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Psicologia Clínica

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HEILBORN, Maria Luiza. For a positive agenda of sexual rights of adolescents. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.1, pp. 57-68. ISSN 0103-5665.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-56652012000100005.

This article focuses on the theme of adolescent sexual rights, based on qualitative and quantitative empirical data. Taking into consideration the results obtained with deep interviews and a population survey with youth about knowledge, experience and values about sexuality, the article shows that "talking about sex" is still limited in different social spheres, that is, family, school and health services. The access to information and approach to sexual themes is a fundamental right to adolescents and youth, despite moral convictions that exist in the social environment.

Keywords : adolescence; sexuality; sexual rights; empirical research.

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