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Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
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Research Article

Sexual Behaviour and Sex Practices among Secondary School Students in Enugu

Obuoha Ejike*

 

Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine Esut, Parklane Enugu, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Obuoha Ejike
Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine Esut
Parklane Enugu, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
Tel: +234 60 233 221
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: August 10, 2015 Accepted Date: August 31, 2015 Published Date: September 04, 2015

Citation: Ejike O (2015) Sexual Behaviour and Sex Practices among Secondary School Students in Enugu. J Child Adolesc Behav 3:243. doi:10.4172/2375-4494.1000243

Copyright: © 2015 Ejike O. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The study aimed to evaluate the sex practices of secondary school students, to high-light risk behaviors and suggest behavioral changes necessary for preventing and/or reducing HIV transmission. 1009 multi-staged sampled secondary school students aged 10-20 years completed the anonymous interviews. 221(21.9%) of them reported having had sexual intercourse prior to the interview. There were more males than female’s (p<0.001). 221 of the students have been sexually active in the past 12 months while 70 were active in the past 4 weeks. The median sex frequency was 2 times and highest among the 14-15 year olds. The age for first sexual intercourse peaked at 12 years for both sexes, more males than girls (p<0.03). The 16-17 year olds were the most sexually active with 75(33.9%) of them (7.4% of the study population) affirming they had sexual exposure. 98.2% of the sexually active student practiced high risk sexual behavior; more than 5 sexual partners per student, had sex with married people, accepted money for the sexual relationship and did not know their sexual partners well. A substantial number of the students knew that their sexual partners had other sex partners. A good number also practice homosexuality and lesbianism. Appropriate information about sexuality education and the negative consequences of early sexual exposure, STIs/HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy should be provided in public schools.

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