2016, Number 1
Rev Med UV 2016; 16 (1)
Sexual high risk practices associated with drug and alcohol use in high school and university students
Fernández CC, Rodríguez KSE, Pérez IV, Córdova AAJ
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ABSTRACTObjective: The study aimed to identify risk sexual practices associated with alcohol and other drug use in mexican students from upper secondary and higher education. Design: A non-experimental, cross-sectional comparative survey with survey design was used, by a writ expressly made . Sample: The study sample was made up of 400 students from upper secondary and higher education from public schools in Mexico City. Scale: It was developed a scale of 48 items about aspects of sexual life of young people, such as age of onset, risk practices, recreational contexts associated with sexual activity, use of alcohol and drugs, etc. Results:The results show an early onset of sexual life and a significant percentage of students who have had unsafe sex among which include: relations under the influence of drugs (40%), sex without a condom (53%), more than one sexual partner at the same time (20.0%) and sex with strangers (25.6%). Conclusions:The results stress the need to develop preventive strategies aimed at promoting self-care practices and demystify beliefs associated with alcohol and other drugs in the sexual realm.