Extramarital affair as correlate of reproductive health and home instability among couples in Ibadan, Nigeria
The study examined extramarital affair as correlate of reproductive health and home instability among couples in Ibadan, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Two hundred (200) couples were randomly selected for the study. A self-structured questionnaire was used to collect data for the study and a reliability coefficient of r=0.64 was obtained. Collated and coded data was analysed with the use of frequency count, percentages and Pearson moment correlation statistical method. Two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level. The findings revealed that, there was significant relationship between extra-marital affair and reproductive health (r=.256, N=200, p<0.05. In the same vein, there was a significant relationship between extramarital affair and home instability in Nigeria (r=.142, N=200. P=<0.05). The study concluded that extra-marital affair is on the high side globally. It was also established that it threatens home stability and encourages the spread of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV and AIDS and other STDs. It was recommended that couples should go an extra mile to ensure success in marriage. Health social workers, health educators, religious leaders, parents and educators should also ensure adequate dissemination of information on the importance of reproductive health education and home stability to health and general well-being.
KEY TERMS: Extramarital affair, reproductive health, home stability and general wellbeing.