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n African Journal of Reproductive Health - Sexual behaviour, knowledge and awareness of related reproductive health issues among single youth in Ethiopia : original research article

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1118-4841
  • E-ISSN: 2141-3606

Abstract

This nationally representative study, encompassing all single youth (15-24 years), was carried out on the sub-population of Ethiopia DHS 2000 to determine the influences of socio-demographic characteristics on sexual behaviour, and assess the knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS and other STIs. There were a total of 890 male and 3,988 female youth. 25.5% of males and 16.1% of females ever had sexual intercourse. Among these, 65.8% males and 24.6% females had two or more sexual partners in the last 12 months. Condom use in the last sexual act was reported by 22.7% and 10% of male and female youth. 19.4% of male and 22.2% of female youth who ever had sexual intercourse ever used family planning method. Although the majority of youth is aware of HIV/AIDS, awareness about other STIs is low. On binary logistic regression analysis, the odds of ever having sexual intercourse were higher for the employed and older youth. Male urban youth was more likely to ever have sexual intercourse than male rural youth (Adjusted OR 4.2; 95% CI 1.8-9.5). Male youth with some form of education were more likely to use condom (Adjusted OR 4.9; 95% CI 1.01-24.7). Female youth with some form of education, the risk of ever having sexual intercourse was reduced by 50% but they were more likely to report having ≥ 2 sexual partners in the last 12 months (Adjusted OR 2.1; 95% CI 1.1-4.1). Female youth who had media exposure were more likely to report having ≥ 2 sexual partners in the last 12 months (Adjusted OR 2.9; 95% CI 1.3-6.8) but more likely to use condom during last sexual intercourse (Adjusted OR 15.7; 95% CI 2.2-117). Among single Ethiopian youth the overall sexual activity is relatively lower than reported from other African countries but high risk sexual behaviour is common. Socio-demographic factors influence youth sexual behaviour.


Cette étude qui est représentative sur le plan national et qui concerne tous les jeunes célibataires (15 - 24 ans) a été menée au sein de la sous-population de l'Ethiopie DHS 2000, pour déterminer les influences des caractéristiques sociodémographiques sur le comportement sexuel et pour évaluer la connaissance et la conscience du VIH/SIDA et les autres ISTs. Il y avait au total 890 mâles et 3,988 femelles - tous des jeunes. 19, 4% des mâles et 22,2% parmi eux qui ont jamais eu des rapports sexuels ont jamais utilisé la méthode de la planification familiale. Quoique la majorité de la jeunesse soient conscientes du VIH/SIDA, la conscience par rapport aux autres ISTs est faible. D'après l'analyse de la regression logistique binaire, la possibilité de jamais avoir un rapport sexuel était plus élevée chez les jeunes employés et plus âgés. Les jeunes mâles qui habitent dans les régions urbainés ont plus la possibilité d'avoir des rapports sexuels que les jeunes mâles qui habitent dans les régions rurales (OR 4, 2; 95% C1 1, 8-9, 5 ajusté). Les jeunes mâles qui ont un certain niveau d'instruction ont plus la possibilité de se server du préservatif (OR 4, 9; 95% C11, 01-24, 7 ajusté). Les jeunes femelles qui ont un certain niveau d'instruction, le risque de jamais avoir eu des rapports sexuels a été réduit de 50%, mais elles avaient plus la possibilité de signaler avoir eu ≥ 2 partenaires sexuels au cours des douze derniers mois (OR 2, 1; 95% C1 1, 3 - 6, 8 ajusté) mais elles avaient plus la possibilité d'utiliser les préservatifs au cours de l'acte sexuel (OR 15, 7; 95% C12, 2 - 117 ajusté). Le niveau de l'activité sexuelle chez les jeunes célibataires éthiopiens est relativement inférieur à celui qui a été signalé dans d'autres pays africains, mais le comportement sexuel de haut risque est commun.

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2019-10-21

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