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MANO, Sonia Maria Figueira; GOUVEIA, Fabio Castro  and  SCHALL, Virgínia Torres. "Love and sex: myths, truths and fantasies":  youth evaluation of the multimedia resource as educational health material. Ciênc. educ. (Bauru) [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.3, pp.647-658. ISSN 1516-7313.

Sex education in schools is advised and agreed as a universal theme in the National Curriculum of the Brazilian Education Ministry. This subject is complex and the proposal expresses specific needs, such as teacher training and the support of educational materials. The Museum of Life, COC/Fiocruz, developed the multimedia resource, "Love and Sex: myths, truths and fantasies" and this study presents the results of the evaluation made by 36 high school students from public schools, in Rio de Janeiro about the multimedia resource. The evaluation identified it as an educational resource, able to promote dialogue and support the the theme sexuality in teaching situations. A multimedia resource, called Answers Notebook, gives a dialogue space between adolescents, allowing  anonymity in the exchange of doubts and ideas, and feeding into a database that allow teachers and professionals to know better how adolescents think. 

Keywords : Education Technology; New Information and Communication Technologies; Health Education; Sexuality; Adolescents.

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