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ALTERIDAD.Revista de Educación

versión On-line ISSN 1390-8642versión impresa ISSN 1390-325X


DA SILVA BRETAS, José Roberto; DE MORAES, Silvia Piedade  y  ZANATTA, Luiz Fabiano. Sexuality and youth: experiences and repercussions. Alteridad [online]. 2018, vol.13, n.2, pp.192-203. ISSN 1390-8642.

The objective of the study is to qualitatively search for the understanding of the perceptions of experiences experienced by young people of both sexes in terms of love and sexual relationships, seeking to evaluate the impacts of these experiences in their lives. The study adopted a qualitative approach, made with 60 participants, aged between 14 and 20 years old, who attended two public high schools in the southern region of the municipality of São Paulo / Brazil. The data were collected using the strategy of the focus group and analyzed through the method of content analysis, type categorical analysis. The results were categorized and their organization made into three themes: incursions in the love field, sexual initiation and the impact on life. At the end of the study, it was concluded that even if it had limitations, it contributed rich and significant content in terms of the love and sexual experiences and consequences in the lives of young people, what will contribute to the discussions on the subject and in new studies.

Palabras clave : Youth; sexual behavior; education in sexuality; sexual health; sexuality.

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