Knowledge and quality of adolescents reproductive health communication between parents and their adolescents children in Ibadan, Nigeria

by Musibau A. Titiloye and Ademola J. Ajuwon
Journal of Public Health in Africa 2017; Volume 8:688

8 pp. 681 kB

Parents need to take a more proactive role in encouraging healthy sexual development in adolescents, this new study has found. The authors analyzed communication between adolescents and parents in Ibadan, Nigeria, and determined that despite an ever-growing body of information on adolescent reproductive health, poor communication at home is contributing to a dearth of basic sexual health knowledge that could prevent HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies and abortion. The problem is exacerbated by adolescents’ ever-growing reliance on mass media to learn about sex.

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