TITLE

CONTRACEPTIVE USE AND ADOLESCENTS' SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR IN NIGERIAN FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES

AUTHOR(S)
Babalola, Blessing
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Educational Review;Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examined effect of contraceptive use on adolescents' sexual behaviour. The main objective of this study is to examine the effect of contraceptive use on adolescent sexual behaviour which has to do with safe or healthy sexual behaviour and sexually promiscuous behaviour. This topic which is built on existing research will help educate adolescents on the importance of contraceptive use to prevent negative consequences of adolescent sexuality, such as unwanted pregnancy and HIV/AIDS, as well as encourage adolescents that cannot do without sex to use contraceptive as well as take sexual counselling. A sample size of two hundred and fifty students was randomly selected from the total University of Ibadan student size of thirty three thousand, as two hundred and fifty questionnaires were distributed, but two hundred and nine was recovered. The data was analysed using frequency distribution, cross tabulation and regression analysis. The result shows that contraceptive use promotes safe sex: as it prevents adolescence from negative consequences of adolescent sexuality such as unwanted pregnancy and Sexually transmitted diseases. Secondly, it was obtained from the research analysis that contraceptive use increases adolescent sexually promiscuous behaviour. Moreover, the research recommends that adolescents should abstain from sexual intercourse, but any adolescent who cannot abstain from sex should use contraceptive and also seek medical, parental or religious counselling.
ACCESSION #
74536556

 

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