By Dr Hadiza Ahmed Tukur
The study was conducted to assess adolescents’ sources of Sexuality and Reproductive Health (SRH) information. 380 adolescents, 400 teachers and 399 parents of adolescents were randomly selected from nine secondary schools in Kaduna State to serve as sample of the study. Three research questions guided the study. One structured questionnaire titled “Adolescents’ Sources of Sexuality and Reproductive Health Information Questionnaire (ASSRHIQ),” which was validated and had a reliability coefficient of 0.87, served as the research instrument. Survey design was used for the study and data collected were computed using descriptive statistics. The following results were obtained from the analyzed data: Adolescents’ actual source of SRH information was the media (39%); preferred source was the school (36%); Parents’ and Teachers’ perceived adolescents’ sources of SRH information were the media (29%) and (40%) respectively; preferred source for parents was the school (39%); teachers preferred parents and school (45% each). Based on the findings, it was recommended that school management should ensure that all adolescents get SRH information from teachers who are well trained and also ensure continuous clarification as to what SRH education is and why it is necessary to teach it through parenting education.