n Gender and Behaviour - Accessibility, knowledge and utilization of HIV / AIDS and sexual health information by female indoor sex workers in Ibadan Metropolis of Nigeria
|Article Title||Accessibility, knowledge and utilization of HIV / AIDS and sexual health information by female indoor sex workers in Ibadan Metropolis of Nigeria|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||Gender and Behaviour|
|Author||Mercy A. Ijirgho|
|Publication Date||Jun 2011|
|Pages||3680 - 3700|
|Keyword(s)||Centre for Learning Resource|
This study assessed accessibility knowledge and utilization of HIV / AIDS and sexual health information by female indoor sex workers in Ibadan metropolis of Nigeria. One hundred and eighty copies of questionnaires were administered to respondents, fifteen subjects representing a stratum while One hundred and forty-two were retrieved and valid for the study. Descriptive statistical method of analysis was used. Data were coded in simple percentages and presented in tables. Data obtained through the questionnaires, and interviews were discussed in relation to the research questions. T-test and ANOVA were used in testing the hypotheses.
Findings of the study revealed that female indoor sex workers received information on HIV / AIDS and sexual health regularly. Also, their knowledge of the issue is adequate, because majority have full understanding. Findings of the study showed that the female sex workers have a positive perception of HIV / AIDS and sexual health information. Their knowledge and perception of the issue have influenced them to a great extent resulting in respondent's adoption of good sexual health practices.
It was recommended that Parents should talk and educate their children properly about life, be close to them and know the jobs their children are doing. Society should embrace them and show them some love in other to win them and get them out of what it frowns at. Finally, the government of Nigeria should see the importance of the lives these sex workers as her citizens and come up with policies to rehabilitate them in other for to live more fulfilling lives.
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