Dating apps are an impact on young people's sexual health

Son las apps de citas un impacto en la salud sexual de los jóvenes

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https://doi.org/10.25176/RFMH.v22i4.3982

Abstract

With the proliferation of apps, increased use of these apps can make it easier to find casual sexual partners, resulting in unsafe sexual practices. It was identified if dating applications favor risky behaviors in young people over 18 years of age. A systematic review was carried out using articles in English and Spanish published from November 1, 2014 to November 19, 2020 on the search sites PubMed, Scielo, Google Scholar. Of the 35 articles found, 22 articles were discarded because they did not meet our criteria for combinations of keywords in the title or abstract. Thirteen studies were included for this study. Reviewing the information obtained in the research does not reach any conclusion about whether seeking sexual partners through dating applications leads to sexual risk behaviors to contract STIs / HIV. Even so, more studies are needed with a heterosexual population since it has been frequently described in MSM populations, requiring more studies, especially national studies, to better characterize risk behaviors.

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Published

2022-11-07