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Title:Tasting the Forbidden Fruit: The Social Context of Debut Sexual Encounters among Young Persons in a Rural Nigerian Community
Author:Izugbara, Chimaraoke O.
Year:2001
Periodical:African Anthropologist (ISSN 1024-0969)
Volume:8
Issue:1
Period:March
Pages:96-107
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
Subjects:youth
sexuality
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Health and Nutrition
Women's Issues
Cultural Roles
Health, Nutrition, and Medicine
Family Planning and Contraception
sociology
Teenagers--Medical care
sex education
reproductive health
Rural communities
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/aa/article/view/23106
Abstract:Based on interviews with 180 persons aged 11-25 conducted between October 1999 and January 2000 in Abala community, Abia State, Nigeria, the author discusses first sexual encounters among adolescents in this Nigerian rural community, the level of utilization of safe sex methods and the fallouts of debut sexual relations and their implications for adolescent health and general well-being. Overall, the picture that emerges is one of a young population initiated into sex under very unsafe circumstances and with little or no information to address the fallouts. These include teenage pregnancy, teenage fatherhood/motherhood, dropping out of school, and sexually transmitted diseases. Bibliogr., note, sum.
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