The Lagos State Government Thursday disclosed that 24.2 per cent of women in Lagos State had their first sexual intercourse before the age of 18 years.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, gave the statistics at the first lecture and award series of Inspiration 92.3fm held at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island. Idris spoke on ‘Reproductive Health: Beyond Cultural Limitations and Concerns.’
Idris disclosed that the National Demographic and Health Survey and the Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey reported that 24.2 per cent of women in Lagos had their first sexual intercourse before attaining the age of 18 years.
He put the national figures of women that have sex before the age of 18 at about 51 per cent, noting that in Lagos, one out of every four women would have been exposed to sex before 18 and the national average for Nigeria is one of two women.