Sexual and reproductive health concerns of migrants in an urban and rural areas of Oyo State Nigeria

Oyedunni S. Arulogun, University of Ibadan
Oyediran E Oyewole, University of Ibadan

This cross-sectional study was carried out to investigate the sexual and reproductive health needs of migrants. Five hundred and sixty-six migrants took part in the survey. Results showed that 62.9% were males, 48.2% were between 20-40 years; a third (32.0%) were from Republic of Benin; 20.1% reportedly had more than one sexual partner; 12.6% of had ever contracted an STI and 47.9% did know the causes. Main health seeking behaviours were treatment from the Chemists (0.9%), self medication (0.5%) and traditional healers (0.2%). Outcome of these showed that only 3.7% of reported that there was healing. Not knowing where to go (46.5%), poverty (23.0%) and fear of arrest by government agents (0.9%) were main hindrances to accessing SRH services. Based on these there is a need for enlightenment campaign with emphasis on transmission route, strong advocacy and social mobilizations to improve access to SRH services and reduce transmission of STIs.

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Presented in Session 137: Reproductive health