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OLIVEIRA GOMES, Vera Lúcia de et al. Attendance in a basic health unit: study with focus on the sexual health of adolescents from the county of Rio Grande/RS. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.31, pp.109-124. ISSN 1695-6141.

This documental, descriptive exploratory study was aimed to quantify the attendance of adolescent people and to know their reasons to look for treatment in a UBSF, in the county of Rio Grande. All of the attendance forms of people with age between 10 and 19 years incomplete, occurred from 2007 to 2010, were included in the research. The data were collected directly from the SIA/SUS forms between October of 2010 and Marcho f 2011.To the tabulation, were inserted in Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets. The Project was approved by the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) CEPAS. The 1532 consultations in adolescents were combined in five categories: pregnancy and ISTs prevention; pregnancy diagnosis; prenatal, abortion and puerperium; diagnosis and treatment of ISTs and cancer of uterine cervix; other gynecological problems; other reasons. Focusing specifically in sexual and reproductive health were counted 312 attendance, being 306 female adolescents and Just six to the opposite sex. Despite the early sexual initiation, there are few measures related to preventive interventions in the age group of 10 to 14 years. Was concluded that the number of attendances to adolescents is elevated, however still prevails curativistic focus, in which the youth go to the unit looking for exams and treatment for their health issues. In fact, promoting the sexual health to adolescents still represents a challenge for the professionals. The reception and bond are essential to make them recognize the unit as a proper local to discuss their longings and search the understanding in preventive level.

Keywords : Adolescent health; Sexual and reproductive health; Gender; Education Nursing.

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