The Social Sciences

Year: 2009
Volume: 4
Issue: 3
Page No. 264 - 268

Adolescent Sexuality and Sexuality Education in Southwestern Nigeria: Combining Quantitative and Participatory Methodologies

Authors : O.L.A. Tolulope Monisola and Bosede Abiola Oludare

Abstract: This study investigates, the teaching of sexuality education in schools as a solution to adolescent’s sexuality problems in South-Western Nigeria. Issues considered in adolescent sexuality include conceptions of sexuality and patterns of sexual relationships, level of knowledge about Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and magnitude of SRH problems. Data for the study was generated from a cross-sectional questionnaire survey and participatory methodologies (Focus Group Discussions (FGD) and In-Depth Interviews (IDI)) in South-western Nigeria, in which 779 randomly selected respondents, aged 12 years and above, attending 10 secondary schools in 5 communities of Ekiti State, Nigeria participated. Findings of the study revealed, the level of sexuality knowledge and awareness of respondents. Sexuality education has not been fully incorporated into some of the schools curriculum and much of what is known about sexuality is mainly received from peers, who are often ignorant about these issues and provide either erroneous or inadequate information. The study concludes that teaching of sexuality education in schools will impact positively on adolescent sexuality behaviours in South-western Nigeria.

How to cite this article:

O.L.A. Tolulope Monisola and Bosede Abiola Oludare , 2009. Adolescent Sexuality and Sexuality Education in Southwestern Nigeria: Combining Quantitative and Participatory Methodologies. The Social Sciences, 4: 264-268.

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