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Involving parents and building their agency to speak freely and share sex education with the children

Research I conducted in southern Nigeria showed that only 5% of adolescents receive sexuality education from their parents.

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Thank you Sampson. That's interesting data. Can you tell us more about the context of the research? Was it interview-based? Did you interview parents and /or teens? What were the reasons that explain this difficulty in discussing this issue? their lack of sexual education? traditional role of parents and children? religious reasons? others? I assume that not only parents don't talk to their children, but also adolescents don't dare asking questions to their parents. Do you think there's an evolution with new generations? Thanks for bringing up an important actor in this issue.