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Childhood sex education reduces risky sexual behaviour: a Nigerian case study

Childhood sex education reduces risky sexual behaviour: a Nigerian case study

THE World Health Organisation has marked significant improvements in some aspects of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Young people are having their first sexual encounters at a later age and are more likely to use condoms. But HIV infections in this age group are not decreasing and sexually transmitted infections remain high. ALOYSIUS ODII, Ph.D. candidate in Demography and population studies, University of Nigeria NKECHI G. ONYENEHO, Researcher, University of Nigeria The World Health Organisation defines an adolescent as a person between the ages of 10 and 19. Adolescents make up 22.3% of Nigeria’s population. The country is home to…
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ANALYSIS-Sex education becomes battlefield in U.S. culture war over LGBT+ rights

ANALYSIS-Sex education becomes battlefield in U.S. culture war over LGBT+ rights

SYDNEY BAUER SEX education is emerging as the next battleground in a U.S. culture war over LGBT+ rights, as some conservative state legislators seek to keep discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity out of the nation's classrooms. Lawmakers in three Republican-led states backed legislation this year to let parents take children out of classes covering LGBT+ identity - a step critics said will deprive gay and transgender youth of vital information and fuel discrimination. The governors of Arizona and Arkansas later vetoed their bills, fearing legal challenges, but Tennessee's sex education law came into force in May, with conservatives…
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