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ERIC Number: EJ843685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Young People's Sexual Risk Behaviors in Nigeria
Abdulraheem, I. S.; Fawole, O. I.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v24 n4 p505-527 2009
The prevalence and correlates of HIV-related risk behaviors among adolescents and youths in Nigeria are poorly documented. This study aims at determining the prevalence and correlates of HIV-related risk behaviors among adolescents and youths in order to plan appropriate intervention measures. This is a descriptive cross-sectional survey using structured questionnaire and focus group discussion to collect relevant information. Most (74.6%) respondents were sexually active, of which 66.4% had multiple partners and only 38.1% used condoms always during sexual intercourse. "Decreased pleasure" (35.8%) was the main reason for not always using condoms. Positive attitude toward condom use was correlated with consistent use. In view of the magnitude of high-risk HIV-related behaviors, efforts need to be exerted to deal with the identified predisposing factors. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria