CONTRACEPTIVE AWARENESS AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to find out the awareness of adolescents living in Lagos about contraceptive. The aim is to add professional understanding about contraceptive awareness among adolescents to enable them to plan and implement adequate sex education.

The study adopted quantitative and qualitative methods in order to understand the depth of contraceptive awareness among adolescents in Lagos, Nigeria. Permission was taken from two different schools and 35 students between ages 15– 18 years participated in the study. Questionnaires containing 14 questions structured in closed and open - ended form were sent to the schools and supervised by our contact persons.

Results of the study showed that majority of the adolescents have heard about contraceptives from mediums such as hospitals, media, friends and schools but they have little knowledge and certain misconception about the use and methods of contraceptives. Adolescent also wished that sex education should be taught in their various schools with the following topic included; abstinence before marriage, consequences involved in premarital sex and necessary solutions, advantages and disadvantages of contraceptives and general awareness about sex education.


Results of the study can be used in adolescent health counseling as well as in planning and implementing teaching of sex education in schools.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION

2 ADOLESCENCE AND CONTRACEPTION
2. 1 Adolescent in Lagos
2.2 Contraceptive awareness
2.3 Contraceptive methods

3 SEX EDUCATION IN NIGERIA
3.1 Challenges of sex education in Nigeria

4 PURPOSE AND AIM OF THE STUDY
4.1 Research questions

5 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STUDY
5.1 Research methodology
5.2 Target group
5.3 Data collection
5.4 Data analysis

6 RESULTS
6.1 Themes

7 DISCUSSION
7.1 Ethical considerations
7.2 Reliability and Validity

8 CONCLUSION

9 REFERENCES


APPENDICES


1 INTRODUCTION
Despite the increase in contraceptive awareness in our society today, unwanted pregnancy still prevails amongst adolescents. The availability of contraceptives do not guarantee the fact that adolescents are free from teenage pregnancy as the low knowledge and use of contraceptive have made many adolescents victims of unwanted pregnancy. Contraception is practiced for pregnancy planning, limiting the number of children, controlling the world‟s population and other health related benefits. The use of contraception is increasing in developing countries but some forms are economically out of reach of those in developing countries.

All over the world, civilization has enable people to control reproduction and in some parts of the world, information about contraceptive is readily available. It is therefore questionable whether people are really aware of these contraceptive methods and where to look for it.

In Lagos, Nigeria, the awareness of an average adolescent about contraceptive is much higher than it was about a decade ago. The increase in information units, especially the radio, television and of course, the internet has enabled adolescents to be more aware of the contraceptives, and the different methods of contraception. The access to the internet, can be performed in the anonymity of a cybercaf√©, or in some cases, through the use of a friend, relative, or other persons‟ computer without revealing the age, or level of knowledge of the enquirer. (Kunnuji, M. 2010)

The increase incidence of sexually transmitted diseases and the epidemic of HIV/AIDS have made some contraceptive, especially condom, more readily available now in Lagos. This has made the society to discuss more about contraceptive with subsequent increase in condom usage as a means of preventing transmission of HIV. Moreover, many adolescents now engage in sexual act with lesser chance or fear of pregnancy. The level of contraceptive awareness in Lagos tends to increase as the years go by but the depth of adolescent contraceptive knowledge is not usually known, because of ignorance of what to learn more.

The purpose of this study was to find out the awareness of adolescents living in Lagos about contraceptive. The aim is to add professional understanding about contraceptive awareness among adolescents to enable them to plan and implement adequate sex education.


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