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International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

Editor-in-Chief: Merrick, Joav

Editorial Board: Birch, Diana ML / Blum, Robert W. / Greydanus, MD, Dr. HC (Athens), Donald E. / Hardoff, Daniel / Kerr, Mike / Levy, Howard B / Morad, Mohammed / Omar, Hatim A. / de Paul, Joaquin / Rydelius, Per-Anders / Shek, Daniel T.L. / Sher, Leo / Silber, Tomas J. / Towns, Susan / Urkin, Jacob / Verhofstadt-Deneve, Leni / Zeltzer, Lonnie / Tenenbaum, Ariel


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Volume 29, Issue 3

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Youth friendly health services in a rural community of Lagos, Nigeria: are the youths receptive?

KIkelomo Ololade Wright
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Published Online: 2016-01-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2015-0095

Abstract

Background: Globally, the youths constitute a major segment of most societies particularly in developing countries. This study was undertaken to assess the perception and practices related to youth friendly health services (YFHS) by in-school adolescents in a rural community of Lagos, Nigeria.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted on 400 proportionately selected consenting respondents from the senior classes of the three secondary schools in Agbowa community. A pre-tested interviewer-administered questionnaire was used for data collection and analysis was done with the aid of statistical software.

Results: Most of the respondents were in the age range of 12–15 years with mean age being 15.33±1.54 years. About half (46.8%) of the respondents correctly described adolescents as persons between the ages of 10 and 19 years. The majority (83.2%) of the respondents first heard about the Youth Friendly Health facilities from parents, guardians and friends. However, only few of the respondents had ever visited a Youth Friendly Center. A good location, convenient hours and comfortable surroundings were the most appealing aspects of YFHS. The provision of a seminar room and educational materials (60.8% and 70.8%, respectively) are important to the respondents. Reproductive health (56.8%) was the most preferred health education topic chosen by the respondents.

Conclusion: Sensitization of the youths in the Agbowa community about youth friendly health services and provision of such services would be useful in reducing risky practices and improving their health.

Keywords: Agbowa; adolescents; youth friendly health services.

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About the article

Corresponding author: Dr. Kikelomo Ololade Wright, MBChB, MPH, FMCPH, Department of Community Health and Primary Health Care, Lagos State University College of Medicine/Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, Phone: +234 8023102545


Received: 2015-09-25

Accepted: 2015-11-19

Published Online: 2016-01-21


Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Volume 29, Issue 3, 20150095, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, ISSN (Print) 0334-0139, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2015-0095.

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