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Exposure to Sex Education and Its Effects on Adolescent Sexual Behavior in Nigeria

Osadolor, Uyi and Amoo, Emmanuel O. and Azuh, Dominic E. and Mfonido-Abasi, Ikono and Christian, Philip Washington and Ugbenu, O. (2022) Exposure to Sex Education and Its Effects on Adolescent Sexual Behavior in Nigeria. Journal of Environmental and Public Health.

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Sexual behavior during adolescence fundamentally steers the future life of both girls and boys, and it should be guided with appropriate education, especially as it also represents a key factor to be considered in attainment of sustainable developmental goals. �e study assessed the e�ect of exposure to sex education on adolescents’ sexual behavior. �e primary and cross-sectional survey data used for this study were analyzed using basic descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression analytical technique. �e results, among others, highlighted that the most common sources of �rst sex education among the respondents are school (54.6%), family (21.6%), social media (9.5%), and others like television (7.6%) and books or magazines (4.9%). Frequency of discussion on sexual matters is positively associated with the use of protection such as condom (� � 0.261; p � 0.01). �estudy gave support to the increasing pursuit of sexuality education. However, since adolescents’ needs could vary by demographics, streamlining sex education need by age and sex characteristics could enhance its e�ectiveness.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 08:40
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2022 08:40

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