Title of paper

Contraceptive Use Among Nigerian Undergraduates: Evidence from Students of a Federal University

Presenter's country

Nigeria

Start Date

28-5-2016 9:30 AM

End Date

28-5-2016 10:30 AM

Location

Hall I

Submission type

Presentation

Abstract

Sexual activity among a significant proportion of young or married youth in Nigeria tertiary institutions is thought to be high. Adolescent engaging in such pre-marital sex may not consider it any wrong doing. However, while risk-taking sexual behavior or sexual experimentation exposes young people to reproductive tract infections, including STIs and unplanned pregnancy, there seem to be a low contraceptive behavior among those who are at risk. Thus, the present paper examines adolescents’ contraceptive knowledge and practice among undergraduate students of a Federal University in southwest, Nigeria. Cross-sectional survey method was adopted to carry out the study based on 200 questionnaires were administered among undergraduate students. The result shows that majority of respondents reported universal knowledge of many of the methods presented to them for identification. The methods particularly include both traditional and modern contraceptive methods. This finding is in contrast with many reports on adolescents’ knowledge of contraception as a reason for low contraceptive acceptance.

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Contraceptive Use Among Nigerian Undergraduates: Evidence from Students of a Federal University

Hall I

Sexual activity among a significant proportion of young or married youth in Nigeria tertiary institutions is thought to be high. Adolescent engaging in such pre-marital sex may not consider it any wrong doing. However, while risk-taking sexual behavior or sexual experimentation exposes young people to reproductive tract infections, including STIs and unplanned pregnancy, there seem to be a low contraceptive behavior among those who are at risk. Thus, the present paper examines adolescents’ contraceptive knowledge and practice among undergraduate students of a Federal University in southwest, Nigeria. Cross-sectional survey method was adopted to carry out the study based on 200 questionnaires were administered among undergraduate students. The result shows that majority of respondents reported universal knowledge of many of the methods presented to them for identification. The methods particularly include both traditional and modern contraceptive methods. This finding is in contrast with many reports on adolescents’ knowledge of contraception as a reason for low contraceptive acceptance.