AWARENESS AND ATTITUDE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TOWARDS REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION IN NNEWI, NNEWI NORTH L. G. A.
Ibebuike J. E.*, Nwokike I. G., Ibebuike K. E., Iquiro A. A., Ezeama M. C., Uduji O. G., Nwobodo H. U.
The main purpose of the study was to assess Awareness and Attitude of Secondary School Students towards Reproductive Health Education in Nnewi, Nnewi, North L.G.A. The design adopted for the study was survey design. The target populations of the study is 400, the sample size consist of 200. Data were analysed using inferential statistics and presented in frequency, table. The following were the findings of the study: the study revealed that the respondents? awareness of reproductive health education is very poor since 118 (59%) stated that the respondents have positive attitude towards reproductive health education since 101 (50.5%) of the respondents have positive attitude towards reproductive health education since 101 (50.5%) of the respondents strongly disagreed that education regarding reproductive health is a waste of time, 123 (61.5%) strongly disagreed that health education regarding reproductive health profit, nothing also 112 (56%) strongly agreed that youth should endeavour to know how their sexual organs work, 148 (74%) strongly agreed that reproductive health education should teach their girl child how to deal with menses before it start. The result of the study also showed that reproductive health education is not been taught in these schools, as majority 144 (72%) of the respondents said that reproductive health education is not been thought in their school. The researcher made the following recommendation: Effective teaching of sexual health education on secondary school students will go a long way stopping unintended pregnancy.[Full Text Article]