Salud Pública de México

Intervention for the comprehension of menstrual cycle, body function and pregnancy in adolescents from rural context

Lourdes Campero, Leticia Suárez-López, Lizeth Cruz-Jiménez

Resumen


Objective. To measure the impact of an intervention on adolescents’ knowledge of the phase of the menstrual cycle with more likelihood of pregnancy and identify its associated factors. Materials and methods. A quasi-experimental study in two rural communities. Difference-in-differences analyses was performed. Results. There was a 22.1% average reduction in wrong answers on the phase of the menstrual cycle with more likelihood of pregnancy in the intervention group versus the control group (p<0.001). We founded six factors associated with this knowledge: marry and have chil­dren, right to receive education and information on sexual and reproductive health; gender equity; use of the condom; condom self-efficacy; emergency and contraceptive pills. Conclusion. There is a prevailing need to improve -among sexuality topics- basic knowledge of reproductive biology, while at the same time insisting on the benefits of using birth control methods provided for practicing responsible sexuality.


Palabras clave


adolescent; sex education; menstrual cycle; health evaluation; rural community

Texto completo:

PDF (English)


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/9988

Enlaces refback





Salud Pública de México es una publicación periódica electrónica, bimestral, publicada por el Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (con domicilio en Avenida Universidad núm. 655, col. Santa María Ahuacatitlán, Cuernavaca, Morelos, C.P. 62100, teléfono 329-3000, página web, www.insp.mx), con ISSN: 1606-7916 y Reserva de Derechos al Uso Exclusivo con número: 04-2012-071614550600-203, ambos otorgados por el Instituto Nacional del Derecho de Autor. Editor responsable: Carlos Oropeza Abúndez. Responsable de la versión electrónica: Subdirección de Comunicación Científica y Publicaciones, Avenida Universidad núm. 655, planta baja, col. Santa María Ahuacatitlán, Cuernavaca, Morelos, C.P. 62100, teléfono 329 3000. Fecha de última modificación: 11 de abril de 2019. D.R. © por el sitio: Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública.

Gestionando el conocimiento