Sexual Violence against Men Students in Tertiary Institutions in Ibadan, South-West Nigeria

T. A. Adeleke, J O. Akinyemi, A. S. Adebowale, O. I. Fawole


The experience of violence to men in Africa has been under-researched, because culturally it is not believed that men may be victims of abuse. This study determined the prevalence and factors associated with experience of Sexual Violence (SV) to men students in tertiary institutions in a metropolitan city, South-West Nigeria. Using multistage sampling technique, 600 men students were randomly selected from two tertiary institutions in Ibadan, Nigeria. With the level of significance set at 5% (p<0.05) and confidence interval at 95% (C.I- 95%), prevalence of SV was 58.3%.  Partners were the main (59.4%) perpetrator of SV. Approximately 18.0% victims ever sought help following abuse. Schooling level, family background, current relationship status, alcohol consumption, and smoking status, were significantly associated with experience of SV (p<0.05). Intervention programs that addresses SV and which target students in the lower levels of tertiary education, particularly those from polygamous families and who smoke and drink is necessary in tertiary institutions in Ibadan and possibly other institutions in Nigeria.


Sexual violence, Men students, Intimate partner violence (IPV), Ibadan

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