Alberto Pereira Madeiro

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INTRODUCTION Sexuality education has been valued since the 1960s in medical schools worldwide. Although recent studies reaffirm the importance of incorporating sexuality into medical education, there are data gaps concerning how this happens in Brazil. AIM To understand how Brazilian medical school professors teach sexuality in undergraduate courses. (More)
This paper analyzes the illegal trade in misoprostol, the medication predominantly used for abortion in Brazil. The study analyzed ten cases that came to the attention of the Public Prosecution Service for the Federal District between 2004 and 2010. The cases were organized into three categories: 1. women's stories; 2. profile of the vendors; 3. maternal(More)
This study assesses the prevalence of induced abortion among prostitutes and lists the most common abortion practices. A survey was conducted with 310 prostitutes between 18 and 39 years of age, by sampling age quotas in the 5 territorial areas of Teresina in the state of Piauí. Data collection was conducted through the use of 2 questionnaires: the first,(More)
To include training in sexual medicine into the curricula of medical schools is justified because of the association between sexuality and health, which is commonly part of the discussion of practice of the medicine. This association is observed by the importance given to sexuality in interpersonal relationships and quality of life, and, also by the(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the reproducibility of sentinel lymphadenectomy in breast cancer patients (T1N0M0 and T2N0M0) and its possibility of predicting the total axillary behavior. METHODS A total of 25 patients were evaluated, all presenting palpable mammary nodes between 1.5 and 5 cm (T1 and T2), with clinically negative axillary lymph(More)
In Brazil, to have a legal abortion in the case of rape, the woman's statement that rape has occurred is considered sufficient to guarantee the right to abortion. The aim of this study was to understand the practice and opinions about providing abortion in the case of rape among obstetricians-gynecologists (OBGYNs) in Brazil. A mixed-method study was(More)
Prostitutes are vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies and abortions. In Brazil, abortion is a crime and there is no data about unsafe abortions for this population. The study describes how prostitutes perform illegal abortions and the health consequences thereof. Semi-structured interviews with 39 prostitutes from three cities in Brazil with previous induced(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal near miss (MNM) investigation is a useful tool for monitoring standards for obstetric care. This study evaluated the prevalence and the determinants of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) and MNM in a tertiary referral hospital in Teresina, Piauí, Brazil. METHODS A transversal and prospective study was conducted between September 2012 and(More)
This paper analyses the methods, techniques and support networks taken by adolescents to perform illegal abortions. It is a descriptive and cross-sectional study involving interviews with 30 adolescents who had been hospitalized for uterine curettage in two public hospitals in Teresina between June and November 2011. Informed consent was given orally, and(More)