INFLUENCE OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

Reproductive Health Education Programmes and Services (RHPS) have been developed to help adolescents acquire knowledge and skills to express their sexuality in life enhancing ways. It is however, noted that the monitoring and evaluation of RHPS have not been done by Delta state personnel to ascertain its effectiveness in curbing at-risk sexual behaviour of in-school adolescents in the State. Studies revealed that 80% of patients with abortion complicated issues are adolescents. Therefore, ignoring the reproductive and sexual health needs of adolescents will have dire consequences. The at-risk sexual health problems among in-school adolescents in Delta State can no longer be ignored due to its enormous consequences that affect not only the adolescents but families, communities and the nation at large. This has led to the increasing demand for expanded programming on RHPS. This study, therefore, evaluated Reproductive Health Education Programmes and Services and their impacts on Sexual behaviour among in- school adolescents in Delta State, Nigeria.

The study adopted ex-post facto research design. The multi-stage, cluster random and purposive sampling technique were used to select 1939 respondents (1,515 students; 346 teachers; and 78 Health care providers) from 26 public secondary schools in Delta State. Three questionnaires: Questionnaire for Health Care Providers RHPS-HCP (r-0.74), Questionnaire for Students RHPS-STD (r-0.84), and Questionnaire for Teachers RHPS-TCP (r-0.81) were used. These were complemented with two sessions of FGD held with students. Five research questions were answered and nine hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data were analyzed using percentages; t-test and multiple regressions. The qualitative data were content analysed.

Reproductive Health Educational Programmes (RHEP) (F (4, 1510) =7.921; p

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APA

Unuakhena, B (2021). INFLUENCE OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-reproductive-health-education-programmes-and-services-on-sexual-behaviour-among-in-school-adolescents-in-delta-state-nigeria

MLA 8th

Unuakhena, Blessing "INFLUENCE OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA" Afribary. Afribary, 23 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-reproductive-health-education-programmes-and-services-on-sexual-behaviour-among-in-school-adolescents-in-delta-state-nigeria. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

MLA7

Unuakhena, Blessing . "INFLUENCE OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA". Afribary, Afribary, 23 Mar. 2021. Web. 24 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-reproductive-health-education-programmes-and-services-on-sexual-behaviour-among-in-school-adolescents-in-delta-state-nigeria >.

Chicago

Unuakhena, Blessing . "INFLUENCE OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-reproductive-health-education-programmes-and-services-on-sexual-behaviour-among-in-school-adolescents-in-delta-state-nigeria