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Title in Portuguese: Knowledge of female prisoners in a city of Ceará, Brazil, about sexually transmitted diseases
Author: Calou, Cinthia Gondim Pereira
Wasidi, Camila Fonseca
Figueiredo, Maria de Fátima Esmeraldo Ramos de
Nicolau, Ana Izabel Oliveira
Pinheiro, Ana Karina Bezerra
Castro, Régia Christina Moura Barbosa
Aquino, Priscila de Souza
Keywords: Saúde da Mulher
Saúde Sexual e Reprodutiva
Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis
Issue Date: Aug-2014
Publisher: Open Journal of Nursing
Citation: CALOU, C. G. P. et al. Knowledge of female prisoners in a city of Ceará, Brazil, about sexually transmitted diseases. Open Journal of Nursing, v. 4, n. 9, p. 630-636, ago. 2014.
Abstract: Exploratory study was conducted in the Crato Public Prison, State of Ceará, Brazil, aiming to understand the knowledge and experiences related to the preventive aspects of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in the prison context. The target population of the study consisted of 14 female inmates, 10 of whom agreed to participate. Data collection occurred in June 2012 through recorded semi-structured individual interviews. We investigated quantitative, socio-demographic and sexual variables. In qualitative data analysis, we applied the Meaning Interpretation Method. The female vulnerability was aggravated by the early onset of sexual activity, lack of knowledge about STDs, non-adoption of preventive measures and history of prostitution. The following categories emerged from the qualitative assessment: Knowledge about STD/AIDS versus Personal Experience; Use of contraception as STD/AIDS prevention within the Public Jail; Habits of inmates: alcohol and tobacco; and Characterization of the conjugal visit area.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 2162-5336 Print
2162-5344 Online
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