Sexual and Reproductive Health Challenges of Adolescent Males and Females in some Communities of Plateau State Nigeria


P. Zwanikken, Anke van der Kwaak, et al.

It has been projected that the population of young people in Nigeria will exceed 57 million by the year 2025, a large proportion of which are adolescents. Adolescents constitute an important proportion of the population of Nigeria, they have delicate stages that presents with challenges especially that of sexual and reproductive health due to the developmental changes. It is important that they experience safe and pleasurable sexual life, the absence of which may expose them to reproductive health challenges. Presently, about one quarter of Nigerian adolescents are sexually active with age of sexual debut ranging from 10 to 15 years.