PriMera Scientific Surgical Research and Practice (ISSN: 2836-0028)

Research Article

Volume 1 Issue 6

Sexual Behaviors and Its Consequences among Adolescents in two Secondary Schools in Bonaberi-Ndobo, Cameroon

Basil Kum Meh*, Blessing Chukwuma Chidera, Thelma Akah Eni, Ruth Achou Mbong, Mary Progress Sih Fung, Harry Mbacham Fon, Gratitude Lekunkeng Nchinju

May 15, 2023


Most adolescents are sexually active, but the age at which they start having sexual intercourse varies between regions, and within a country. This study aims to assess the sexual behaviours and its consequences among unmarried adolescents in two secondary schools in Bonaberi-Ndobo, Douala, Cameroon. A cross-sectional study was carried out from January to February 2023 among 134 unmarried adolescents. The study population included all unmarried adolescent at St. BC and N.M.C who gave their consent and where able to take part in this study. Data was collected with the used of structured questionnaires and inputted in Microsoft excel and analysed using SPSS version 23. With a 5% confidential interval. Among the 134 study participants who responded to the questionnaire, majority 110(82.1%) were female. 68(50.7%) were aged between 12 to 17 years. All the study participants (100%) had knowledge on sexual behaviours, and the main source of information was from school (57.4%). 56.7% (78) reported that they have had sexual intercourse before and majority of them declared that they preferred vaginal sex (42.5%). 66.4% (89) did not use condom during sexual intercourse and about 19.4% have more than one sexual partners. 16.4% have once contracted a sexually transmitted infection, 9% have had an unintended pregnancy and 4.2% have repeated a class. All the study participants had knowledge on sexual behaviours. More than half of the study population have had sexual intercourse at least once and without the use of condoms. A non-negligible proportion of the adolescents had multiple sexual partners. Sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies and school dropout were the main consequences of sexual behaviours as reported in this study.

Keywords: Sexual behaviour; consequences; adolescents; secondary schools


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