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23% of teens have used paulistanas morning after pill

Survey of 600 respondents between 10 and 15 years showed that 75% of girls and 60% boys know the effect of the drug

 
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Survey of 600 young people shows that 75% of girls and 60% of boys between 10 and 15 years, know the effects of the drug to prevent pregnancy

Research conducted by the House Adolescent Unit of the Ministry of Health of São Paulo, points out that 23% of female adolescents had used the morning after pill to prevent pregnancy.

The survey conducted by the service, with 600 respondents aged between 10 and 15 years, still shows that 75% of girls and 60% boys already knew the use of medication to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

However, as a warning Albertina Duarte, coordinator of the State Program on Adolescent Health, the pill exposes users to a risk, especially with regard to sexually transmitted diseases, such as AIDS.

According to data from the Epidemiological Bulletin of the Center for Reference and Training (CRT) STD / AIDS on the Secretariat, in 2011, there were 134 reported cases of the disease in people aged between 10 and 19 years, 25% higher than in 2010, which recorded 107 new cases.

The morning after pill may have a failure rate 15 times higher than the conventional contraceptive explains Albertina.Por this, expert warns that the recommendation that medicine can only be done in emergency cases, supported the educational action of the risks health.

House Adolescent

Inaugurated in 1991, the House Adolescent served as a kind of laboratory for new health policies for youth. With many international awards, the house offers multidisciplinary care through doctors, dentists, speech therapists, social workers, nurses, psychologists and teachers. There are also achievements workshops, chats and group therapy for young people expose their feelings, receiving expert guidance.

In addition, earlier this year, a technical cooperation agreement between the Secretariat and the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo (USP) will nearly triple the services provided by the unit Pinheiros House Adolescent, which will have the ability to perform up to 11,000 calls per month.

The partnership will also make House Adolescent Pines center aimed at teaching special training and expertise in public health in adolescence, promoting knowledge exchange with other countries, such as Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia and Angola.

The service still retains Dial Teen, a communication channel for young people to take your questions about safe sex, birth control, affective relationships, among other topics. Through telephone number (11) 3819-2022, a team of doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers provide guidelines from Monday to Friday, 11am to 14h.

Source: SP NOTICIAS
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