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Revista Rupturas

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LOPEZ RUIZ, Mauricio. Sexual Health and Risk Factors: Ethnographic Contributions of Young People from Costa Rica´s Caribbean South. Rev. Rup. [online]. 2016, vol.6, n.1, pp.123-144. ISSN 2215-2989.

The article summarizes data from field notes and in-depth interviews on the subject of sexual health and risk with young people in the tourist community of Puerto Viejo -located in Costa Rica's South Caribbean. It is argued that their views about the body, intimacy, and foreigners, are not only key to distinguishing the care they should have regarding their sexual relations, but also constitute reasons differentiated by class, gender and race. Besides, taking as example their assessment about the use of male condos, it is shown how the use of qualitative-based analysis can provide input to the traditional debate developed in the field of public health about risk factors.

Palavras-chave : Risk; reproductive and sexual health; Adolescence and youth; Costa Rica´sCaribbean South.

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