Sex education from the perspective of adolescent students, teachers, and managers of Elementary School in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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Title Sex education from the perspective of adolescent students, teachers, and managers of Elementary School in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Creator Neto de Menezes, Maria Lucia
Figueiroa, Maria das Neves
Neto, Waldemar Brandão
Oliveira Júnior, Gentil Paiva de
Lourenço, Bruna Layza Gonçalves
Falcão, Thaísa Cristina Xavier Soares Arruda
Barbosa, Bárbara Albuquerque
Description Sexuality in adolescence is a major focus of interest and concern for parents and educators, thus family and school involvement is indispensable for adolescent sex education. This article analyzes educational scenarios, themes, and difficulties related to sex education, from the perspective of adolescent students, managers, and teachers from Brazilian public schools. This is a cross-sectional, exploratory, and descriptive survey, developed in 5 schools from the 2nd political-administrative region (PAR) of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. The sample consisted of 196 individuals (168 teenagers, 19 teachers, and 9 managers) and data was obtained through interviews, conducted in September and October 2017. The results indicate that the school infrastructure has deficiencies in relation to: living spaces, teaching scenarios, teacher education, dialogue with families, and integration with other teaching and health institutions. All this contributes to the persistence of sex education as a theme of biology-based classes. It is concluded that psychological, cultural, and relational aspects of healthy and safe sexuality persist as knowledge gaps according to the teenagers themselves, something which indicates the need to expand spaces for dialogue and embracement of human diversity within the school environment.
Publisher International Medical Society
Date 2020-01-08
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source International Archives of Medicine; Vol 12 (2019)
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Maria Lucia Neto de Menezes, Maria das Neves Figueiroa, Waldemar Brandão Neto, Gentil Paiva de Oliveira Júnior, Bruna Layza Gonçalves Lourenço, Thaísa Cristina Xavier Soares Arruda Falcão, Bárbara Albuquerque Barbosa (Author)

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