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Knowledge about conception, sexual behavior, and procurement of abortion among female undergraduate students in a Nigerian university



Knowledge about conception, sexual behavior, and procurement of abortion among female undergraduate students in a Nigerian university



International Quarterly of Community Health Education 24(3): 241-249



Of 1,200 questionnaires administered in a cross-sectional study involving University of Ibadan female students, 1000 were found useable for data analysis. Analysis found that a majority of respondents (56.4%) had little knowledge about conception and frequently engaged in sexual intercourse for many reasons, including: to have fun; to show they were mature; and to seek material reward. Also, 61.1% had procured abortion before and most of them did not procure it from government-owned hospitals/clinics, which may likely make them prone to health consequences of unsafe abortion. Part of our recommendations are the need to introduce health education (incorporating sexuality education) into the General Studies Program of the university and that home training on aspects relating to sexuality education be given to and promoted among young people.

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DOI: 10.2190/3GA7-HTBH-8PJV-D9PH


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