. This article presents information concerning the sexual harassment at workplace, covering topics such as, the definitions for sexual harassment in both international and national context, a short history of sexual harassment, types of sexual harassment, effect of sexual harassment, measure to combat and prevent sexual harassment. It offers a short overview in sexual harassment legislation of some industrialized EU Member States and the legal remedies available against sexual harassment. The main purpose of this article is to provide a better understanding and prevention concerning the issue of sexual harassment in workplace.

  20. Sexual Narcissism and Infidelity in Early Marriage

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    McNulty, James K.; Widman, Laura

    2014-01-01

    There is theoretical reason to believe that narcissism is associated with infidelity. Yet, studies that have examined this association have yielded inconsistent results. Given that these inconsistencies may have emerged because prior studies used global assessments of narcissism that do not capture the extent to which the components of narcissism are activated in the sexual domain, the current research drew from two longitudinal studies of 123 married couples to examine the extent to which sexual narcissism predicted marital infidelity. Consistent with the idea that narcissism predicts sexual behavior when activated in the sexual domain, own sexual narcissism was positively associated with infidelity, controlling for own marital and sexual satisfaction, own globally-assessed narcissism, partner globally-assessed narcissism, and partner sexual narcissism. Helping to explain why this association emerged, further analyses demonstrated that it was driven by all four facets of sexual narcissism—sexual exploitation, grandiose sense of sexual skill, sexual entitlement (Study 1 only), and lack of sexual empathy (husbands only). Additionally, although partner sexual narcissism was unrelated to infidelity on average, partners’ grandiose sense of sexual skill and partners’ sexual entitlement (Study 2 only) were positively associated with infidelity, and partners’ lack of sexual empathy was negatively associated with infidelity (Study 2 only). These findings highlight the benefits of using domain-specific measures of sexual narcissism in research on sexual behavior and the benefits of using domain-specific measures of personality more generally. PMID:24696386