Sociological Theory Of Adolescence

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offered as a separate service in separate facilities was advocated; and the need for reproductive health services specifically designed for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) was recognized. Overall, it called for a fundamental rethink of health service provision (Sen, 1994; Bongaarts, 1994; Hartmann, 1987)
As reported by Pearce (2001), the international population establishment became more interested in Africa’s population growth rates after the 1960s, and significantly increased pressure for fertility control in the 1970s, Nigeria and other countries resisted advice on policy development until the mid-1980s. As further pointed out by Pearce, changes in population policies came after the economic recession, which began in the
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So, literally, adolescence could mean the state of growing up from childhood to adulthood. It has also been noted that the formal study of adolescence began sometime in the 1940s.There has been a lack of consensus among scholars on the actual definition of adolescence and the major argument is that the concept can be viewed from different standpoint. A thorough understanding of adolescence in today 's society depends largely on information from various perspectives, most importantly from the areas of psychology, biology, history, sociology, education, and anthropology. Within all of these perspectives, it can be generalized that adolescence is viewed as a transitional period whose chief purpose is the preparation of children for adult roles(Carlson, …show more content…
Every person has the right to receive sexual information and to consider accepting sexual relationship for pleasure as well as for procreation”

Reproductive health outcomes applicable to adolescents may therefore include the timing of sexual initiation; frequency of sexual activity; number of sexual partners; non-voluntary sex; use of contraception, including condoms; acquisition of STIs; and the experience of becoming pregnant or causing pregnancy, giving birth, or fathering a child (O’Toole et al, 2008

2.3 Sexual and Rep productive Health Knowledge among Adolescents in Nigeria Knowledge they say empowers, transforms and reforms. It has been observed from the literature that there has been a dearth of accurate information as regard issues of sexuality and reproductive health among adolescents generally. This is particularly the case inmost economically poor countries where the educational system is defective. Information regarding sexual and reproductive health is poorly disseminated most especially in Nigeria despite the efforts of several non for profit making organizations and numerous civil society organizations. A lack of sexual health information and services has been seen as

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