Impact of Sex Education on Adolescents’ Early Sexual Exposure in Obollo-Afor Education Zone, Enugu State
Keywords:Sex education, early sexual exposure, secondary school curriculum
The study examined the impact of sex education on adolescents’ early sexual exposure in Obollo-Afor Education Zone, Enugu State. Three research questions were raised and three hypotheses were tested for the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted. Findings revealed that sex education delayed adolescents’ sex debuts, did not reduce the frequency of sexual practices among adolescents, and expose adolescents to the different modes of sex in Enugu State. The researcher concluded that the numerous sexual information available to adolescents from friends and social networking sites prevent them from inculcating the instructional lessons of sex education in secondary schools. It was recommended among others that a comprehensive sexual health education on safer sex practices capable of equipping adolescents with assertive skills in dealing with sexual relationships should be design as a stand-alone subject in secondary school curriculum.
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