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Wealth Status and Sexual Partnership Pattern among Nigerian Men


Mary O. Adeolu, Joshua O. Akinyemi, Onoja M. Akpa, Kawu Issa and Bamgboye E.A

Studies in sub-Saharan Africa have shown that many people engage in multiple sexual partnerships despite the high knowledge about the contribution o f such practice to the spread of HIV. The culture i n many African countries especially in Nigeria favour men to engage in sexual experimentation with many sexual partners as a symbol of manhood. Past s tudies on sexual behaviour in Nigeria have focused on women and adolescents while men’s sexual ity has received less attention. This study used data extracted from 2007 National HIV/AIDS and Repr oductive Health Survey of sexually active Nigerians to investigate correlates and pattern of multiple sexual partnerships among men in Nigeria using multilevel logistic regression models. The fi ndings indicate that individual characteristics suc h as ever use of condom influenced sexual behaviour o f men compared to their contextual characteristics. Compared to men in the poorest gro up, moderately rich men were more likely to have multiple (OR=1.10, 95%CI=0.93-1.30) and non-regular sexual partners (OR=1.05, 95%CI=0.89-1.25). We found marital status, ever use condom, students, ag e (21-49years) as significant determinants of multiple sexual partnerships. Sexual behaviour in t he men population is driven not only by their occupations or economic state; younger men are more prone to risky sexual behaviour.

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