A University of Nairobi (UoN) study shows that at least 78 per cent of the students are dating and 68 per cent others are sexually active.
The yet to be released study conducted by University and I Choose Life on ‘Assessment of Sexual, Reproductive and Mental Health Services and Practices among university students’ had a sample size of 669 learners.
UoN Vice Chancellor Stephen Kiama, who presented the brief content of the report yesterday, said the study showed that of the 65 students who reported ever having been pregnant while in campus, 36.9 per cent said they have aborted.
“In the same study, 40.5 per cent of the total respondents were taking alcohol, 13.3 per cent were taking marijuana and a small number one per cent were taking heroin and cocaine.
54 per cent of the respondents reported having tested for HIV in the previous six months at the time of study,” said Kiama.
Kiama made the remarks in Nairobi during the launch of O3 Plus project – Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future, which is being implemented as a partnership between UoN, Mt Kenya University and UNESCO.
The 03 Plus project, which targets all the 10 campuses of UoN and the main campus of Mt Kenya University, provides an opportunity to boost realization of positive health, education and gender equality outcomes of the over 100,000 students in the institutions.