Protective sexual behaviours among young adults in Nigeria

Population Dynamics and Urbanization in Africa

  • January 2020
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Many studies have focused on risky sexual behaviour among adolescents and young adults; however,
literature on protective sexual practices among this age cohort is still evolving. Since young adults are
disproportionately burdened by sexually transmissible infections, including HIV, understanding factors that influence protective sexual behaviour among the age group is crucial in developing age-appropriate interventions. Drawing from a cross-sectional survey conducted among adolescents and young adults in two Nigerian universities, we examined gender differences in protective sexual behaviours and the influence of family support and living with both parents on these behaviours.



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Anthony Idowu Ajayi

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