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Sexual Behaviour and Contraceptive Usage of Secondary School Adolescents in Ibadan, Nigeria

Oladokun, A ; Morhason-Bello, Io ; Enakpene, Ca ; Owonikoko, Km ; Akinyemi, Jo ; Obisesan, Ka

Journal of Reproduction and Contraception, 2007, Vol.18(4), pp.279-288 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Sexual Behaviour and Contraceptive Usage of Secondary School Adolescents in Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Author/Creator: Oladokun, A ; Morhason-Bello, Io ; Enakpene, Ca ; Owonikoko, Km ; Akinyemi, Jo ; Obisesan, Ka
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Adolescents ; Sexual Health ; Contraceptive Usage ; Adolescents ; Sexual Health ; Contraceptive Usage ; Medicine
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Reproduction and Contraception, 2007, Vol.18(4), pp.279-288
  • Description: To determine the prevalence and pattern of sexual activity as well as the contraceptive practices among the selected secondary school adolescents in Ibadan, Nigeria. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among the selected senior secondary school students in Ibadan, following a stratified multistage random sampling technique. There were 695 respondents out of which the females constituted 51% and the males were 49%. Less than one third (28.3%) of the respondents have had previous sexual exposure at the time of the study. The median age of sexual debut among the sexually exposed was 15 years in both the males and the females. Bivariate analysis of sociodemographic characteristics of respondents with previous sexual exposure showed that, sex, religion, father's and mother's educational background and level of class were statistically significant(P0.001). Further analysis using logistic regression model revealed that male respondents...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1001-7844 ; DOI: 10.1016/S1001-7844(07)60034-0