Sexual Health Decisions Amongst Students of Some Tertiary Institutions in Lagos State, Nigeria

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Ojikutu, R.K.
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The study examined sexual health decisions amongst students of some tertiary institutions in Lagos State, Nigeria. With a sample of three hundred students randomly selected using stratified sampling technique, the study showed that the age at sexual debut amongst these students is as low as 12 years .While many respondents (41.3%) got involved in early sex as a result of attraction to their partner, some (34.1%) were influenced by their peers. It was discovered that there is significant relationship between age at debut and circumstance leading to the sexual involvement (χ2 =31.705, p<0.05). Feeling of guilt after the first sexual intercourse was found not to be significantly related to age at sexual debut (χ2 =0.312, p>0.05) and also involvement in unintended pregnancy is independent of age at sexual debut (χ2 =11.396, p<0.05).The gender of the respondent is not significantly related to age at first sexual intercourse (χ2 =1.849, p>0.05). About 86% of the predicted outcomes were found to be explained by the fitted regression line (Nagelkerke R square = 0.866) which showed that the probability that an individual student admitted into a tertiary institution in Lagos State is a function of many factors such as, Age of respondent, Gender of the respondent, Religion of the respondent, Ethnicity of the respondent, Current Educational attainment of the respondent, Current level at school, Respondents opinion about unprotected sexual involvement and many other factors.
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Peers , Decisions , Sexual , Behaviour
Ojikutu, R.K. (2009), Sexual Health Decisions Amongst Students of Some Tertiary Institutions in Lagos State, Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Sciences, vol.7 (2). Vol. 3 (2).