Coimbra University Press

Preservativo, Sida e Saúde Pública (“The Condom, AIDS and Public Health”)


Author: Aliete Cunha-Oliveira
Language: Portuguese
ISBN: 978-989-8074-62-1
Digital ISBN: 978-989-26-0477-0
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-0477-0
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Edition: 1.st
Date: September 2008
Price: 10,50 €
Size: 240 mm x 170 mm
N.º Pages: 151


The aim of this study was to identify and analyse the factors underlying negligence in the use of condoms amongst young people, and to find out their opinion about the health campaigns aimed at them and how those should be conceived in the future. For this purpose, a structured self-administered questionnaire was prepared and distributed amongst 696 students in eight faculties of the University of Coimbra. The responses obtained were then analysed quantitatively and qualitatively.

The results showed that the main factors underlying failure to use condoms are the condom itself and trust in partners, and that there are now new myths circulating about the spread of HIV/AIDS. The young people themselves proposed preventive campaigns that were more powerfully to promote the social marketing of the condom.

The results obtained may help to promote healthy behaviours amongst young people in the domain of sexuality.