Mindful adolescents to reduce early pregnancies
Objective. To understand how adolescent’s awareness of sexuality can influence the phenomenon of an early pregnancy.
Materials and Methods. To achieve useful data for our study, we used a method. This was given to young people aged between 14 and 19. 59 closed-ended questions were included in the form.
Results. 59.4% of form participants took part in sexual education meetings, but 81.8% of these preferred to interact with friends and classmates outside of the family/school context. Only 1.4% of the young people who answered do not know the contraceptive methods useful for preventing pregnancies; the most used method is the barrier contraceptive, the condom. 64% responded that they did not know these protections of unwanted pregnancies at all, 31.9% reported that they were not sure they did not know and only 4.2% knew these rules. However, from the responses obtained, even this 4.2% is not aware of the actual rules to support unwanted pregnancies. 92.8% answered that pornography determines an unreal vision of the sexual sphere, that causes, in 91.9% of cases, embarrassment during intercourse. In fact, 81.8% of young people use internet browsers to do research in the field of sexuality, but 61.1% of young people tell us that their doubts are not always clarified.
Conclusions. Young people should be followed more by specialist figures not only within schools, but also amplify extra-curricular relationships with them, trying to promote knowledge about useful contraceptives and legal rules to protect young people and try to encourage greater communication.