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African Journal of Reproductive Health
Women's Health and Action Research Centre
ISSN: 1118-4841
Vol. 6, No. 2, 2002, pp. 60-70
Bioline Code: rh02022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Reproductive Health, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2002, pp. 60-70

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AO Arowojolu, AO Ilesanmi, OA Roberts and MA Okunola

Résumé

Sexualité, choix de contraceptif et la prise de conscience du SIDA chez les étudiants universitaires. Une enquête menée sur 2388 étudiants universitaires a révélé que 87% étaient sexuellement actifs dont 66% avaient plus d'un partenaire sexuel, alors que 17,5% se sont faits avorter clandestinement. Tous les répondants s'étaient bien renseignés sur le VIH/SIDA, mais quelques-uns qui étaient sexuellement actifs prenaient des précautions pour prévenir la transmission du VIH. La majorité (87,5%) s'étaient bien renseignés sur la contraception et ont approuvé son usage; mais seuls 34,2% étaient actuellement des usagers. Environ 58% d'eux ont déclaré qu'ils achetaient leurs contraceptifs à la pharmacie. L'attitude des étudiants était au-dessous de toutes espérences. Il faut des centres spécialement construits pour fournir des services de contraceptif aux étudiants, services qui seront assurés par un personnel formé pour s'occuper des problèmes de leur santé reproductive. (Rev Afr Santé Reprod 2002; 6[2]: 60-70)

 
 en Sexuality, Contraceptive Choice and AIDS Awareness among Nigerian Undergraduates
AO Arowojolu, AO Ilesanmi, OA Roberts and MA Okunola

Abstract

A survey of 2388 Nigerian undergraduates revealed that 87% were sexually active and 66% had more than one sexual partner, while 17.5% have had clandestine abortions. All respondents were quite knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS but few sexually active ones took precautions to prevent HIV transmission. Majority (87.5%) were knowledgeable about contraception and approved of its use, but only 34.2% were current users of contraceptives. About 58% of these cited pharmacy shops as their source of contraceptives. The attitudes of the students were below expectation. Specially designated centres for the provision of appropriate contraceptive services to students by trained personnel are needed in the institutions in order to tackle their reproductive health problems. (Afr J Reprod Health 2002; 6[2]: 60-70)

Keywords
Sexuality, contraception, AIDS, youths, Nigeria

 
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