Prevalence of Sexual Activities Among Secondary School students in Nairobi and Busia Counties Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Mayabi, J. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-01T11:08:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-01T11:08:56Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-31
dc.identifier.issn 2410-8383
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.kabarak.ac.ke/handle/123456789/1396
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1396
dc.description Full text en_US
dc.description.abstract Adolescent sexuality is an important public health issue, as it affects them in many ways; they risk contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; may become pregnant leading to school dropout and early marriage. The assessment of prevalence of sexual activities among students, may guide policies and programmes aimed at reducing the risks of engaging in early sex. The study used ex posto facto and descriptive research design. Target population was 20227 form three students in Nairobi and Busia Counties. Accessible population was 3568 form three students in seven districts. Multi-stage, probability proportionate to size, stratified and simple random sampling was used to select the participants. Findings of the study shows adolescents engage in sexual activities at a very young age. They engage in sex activities with multiple partners and majorities do not use contraceptives. Overall prevalence of sexual activities was 28.8% male and 14.6% female. Variables positively associated with sexual activities include age, gender, school type and location. Any intervention aimed to promote students’ sexual health should be designed with appreciation of factors associated with sexual activity in due consideration. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher http://eserver.kabarak.ac.ke/ojs/ en_US
dc.subject Students, sexual activities, Prevalence en_US
dc.title Prevalence of Sexual Activities Among Secondary School students in Nairobi and Busia Counties Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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