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martes, 30 de noviembre 2021
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Sexual Health and Cancer

Academic Unit: School of Microbiology

Colombian Ministry of Science

Class

A1

Call

833

Profile

OECD

Discipline

Medical and health sciences

Subdiscipline

Other medical sciences

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Strategic Focus

To conduct research in sexual health and cancer in different population groups: adolescents, women, victims of armed conflicts, indigenous people, and the HIV population under gender perspective, sexual rights, and educational strategies based on ICTs. Also, the group is aimed at developing research on cancers related to HPV infection: cervical, anal canal, oropharyngeal, and STIs, from the biomedical, epidemiological, public health, sociocultural, health services delivery, and PHC perspectives, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention through qualitative and quantitative research methods.                                                                        

               

Research Areas and Topics

  • Prevention of cancers related to HPV infection: Cervix, anal, and oropharynx.
  • Cancer of sexual organs epidemiology and STIs.
  • Quality assessment of programs for the prevention and early detection of cancer of sexual organs and screening tests.
  • Sexual health and communication.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Lucía Stella Tamayo Acevedo

PhD in Medical Sciences.

Universidad de Colima, Mexico.

Group Coordinator Email

lucia.tamayo@udea.edu.co

Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • Secretary of Health and Social Protection of Antioquia.
  • Cytopathology Network of Antioquia.
  • Communication, Organization, and Politics Group, Universidad de Medellín.
  • Infection and Cancer Group and Health Economics Group, Universidad de Antioquia.
  • School of Letters and Communication, Universidad de Colima (Mexico).
  • National Institute of Public Health (Mexico).
  • EPS Savia Salud.
  • Metrosalud Network.
  • State Social Enterprises of 32 municipalities of the Department of Antioquia.
  • Student Welfare of Universidad de Antioquia.

Notable Projects

  • Anal intraepithelial neoplasms associated with HPV and sexual behaviors in HIV-positive individuals in Medellín, 2015-2017.
  • Explanatory contexts of sexual violence against women in the Colombian armed conflict. 2018.
  • Validity, reliability, and acceptability of anal cytology and HPV molecular detection as screening tests for early detection of anal intraepithelial neoplasms and cancer in HIV-positive individuals, 2019.
  • Commercial video games in the classroom: Strategy for sexual communication and education of adolescents. 2016.

Main Research Results

  • The generation of knowledge in various papers related to the epidemiology of SIL and cervical cancer, perceptions of women and high school and university students about HPV infection, sexual practices, HPV-related cancers, self-care, and assessment of the quality of the cervical cancer programs that have allowed the orientation of policies, protocols, and manuals in the country.
  • The use of video games with implicit sexual content as a strategy for the sexual education of schoolchildren that gave guidelines to educational institutions to orient their educational projects.
  • The silence of the voices of female victims of sexual violence in the armed conflict and the affectation on their sexual health that contributes to health care policies in the peace process.

Research Portafolio

  • The generation of knowledge in various papers related to the epidemiology of SIL and cervical cancer, perceptions of women and high school and university students about HPV infection, sexual practices, HPV-related cancers, self-care, and assessment of the quality of the cervical cancer programs that have allowed the orientation of policies, protocols, and manuals in the country.
  • The use of video games with implicit sexual content as a strategy for the sexual education of schoolchildren that gave guidelines to educational institutions to orient their educational projects.
  • The silence of the voices of female victims of sexual violence in the armed conflict and the affectation on their sexual health that contributes to health care policies in the peace process.

More Information

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