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Social media and adolescent sexuality: implications HIV/AIDS incidence in Nigeria

Amoo, Emmanuel O. (2013) Social media and adolescent sexuality: implications HIV/AIDS incidence in Nigeria. In: A Panoply of READINGS in Social Sciences: Lessons for and from Nigeria. ISBN, 1 . Department of Sociology, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, pp. 145-162.

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Abstract

Media roles today are becoming more worrisome with raging controversies especially in the area of sexual scenes. The study examined the effect of the silent posture of Christian religion towards the preponderance of scanty dressing, pornography (and the like) on adolescents’ sexual behaviour. 114 adolescents in age group 12-24 years were interviewed in Lagos State of Nigeria. The study revealed that level of “parent-child-communication” within the family is below average (32%). Over 69.3% claimed sermon/discussions/preaching ever heard excluded sexuality and about 52% that do, emphasizes only the “sinful” aspect rather than its social benefits. About 67% respondents have watched pornographic materials on TV in the last 3 months while two-third has experienced sexual intercourse. Indulgence in adult entertainment could be curtailed by provision of adequate sex education and open programmes on sexuality rather than the current clandestine-campaigning syndrome. Key Words: Pornography, sexuality, adult entertainment, HIV/AIDS

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Dr. Emmanuel O. Amoo
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2015 21:12
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 21:12
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4268

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