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Multiple sexual partnership mediates the association between early sexual debut and sexually transmitted infection among adolescent and young adult males in Nigeria.
Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2009 Apr; 14(2):134-43.EJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To assess the relationship between early sexual debut, risky sexual behaviours and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young males.

METHODS

The study was cross-sectional analytical in design and involved 1278 Nigerian males aged 15-24 years. Logistic regression was used in assessing the statistical relationship between early sexual debut (<16 years) and self-reported STIs (history of at least one of three symptoms - painful urination, genital discharge, and genital ulcer/sore - within the past 12 months), with demographic factors, sexual behaviours and psychosocial measures controlled for.

RESULTS

The prevalence of self-reported symptoms was 4.2% for genital discharge, 4.1% for painful urination, and 2.0% for genital sore/ulcer. Overall, 6.8% had STI symptom(s). At bivariate analysis, early sexual debut (p = 0.021), multiple partners (p < 0.001), concurrent partners (p = 0.002), and sex with casual/commercial partners (p = 0.013) were associated with STIs. At multivariate analysis, early sexual debut (odds ratio [OR] = 2.12, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.17-3.84) remained significantly associated with STIs. Multiple sexual partnership (OR = 2.00, 95% CI = 1.13-3.52) was also significantly associated with STIs, and is a mediator of the association between early debut and STI.

CONCLUSIONS

Multiple sexual partners and early sexual debut are associated with STIs among adolescent and young adult males.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Health, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. adesegunfatusi@yahoo.co.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19340709

Citation

Fatusi, Adesegun, and Wenjuan Wang. "Multiple Sexual Partnership Mediates the Association Between Early Sexual Debut and Sexually Transmitted Infection Among Adolescent and Young Adult Males in Nigeria." The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care : the Official Journal of the European Society of Contraception, vol. 14, no. 2, 2009, pp. 134-43.
Fatusi A, Wang W. Multiple sexual partnership mediates the association between early sexual debut and sexually transmitted infection among adolescent and young adult males in Nigeria. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2009;14(2):134-43.
Fatusi, A., & Wang, W. (2009). Multiple sexual partnership mediates the association between early sexual debut and sexually transmitted infection among adolescent and young adult males in Nigeria. The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care : the Official Journal of the European Society of Contraception, 14(2), 134-43. https://doi.org/10.1080/13625180802601110
Fatusi A, Wang W. Multiple Sexual Partnership Mediates the Association Between Early Sexual Debut and Sexually Transmitted Infection Among Adolescent and Young Adult Males in Nigeria. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2009;14(2):134-43. PubMed PMID: 19340709.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Multiple sexual partnership mediates the association between early sexual debut and sexually transmitted infection among adolescent and young adult males in Nigeria. AU - Fatusi,Adesegun, AU - Wang,Wenjuan, PY - 2009/4/3/entrez PY - 2009/4/3/pubmed PY - 2009/6/3/medline SP - 134 EP - 43 JF - The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception JO - Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care VL - 14 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship between early sexual debut, risky sexual behaviours and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young males. METHODS: The study was cross-sectional analytical in design and involved 1278 Nigerian males aged 15-24 years. Logistic regression was used in assessing the statistical relationship between early sexual debut (<16 years) and self-reported STIs (history of at least one of three symptoms - painful urination, genital discharge, and genital ulcer/sore - within the past 12 months), with demographic factors, sexual behaviours and psychosocial measures controlled for. RESULTS: The prevalence of self-reported symptoms was 4.2% for genital discharge, 4.1% for painful urination, and 2.0% for genital sore/ulcer. Overall, 6.8% had STI symptom(s). At bivariate analysis, early sexual debut (p = 0.021), multiple partners (p < 0.001), concurrent partners (p = 0.002), and sex with casual/commercial partners (p = 0.013) were associated with STIs. At multivariate analysis, early sexual debut (odds ratio [OR] = 2.12, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.17-3.84) remained significantly associated with STIs. Multiple sexual partnership (OR = 2.00, 95% CI = 1.13-3.52) was also significantly associated with STIs, and is a mediator of the association between early debut and STI. CONCLUSIONS: Multiple sexual partners and early sexual debut are associated with STIs among adolescent and young adult males. SN - 1473-0782 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19340709/Multiple_sexual_partnership_mediates_the_association_between_early_sexual_debut_and_sexually_transmitted_infection_among_adolescent_and_young_adult_males_in_Nigeria_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13625180802601110 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -