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Sexual Activity and Contraception Awareness Among Adolescents in the South-South Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria.


A. Umoiyoho, A. Abasiattai, A. Umoh, E. Bassey, E. Udoma 

Department of Obstetrics/Gynaecology, 
University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo - Nigeria. 
University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar - Nigeria. 



This study examined the sexual behavior and degree of contraception awareness amongst adolescents in Eket, Nigeria. Structured Questionnaires were administered to 1,750 students in the three girls only secondary schools in Eket. Seventy percent of the students had sexual exposure while 61.6% were sexually active. Six hundred and ninety one (39.6%) had been pregnant. Only 13.8% of the students were aware of a method of contraception while 12.6% of the sexually active students used some form of contraception. Incorporation of family life and sexuality education into the curriculum of all primary and secondary schools in the state is advocated. The need to establish adolescent friendly clinics in our government hospitals is stressed.


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