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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nigeria: Behavioural Patterns and Needs Aderanti Adepoju

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nigeria: Behavioural Patterns and Needs

Aderanti Adepoju

Published July 21st 2006
ISBN : 9780595400126
Paperback
144 pages
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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues and challenges in Nigeria are daunting- teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and illegal abortion, high and early entry into sexual activity and lack of adequate information about safeMoreAdolescent sexual and reproductive health issues and challenges in Nigeria are daunting- teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and illegal abortion, high and early entry into sexual activity and lack of adequate information about safe sex. Sexually active adolescents face several risks -as well as possibly contractin HIV and other STIs, there are unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, high-risk deliveries, reduced educational opportunities and poor economic outcomes. Improving adolescent reproductive health and reducing teenage pregnancies are essential ingridients of responsible policy making.