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Escola Anna Nery

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SOUSA, Leilane Barbosa de  and  BARROSO, Maria Grasiela Teixeira. STD in scope of long-term relationships: cultural analysis based on women's perspective. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1, pp.123-130. ISSN 1414-8145.

This study aimed to analyze the meaning of STD contamination for the women with stable union. The present study is an ethnographical research, based on Theory of Cultural Care. The study was developed in the Center of Family Development (CEDEFAM) and in seven women's family context for nine months. The results showed that the STD diagnosis influences on women's sexual behavior. On the other hand, it was verified that men seem to behave as having a secondary role in the process and still consider the problem a feminine one. As a conclusion, it was noticed the importance of the approach of culture in Health Education actions for the promotion of couple's sexual and reproductive health.

Keywords : Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Womens's Health; Nursing.

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