Abstract 11.1.10



Condom Use Among Final Year Medical Students of a Nigerian University




E.N. Nsan*,  A. Etokidem*, I.B. Okokon**, D.S. Ogaji***, B.M. Ikpeme*, A.E. Oyo-Ita*

and W.O. Ndifon*

*Department of Community Medicine, University of Calabar Teaching Hosiptal, Calabar, Nigeria.

**Department of Family Medicine, University of Calabar Teaching Hosiptal, Calabar, Nigeria

***Department of Community Medicine, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.



Abstract: HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections have continued to pose a major public health challenge worldwide. Adolescents and young adults constitute the most vulnerable group. Condom use is among the control measures that have been found useful. The objective of this study was to assess condom use among final year medical students in a Nigerian tertiary institution. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered on 102 final year medical students of the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Data obtained from the study were analyzed using Epi-Info version 3.5.1. All (100%) respondents had adequate knowledge of disadvantages of condom use. Eighty-eight (90.7%) respondents would recommend condom use on medical groups despite its known advantages while 4 (4.1%) were undecided and 5 (5.2%) would not. Six (10.7%) respondents had their first sexual debut while aged 10-14 while only 1 (1.4%) had it while aged 35-39. Of the 69 respondents who had ever used a contraceptive device, 61 (88.4%) had used condom.


Keywords: Condom use, Contraceptive practice, Sexual behaviour


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