people are at risk of being victims or perpetrators ofcoerced or forced sexual
sex. In predominantlylow-
and middle-income countries, this contributes significantly to their risk for
HIV infection, unwanted pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. Current
trends show that young people sexual identity and preferences affect their
sexual and reproductive health. Objective: This study aims to determine
prevalence of coerced or forced sexual intercourse, sexual identity and sexual
preferences of young people in Oluku Community, Ovia North East, Local
Government, Edo State, SouthNigeria. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in June, 2013
using multi-stage sampling method. Results: A total of 400 young people
participated in this study. The mean age was 17.8 ± 3.9 years. A higher
proportion of respondents were of the Bini ethnic group 145 (36.3%). Most
respondents were Christians 346 (86.5%) while 33 (8.2%) were Moslems. Majority
of the respondents had secondary education 271 (67.8%), most were single 363
(90.8%) and were from families with a monogamous setting 289 (72.3%). The prevalence
of forced sex was 12.9%, similarly, condom use during forced sex was 27.8%.
More females (15.3%) than males (9.6%) had experienced forced sex; forced sex
was common among young people from older age group, monogamous homes, and those
living in a flat or self contained. Majority (95.3%) of adolescent’s sexual
preference was vaginal, only a few preferred oral (3.3%) and anal sex (1.5%).
Religion was associated with sexual preference and identity. The sexual
identity of most (98.0%) young person’s was heterosexual (or different
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