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GIRALDO PINEDA, Álvaro; FORERO PULIDO, Constanza  e  POSADA ROMERO, Luisa Fernanda. Sexuality is having sex: teenagers living in the streets. Index Enferm [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.1-2, pp.15-19. ISSN 1699-5988.

The research was focused on homeless teenagers from the city of Medellín, Colombia. Objective: understand the meaning of sexuality in female homeless teenagers from the city of Medellín. Methodology: ethnographic approach to qualitative research. The technics used were: Interview and field diary. Information was encoded and categorized for analysis. Ethics: it is based on respect, confidentiality and implied no risk for its participants. Results: sexuality means to have sexual intercourse for money or desire, for this you have to recognize yourself as a woman and be protected physical and mentally, when the relationship is not stable. Conclusions: sexuality is reduced to genital motions and opens a windows for teenagers to gain access to money, affection, protection and company.

Palavras-chave : Sexuality; Adolescent; Homeless youth; Anthropology cultural; Interpersonal relations.

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