Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 7

Debut Age for Sex and Sexual Behaviour Among Secondary School Students in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

Nto Johnson Nto1*, Thelma Nnenne Agbo1, Uloaku Akubueze Nto-Ezimah2, Chioma Ekenna-Ohanenye3, Samuel Chime1 and Amaechi Uchenna Katchy1

1Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
2Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
3Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Rhema University, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Nto Johnson Not, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nigeria.

Received: May 02, 2023; Published: June 15, 2023

Abstract

Background: This study evaluated the debut age for sex and the sexual behavior and practices among secondary school adolescents in Nsukka, Enugu state, Nigeria.

Materials and Methods: A Cross-sectional study design was adopted. Multistage sampling method was used to select respondents over a period of 3 months (April – June 2022). The study participants were students in selected public secondary schools in Nsukka, Enugu State between the ages of 10 and 19 years. A self-administered, 25 multiple-choice item English language questionnaire was used.

Results: The result of this study reveals that 26% of our participants have had a sexual encounter and and the mean debut age of sex being 13.44 ± 2.96 years. Also, 69% of our respondents engaged in unprotected sex, and the reason for not using protection varied between males and females. 23% of our respondents who have ever had sex had multiple sexual partners and motivation for engaging in sex varied between males and females.

Conclusion: The study's findings indicate that adolescents in secondary schools in Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria, are beginning to have sexual relationships at younger ages and that risky sexual activity is very common among them.

 Keywords: Nigeria; Males; Females

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Citation

Citation: Nto Johnson Nto., et al. “Debut Age for Sex and Sexual Behaviour Among Secondary School Students in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.7 (2023): 75-82.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Nto Johnson Nto., et al. 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.




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