School-based sexuality education: an overview.

Olufadewa II1, 2, 3, Adesina MA1, 3, Oladokun B3, Oladele RI1, 3*, Ayorinde T3, Abudu FR3
1Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
2Department of Reproductive Health Sciences, Pan African University of Life and Earth Sciences Institute, PAULESI, Ibadan, Nigeria.
3Slum and Rural Health Initiative Research Academy, Ibadan, Nigeria.
*Correspondence: Ruth Ifeoluwa Oladele; +234 818 147 1741; oladeleruth@yahoo.com

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Abstract

Sexuality education has been recognised as a basic human right which empowers young people with comprehensive information to have a better view about themselves, healthy relationships, and take charge of their sexuality. Even though sexuality education is crucial to the promotion of sexual health because it ensures that young learners are given the opportunities to develop a positive and factual view of sexuality and sexual health, there are limited approaches for effective sexual education. Therefore, this paper discusses school-based sexuality education as an important strategy to increase awareness about sexual health among youth and adolescents, and the importance of training teachers to deliver comprehensive sexuality education.

Keywords: Sexual health, Sex education, Youth, Reproductive health, School-based sex education, Sex.

Cite this article: Olufadewa II, Adesina MA, Oladokun B, Oladele RI, Ayorinde T, Abudu FR. School-based sexuality education: an overview. Yen Med J. 2021;3(1):8–11.

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