This meant confronting the complex roots of teen pregnancy— poverty, education, gender violence, poor sex education, age of marriage, and barriers to access for birth control, among others. From this wish came Sexperto , an anonymous online platform that invites teens to ask healthcare professionals about anything related to sex at any time. They can also use the platform to book birth control appointments at a clinic that matches their health insurance plan. Around 1. The platform is part of a wider initiative to combat teen pregnancy which seems to be working: in the past three years, teen pregnancy rates in the city have dropped Sexperto is in talks to roll the program out nationally, and one multilateral organization is looking at expanding it to the entire Andean region.
Sexual behavior of Colombian female university students
Female Sex Workers in the City of Bogotá: From Stigma to Empowerment
The results of a survey of sexual behavior conducted among female students of Caldas University, Manizales, Colombia, are reported. Among other findings, cumulative incidence of masturbation was On the other hand, While
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The article describes the social challenges and violations faced by this group due to different types of stigma present in Colombian society and discusses current political debates around the legality of sex work. It proposes that through empowering these women using a participatory approach and giving them access to technology such as photography and video, empathy can be mobilized and can reduce the barriers that FSWs and their children are facing. By raising awareness of the problem of stigmatization, it becomes possible to effect change on a political level through critical social inclusion praxis.