Homosexuality amongst migrant oil workers in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria
AbstractAims: To determine the prevalence of homosexuality among migrant oil workers in Niger Delta.
Methods: A prospective questionnaire – based study was conducted among migrant oil workers in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The design was to determine the prevalence of homosexuality in the workers in oil workers. The questionnaire was administered to 314 subjects.
Results: Out of 314 subjects, only 5.14% of the subjects practice homosexuality. There was no case of Lesbianism. There was a 70.6% used of condom in those who were homosexual, while 29.4% did not use condom. All the subjects who practice homosexuality are below the age of 45years. The synagestic behaviour profile thus reported points to a problem trigger that may fuel an already high sero-prevalence of HIV and STI in the region.
Conclusion: The emergencies of homosexuality in oil workers may worsen the existing problems of HIV and other STI in the community of Niger Delta region.
Highland Medical Research Journal Vol. 4(1) 2006: 53-59