THE KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG STUDENTS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN RUMUOLUMENI, PORT HARCOURT

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This study was carried out to investigate utilization of contraception and sexual behaviour of adolescents in Senior Secondary School, Rumuolumeni, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. Total sampling was adopted.  An adopted structured anonymous closed and open-ended questionnaire was used for data collection. The data was analysed using inferential statistics, one-way ANOVA at 0.05 significant level and descriptive statistics. Ten point seven percent (10.7%) of respondents used contraceptives at first sexual debut. Out of which 54.5% used condoms during their first sexual debut and forty-five point five percent (45.5%) used pills. Fourteen percent of respondents had ever had sexual intercourse, forty-five point five percent (45.5%) of respondents had sexual debut at age 20 and above with a mean age of 18.3±28years at first sexual debut. Two point five percent (2.5%) have ever been pregnant all of which resulted in abortion. Forty-eight point five percent (48.5%) of respondent’s source of contraceptives from government hospitals/health centres, twenty four point seven percent (24.7%) from pharmacy, fifteen percent (15%) from private clinics, and eleven point eight percent (11.8%) from private hospital. More (47.5%)respondents got information about contraceptives from school teachers via teaching, 24% from health professionals, 19.6% from friends, 18.8% from books/magazines, mother 8.8%, 4.9% from father and siblings five point four percent (5.4%). The findings of the study revealed a significant association between utilization of contraceptive and the sexual behavior of respondents (P

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APA

Ogaranya-marc, M. & Ogaranya-Marc, M (2019). THE KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG STUDENTS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN RUMUOLUMENI, PORT HARCOURT. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/minna-main-project-complete-1

MLA 8th

Ogaranya-marc, Minna, and Minna Ogaranya-Marc "THE KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG STUDENTS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN RUMUOLUMENI, PORT HARCOURT" Afribary. Afribary, 13 May. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/minna-main-project-complete-1. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Ogaranya-marc, Minna, and Minna Ogaranya-Marc . "THE KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG STUDENTS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN RUMUOLUMENI, PORT HARCOURT". Afribary, Afribary, 13 May. 2019. Web. 16 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/minna-main-project-complete-1 >.

Chicago

Ogaranya-marc, Minna and Ogaranya-Marc, Minna . "THE KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG STUDENTS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN RUMUOLUMENI, PORT HARCOURT" Afribary (2019). Accessed July 16, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/minna-main-project-complete-1