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Infections sexuellement transmissibles et contraception : que savent les étudiants de l'université de Caen ?

Abstract : Objective: to assess students' knowledge of STIs and contraception and to define profiles that should be the main targets of the various prevention campaigns. Methods: descriptive study based on self-questionnaires distributed to students at the University of Caen, with no non-inclusion criteria. Results: gonorrhoea, mycoplasma and trichomonas were uncommon (less than 25% of students knew those infections); condom use for sexual practices such as fellatio, cunnilingus and anilingus is unknown (69.9%, 35.1% and 26.6% respectively). Post-exposure prophylaxis and emergency counselling for risk taking sexual practices were known by 51.9% and 57.4% of respondents respectively, and HIV/AIDS screening facilities by 69.8%. Among contraceptive methods, contraceptive pill, condom and IUD were the most common answers, though the understanding of their correct use was poor. Better knowledge of the topics we investigated were found among students who were women, older, in more advanced career, attending Health Science Technology faculties, and having benefited of sexuality education classes. The more students feel informed on the subject, the more they actually knew. Conclusion: a poor knowledge of screening facilities, risks associated with unsafe practices, and, above all, contraception and its use, was highlighted by this study. A set of measures should be reinforced or put in place, in order to inform and educate young people about the risks and the consequences of STIs and unplanned pregnancy.
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Leslie Kouam Youogo. Infections sexuellement transmissibles et contraception : que savent les étudiants de l'université de Caen ?. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03166377⟩



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