Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2016

Abstract

This paper aimed at x-raying the expected roles of women librarians in promoting sexuality education on within the Nigerian context. The study adopted the desk-research approach where extensive literature review was used in generating data for the study. The findings reveals that women can organize talks for women and young people in the rural areas, organize sex education seminars in collaboration with students Affairs Division in tertiary institutions, use social media platform to disseminate information relating to sexuality education among others. Challenges relating to cultural, religious factors, low literacy level among rural women were identified in the paper. The paper concludes that educated, knowledgeable and skilled women librarians participation in sexuality education would help in preventing the high rate of teenage pregnancy, illegitimate birth among adolescents and sexually transmitted infections.

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