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Psicologia & Sociedade

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Abstract

TONELI, Maria Juracy Filgueiras. Sexual and reproductive rights: some considerations to assist the thinking about the role of psychology and its theorethical production about adolescence. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2004, vol.16, n.1, pp. 151-160. ISSN 1807-0310.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822004000100013.

The objective of this text is to discuss some issues regarding adolescents' sexual and reproductive health, considering two fundamental axes: the notion of sexual and reproductive rights based on what the great conferences promoted by United Nations on the nineties of last century praised and the medical-scientific speech as device which oscillates between government strategies of the populations ("governmentability") and the subject's incitation to be occupied with himself (technologies/self-goverment). The notion of "biopower", according to Foucault, seems to be promising in this discussion which includes the view on the devices that constitute the subject in his double dimension: subjected to someone or to something and tied to his identity through conscience and self-knowledge.

Keywords : biopower; governmentability; sexual health.

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