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Étude des connaissances des étudiants auvergnats sur la contraception et les infections sexuellement transmissibles

Abstract : Background : Although sex education at school is mandatory, young people are still the most affected by STIs. The emergence of new contraceptive means makes it easier to overcome the constraints associated with taking the pill. However, the use of emergency contraception and the rate of abortion remain steady. Methods : The main aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of auvergnats students regarding contraception and sexually transmitted infections. This study brought together a staff of 422 students from 20 different fields. Results : The average knowledge score is 8.6 ± 11.7 out of a total of 19 points. The knowledge score on contraception is 4.7 ± 2.2 out of 13 points and the average score on STIs is 2.9 ± 1.3 out of 6 points. Discussion : The situations exposing them to a risk of pregnancy and the appropriate behavior to adopt are little known to the students. The different existing types of STIs, and their modes of transmission are well known. Students also appear to be well informed about HPV infection, prevention and screening. These results are in agreement with those found in the literature. conclusion : Gaps persist, especially regarding contraception and prevention of unexpected pregnancies. Pursuing sexuality education throughout higher education and promoting sexual health prevention among healthcare professionals working with young people appears to be essential.
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Florine Leclerc. Étude des connaissances des étudiants auvergnats sur la contraception et les infections sexuellement transmissibles. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03248005⟩



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