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Amoo, Emmanuel O. and Ajayi, Mofoluwake Paula and Samuel, Gbemisola W. and Adekeye, Olujide A and Odewale, Bose J. (2017) SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR IN NIGERIAN CONTEXT, VULNERABILITY TO CERVICAL CANCER AND HEALTH PROMOTION. Proceedings of SOCIOINT 2017- 4th International Conference on Education, Social Sciences and Humanities . ISSN 978-605-82433-1-6

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The study examined the extent to which Nigerian women are vulnerable to cervical cancer in the context of their cultural characteristics of sexual behaviour. The data were extracted from 2015 Regional Breast and Cervical Cancers Survey that targeted women in age 15-49 years using structured face-to-face interviews. The geo-political zones constituted the strata, out of which two geo-political zones (South West and North Central) were randomly selected and only two states (one from each zone) were randomly picked. The data were analysed using univariate and multivariate techniques. The study revealed the proportion of respondents with identified risk factors that could increase vulnerability to cervical cancer including STIs such as vagina discharge (15.4%) experience heavy or long menstruation (13.9%), discomfort during sexual intercourse (13.1%), pelvic pain (9.5%) and bleeding in-between menstrual periods (5.6%). Multiple sexual partnership practice was not perceived as a risk factor to cervical cancer. The study concludes that the traditional passivity on women sexual relationship could aggravate the vulnerability to cervical cancer. Counselling also would be necessary to address women perception and understanding of various implications of their sexual behaviour in order to reduce the spread of not only cervical cancer but also other reproductive health challenges.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cervical cancer, multiple partners, sexual behaviour, women
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mrs. Julie Ilogho
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 20:44
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 20:44

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