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PERCEPTION TOWARDS THE INTRODUCTION OF SEX EDUCATION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AMONG SELECTED WOMEN ATTENDING UCH IBADAN FAMILY CLINIC

The concept of sex education and its introduction in secondary schools has witnessed much controversies and misconception by many teachers, parents, the society and students. Sex education which is sometimes called sexuality education or sex and relationships education is the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships and intimacy. Sex education is the information and skills acquired by an individual to help the individual to deal with human sexuality. The objective of this study is to assess the perception of women attending University College Hospital (UCH) family clinic towards teaching of sexuality education in secondary schools. A descriptive cross-sectional study design was adopted; and a cluster sampling technique was used in selection of 100 women for the study. A self-structured and interviewer-administered questionnaire was used to obtain information from respondents within 4 weeks. The data collected were coded and entered into SPSS windows, version 20.0. It was further analyzed using descriptive statistics 2a nd Chi-square (÷) test with level of significance at 5%. Findings show that the mean age of the respondents is 37.63 ± 7.71 years. Further findings reveal that majority of respondents are married, majority are Christians and majority have tertiary education as the highest educational qualification. This study also shows that the respondents have positive perception and perceived positive attitude towards introduction of sexual education in secondary school. Further findings observe that the perceived knowledge of women on role of sex education in adolescent sexual issues is poor. Hypothesis tested show that there is no significant influence on gender, education, religion and age of parents on perception of sexuality education in secondary schools. It is therefore recommended that parents and teachers should jointly have the responsibility to provide correct and factual information on sexual health to students since they spend most of the time with parents at home and teachers at schools.

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  • : Perception; women; sexuality education; secondary schools, students
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