• Tuffy Felipe Brant Instituto Federal do Sul de Minas
  • Maria Silvia Moraes Profa. Dra. Depto. de Epidemiologia Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto



Although young people have easy access to information about sexual and reproductive health and risk behaviors associated with sexual practices, this information is not always safe. Moreover, the media have been showing fragile and can influence young people to have sexual risk behavior. This is a bibliographic review, which aims to contribute to the production of knowledge about communication and sources of information about sexual health and sexuality in youth.

Author Biographies

Tuffy Felipe Brant, Instituto Federal do Sul de Minas

Professor do Instituto Federal do Sul de Minas - Departamento de Educação Física Mestre em Psicologia e Saúde - Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto

Maria Silvia Moraes, Profa. Dra. Depto. de Epidemiologia Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto

Professora Dra. da Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto - Departamento de Epidemiologia



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