Frank Oronsaye

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BACKGROUND Interventions to treat STDs have been reported to reduce HIV incidence. Interventions to improve treatment-seeking for STDs may impact on the duration and prevalence of STDs. Nigeria has high rates of STDs and an increasing incidence of HIV. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of an intervention on STD treatment-seeking behavior and STD prevalence(More)
Despite growing public resistance to the practice of female genital cutting (FGC), documentation of its prevalence, social correlates or trends in practice are extremely limited, and most available data are based on self-reporting. In three antenatal and three family planning clinics in South-west Nigeria we studied the prevalence, social determinants, and(More)
and traditional methods of contraception has always been shown to be poor among Nigerian adolescents. The 1990 Demographic and Health Survey found that only 11% of sexually active women aged 15–19 ever used any modern contraceptive method. Such rates of contraceptive use are much lower than levels seen in similar age-groups in many Sub-Saharan African(More)
CONTEXT The study was designed to investigate the attitudes and practices of private medical practitioners towards abortion, postabortion care and postabortion family planning in Nigeria. METHODS Three hundred and twenty-three private practitioners who were proprietors of private clinics in three states of the country were interviewed with a structured(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between female genital cutting and frequency of sexual and gynaecological symptoms among a cohort of cut versus uncut women in Edo State of Nigeria. DESIGN Cross sectional study. SETTING Women attending family planning and antenatal clinics at three hospitals in Edo State, South-south Nigeria. POPULATION 1836(More)
This study was designed to examine sexual behaviour and contraceptive use among in-school adolescents in Benin City, Nigeria. A random sample of 431 females and 440 males aged 14-21 years from secondary schools in Benin City, Nigeria, were interviewed using a structured pretested questionnaire. The results show that 23% of the females and 40% of males had(More)
BACKGROUND Rates of retention in care of HIV-positive pregnant women in care programs in Nigeria remain generally poor with rates around 40% reported for specific programs. Poor quality of services in health facilities and long waiting times are among the critical factors militating against retention of these women in care. The aim of the interventions in(More)
The international movement against female circumcision gained momentum in the past two decades. Although recent studies report decline in the practice none has studied the cohort effect or provided plausible explanation for such decline. Changes in female circumcision occurring in two southwestern States of Nigeria between 1933 and 2003 were tracked in a(More)
BACKGROUND Retention in care is critical for improving HIV-infected maternal outcomes and reducing vertical transmission. Health systems' interventions such as continuous quality improvement (CQI) may support health services to address factors that affect the delivery of HIV-related care and thereby influence rates of retention-in-care. METHODOLOGY We(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a process where health teams systematically collect and regularly reflect on local data to inform decisions and modify local practices and so improve delivery of services. We implemented a cluster randomized trial to examine the effects of CQI interventions on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission(More)