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Connaissances des lycéens auvergnats en matière de contraception

Abstract : Introduction: The contraception has an old story which has been througt many stages. Nowadays, many laws govern that and the prevention of unwanted pregnancies is a real public health subject. This prevention requires an efficient use of contraception. For that, some educational sessions have been organized at school. Despite a light decrease during these last years, the voluntary pregnancies interruptions are still too many among the 15 - 17 years old teenagers (9,7 ‰). This number can be explained by a lack of knowledge of contraception. . Population : The main objective of the study being to make a current situation of the knowledge of the high school students from Auvergne, the population was based on the students from nine high schools of Puy-de-Dôme, five of Allier, three of Cantal and three of Haute-Loire. The study was based on the headmaster’s permission and the students’s voluntary. . Method : It was about a transversal observational investigation, realized with quizzes distributed by computer. This quiz was distributed in twenty high schools of the region Auvergne during the beginning of the school year 2015/2016. . Results and discussion : The study has shown some big disparities between the students. If in general some good knowledges were found for the condom and the pill, they degraded for the other methods of contraception. The girls had significantly better knowledges than the boys, especially if they were under contraceptive during the study. Also, if the high school students had have already had sex, their knowledges were of a better standard than the other. The age and the type of school were also two important standard, with some significant differences between groups. . Conclusion : The sexuality and the contraception of the teenagers remain even today a taboo subject. However, this is a theme which requires a special attention to avoid many problems. The students should be better informed to favor a better observance of their contraception.
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Audrey Sureau. Connaissances des lycéens auvergnats en matière de contraception. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2016. ⟨dumas-01558120⟩

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