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Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem

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SAMPAIO FILHO, Francisco Jucier Luz et al. Perception of risk of school adolescents in relation to alcohol consumption and sexual behavior. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.31, n.3, pp.508-514. ISSN 1983-1447.

Alcohol use has been a major precipitating causes of situations of vulnerability in adolescence. The study aims to analyze the risk perception about the relationship of adolescent alcohol use and sexual behavior. The subjects were ten adolescents between 14 and 19, students at a public school in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Exploratory and descriptive qualitative approach based on the technique of focus group and systematized by means of five workshops. Teenagers recognize the risk between alcohol consumption and sexual behavior and emphasize that drinking facilitates the relationships between sexual pairs and indicate the influence of media in this process. The perception of adolescents and their relation to alcohol abuse and its consequences is particularly relevant to the implementation of public policies for preventing and combating alcohol consumption at this stage of growth and development.

Keywords : Adolescent; Alcohol drinking; Sexual behavior.

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