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Vive Revista de Salud

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RUIZ, Aida García  y  PONS, Elena Pérez. Effectiveness of educational intervention to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Vive Rev. Salud [online]. 2023, vol.6, n.18, pp.870-879.  Epub 25-Sep-2023. ISSN 2664-3243.

Sexual and reproductive health, adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections are topics addressed in public health, and there are also different strategies aimed at reducing adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Objective. To determine the effectiveness of the educational intervention in the reduction of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases in adolescents belonging to the Guillermo Ordóñez Gómez Educational Unit, in the Province of Santa Elena, Ecuador, during the period of 21-21-2022. Materials and Methods. A quasi-experimental study was carried out with a population of 148 students, from which the sample was considered in a simple random way, being established in 74 students of 1st grade of General Unified High School and 48 students of 2nd grade. First, a preliminary analysis (initial stage) was carried out to determine the initial situation and the degree of information of the adolescents. Results. Fifty-one percent were 15 years old. According to the locality of the urban area with 52% and the rural area with 48%, 89% reported having knowledge and 3% maybe, in relation to the male condom 63% mentioned that they do know, 32% responded that they did not know, and the satisfaction of the students with the information received was 50% of the beneficiaries were very satisfied with the information received, 30% of the students were satisfied, while 20% were neutral. Conclusions. The educational intervention was adequate, since it increased the level of knowledge of adolescents regarding the topics of Sexual and Reproductive Health for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and there was a level of satisfaction with the information received.

Palabras clave : Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Reproductive Health; Sexuality.

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