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Condom use at first sex among unmarried sexually active young men in Nigeria: An assessment of ethnic variations

Funmi Banjo, Obafemi Awolowo University
Sunday T. Omoyeni, Obafemi Awolowo University

This paper examined factors associated with condom use at first sex among sexually active unmarried young men in Nigeria, using information from the 2008 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) dataset. The analysis was done at both bivariate and multivariate levels. Findings from the analysis showed that, age at first sexual debut and the proportion that used condom was generally low. Across ethnic groups, mean age at first sexual intercourse was lowest among Hausa/Fulani (16.5years) compared with male youths from Yoruba (17years) and Igbo (17years). Young men from Yoruba ethnic affiliation were 1.60 times as likely as the Hausa/Fulani to use condom at first sexual intercourse. Also, as level of education increases, the magnitude of the association with condom use at first sexual debut increases. Hence, the need for effective Information, Education and Counseling (IEC) programs for young men across ethnic groups in the context of prevailing cultural norms.

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Presented in Poster Session 1