Study on responsible sexual behavior in volleyball players


  • Edelsys Tai Mustelier Manrique Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Daniel David Hechavarría Cardero Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • René de la Puebla Ayón Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba


athletes of volleyball, risks of contracting sexually, sexual behavior, responsibility, women's volleyball


The objective of the research is to diagnose the current state of responsible sexual behavior in athletes within the age of adolescence, who belong to sports initiation centers. The selected sample consisted of 12 athletes of volleyball, female sex. These were selected in a simple randomized manner to which a questionnaire consisting of closed questions and multiple options were applied, where attitudes, knowledge, and assessments were recorded. It was a cross-sectional study. The results of the work allowed characterizing the sexual behavior of adolescent athletes taking into account that they are under school conditions of an internal center where, in turn, a sport is practiced, systematically and intensively, at the same time the study made it possible to deepen in the perception of their behavior and the estimation of risks of contracting sexually transmitted infections.


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How to Cite

Manrique, E. T. M., Cardero, D. D. H., & Ayón, R. de la P. (2020). Study on responsible sexual behavior in volleyball players. International Journal of Health Sciences, 4(1), 33-39.



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