KNOWLEDGE OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR OF ADOLESCENT BOYS AND GIRLS ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UNITY SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA

Olusegun Badaki, Umar Aliyu, Jamila Kankia

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This study investigated the influence of the knowledge of sexual behaviour of adolescent boys and girls on reproductive health in Federal Government Unity Secondary schools in Nigeria.  A survey research design was used for this study. The population for this study consists of students in senior classes. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from thirteen Federal Government Unity secondary schools chosen from six geo-political zones in Nigeria through stratified and purposive sampling techniques. A total of 576 copies of questionnaire were administered to respondents in SS1, SS2 and SS3 in Federal Government Unity Secondary Schools in Nigeria. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) at 0.05 level of significance. It was found that, the knowledge of reproductive health of adolescent boys’ and girls’ sexual behavior in Federal Government senior secondary schools were not different from each other. The differences only emanated from the respondents’ views on the on-set of puberty and time of initiation into premarital sex.  It was recommended that; there is the need for school authorities to train students as peer educators on reproductive health programs.


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Influence, Knowledge, Reproductive Health, Unity Schools, Sexual behavior.

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