Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2016, Pages: 17-19
Received: Jul. 2, 2016;
Accepted: Jul. 8, 2016;
Published: Sep. 3, 2016
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Molobe Ikenna Daniel, Unified Initiative for a Drug-Free Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria; World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD), Stockholm, Sweden; Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW), Los Angeles, USA; International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition (ISAAC), UK
Sexual dependence and abuse of drugs including the abuse of sexual stimulants and abortion drugs has been observed among the urban teens. This finding was observed through personal encounters and follow-up investigations while working with teenagers in selected communities of Lagos State. Many youngsters are engaging in risky sexual activities while abusing both prescribed drugs and psychotropic substances to enhance their sexual performance. Most of these sexual activities have resulted to high risk of teenage pregnancy abortion with misuse and abuse of drugs and substances to prevent pregnancy or induce the abortion. In most cases, the male partner responsible contributes or influences the use of these drugs and substances for the prevention of pregnancy or induced abortion. This study was carried out in Lagos Urban community which revealed the risk sexual behavioral activities engaged by youngsters.
Molobe Ikenna Daniel,
Sexual Behaviour and Abuse of Drugs Among Urban Teenagers in Lagos, Science Journal of Public Health. Special Issue: Addiction and Substance Abuse.
Vol. 4, No. 5-1,
2016, pp. 17-19.
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