The Negative Impacts of Adolescent Sexuality Problems Among Secondary School Students in Oworonshoki Lagos

Scientific Research and Essay Vol. 2 (1), pp. 023-028, January 2007

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Lukeman Shittu

Jireh Laboratories International LLC; Houston Community College, Department of Biology; University of Abuja, Department of Anatomical Sciences; Benue State University, Department of Anatomy; Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy

Mathew Zachariah

Lagos State University

G Ajayi

Lagos State University

J Oguntola

Lagos State University

M Izegbu

Lagos State University

O.A. Ashiru

Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy

Date Written: January 1, 2007

Abstract

This study was conducted to focus on the negative health outcomes related to sexual behaviour in adolescents and young adults attending public school in the Oworonshoki region of Lagos, Nigeria, Africa. Since, there is a relative dearth of knowledge on adolescents who face unique and challenging economics, health and education problems in our society. Data on the socio-demographic characteristics, prevalence and knowledge towards STD including HIV/AIDS, prevalence of sexual abuse practice/sexual behaviour, family planning awareness and acceptance including abortion practice were sorted out using self structured questionnaires and administered to 60% of student’s population using a stratified random sampling technique. 55.8% lived with both parents. While, 50.3% of the mothers had basic secondary school qualifications, 72.4% of them are traders. 61.5% had sex education were from misinformed friends/peers while 51% had no basic knowledge about sexual behavioral practice and attitude towards STDs/AIDS (HIV). STD has a prevalence of 34 and 41% of boys used condoms for preventing STI/HIV transmission and unwanted pregnancies. One out of every five sexually active teenagers has experienced forced sex, especially among the circumcised girls who were more sexually active than the uncircumcised girls. 60% of girls between ages of 12 and 18 years had more than one unsafe abortion with severe vaginal bleeding (haemorrhage) as the chief complication. However, 65% of the girls did abortion for fear of leaving school and financial hardship as the reasons.

Keywords: Adolescence, Sexuality, Knowledge, Altitude, Lagos, Legislation

JEL Classification: I10

Suggested Citation

Shittu, Lukeman and Zachariah, Mathew and Ajayi, G and Oguntola, J and Izegbu, M and Ashiru, O.A., The Negative Impacts of Adolescent Sexuality Problems Among Secondary School Students in Oworonshoki Lagos (January 1, 2007). Scientific Research and Essay Vol. 2 (1), pp. 023-028, January 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3017015

Lukeman Shittu (Contact Author)

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University of Abuja, Department of Anatomical Sciences ( email )

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Benue State University, Department of Anatomy ( email )

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Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy ( email )

Ikeja, Lagos
Nigeria

Mathew Zachariah

Lagos State University ( email )

Lagos-Badagry Expressway
Ojo, Lagos, 102004
Nigeria

G Ajayi

Lagos State University ( email )

Lagos/bagagry express road lagos nigeria.
PMB 0001 LASU OJO Lagos Nigeria
Lagos, 234
Nigeria

J Oguntola

Lagos State University ( email )

Lagos/bagagry express road lagos nigeria.
PMB 0001 LASU OJO Lagos Nigeria
Lagos, 234
Nigeria

M Izegbu

Lagos State University ( email )

Lagos/bagagry express road lagos nigeria.
PMB 0001 LASU OJO Lagos Nigeria
Lagos, 234
Nigeria

O.A. Ashiru

Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy

Ikeja, Lagos
Nigeria

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