Effect of Premarital Sexual Practice and Associated Factors Among Adolescent Students in Wolaita Sodo Preparatory School



Sexual intercourse during adolescent’s period is unprotected and it has a lot of health risks and physical and psychological hazards. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of premarital sexual practice and associated factors among WolaitaSodo preparatory school adolescents in 2018. The study was conducted WolaitaSodopreparatory school in WolaitaSodo, which is Western Ethiopia. The study design was cross sectional. A total of 144 participants were included. Data were collected using self-administered questionnaire and analyses using SPSS version 21.  Descriptive, bivariate and multivariate analysis was used to report the study results. From the total of 144 participants, 88(61.1%) of adolescents have had premarital sexual practice. In multiple logistic regressions associated factors were age, grade level, living arrangement, alcohol use and viewing pornography.

Keywords: premarital sexual practice, adolescents, WolaitaSodo preparatory school, Binary logistic regression

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