Risky Sexual Transactions across Global Regions: Patterns and Clues from a Lagos-Based Study

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Babatola, O
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International Institute for Science Technology and Education, USA
Based on the premises that the dominant analytical orientation of research on mobility–related sexuality is grossly inadequate and the incessant calls for innovative and responsive research and methodological design to address the issue, this paper explores certain gaps in the risk-sexuality inclinations of a Lagos-based group of circulatory traders. Employing relevant circulatory-cum- sexuality data of the study group, acquired by a combination of purposive and stratified random sampling designs, the paper employed a set-theoretic approach to the study population along a novel ‘origin-destination’ by ‘risky-cum-riskless’ sexuality profile. The study compared the levels and dynamics in the committal of three specific risk-sexuality variables. It went further to examine how the study population is structured in the context of the devised ‘origin-destination’ by ‘risk-riskless-sexuality’ grouping. Further, it also examined how the pattern differentiated the categorized regional destinations, in terms of the risk-designation status of their visitors. The study among others discovered the tendency for greater intensity of risky-sexuality locally than at external destinations; a modal percentage of ‘origin-destination’ riskless group, but characterised by the least mobility rate, and also a small size ‘origin destination’ risky subgroup, but which has the greatest spatial mobility rate. The paper finally explores the research and intervention clues of its findings.
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Sexuality-Risk , Mobile Population , Disaggregated Analysis , Intervention
Babatola, O (2013) Risky Sexual Transactions across Global Regions: Patterns and Clues from a Lagos-Based Study. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 3(12).