Awareness on abortion legality among undergraduate students in Nigerian Universities

OYEYIPO, EYITAYO J. and Arisukwu, Ogadimma C. and Rasak, Bamidele and Igbolekwu, chisaa O. and ADEYEMO, ADEYINKA B. and OYEYIPO, KEMISOLA Awareness on abortion legality among undergraduate students in Nigerian Universities. Cogent social sciences.

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The aim of this work is to measure and determine the awareness on abortion and its legality amongst youths in Nigerian Universities. The undergraduate students of some selected universities in Nigeria constituted the study population. These were male and female undergraduate students across the faculties and departments of the schools. The study made use of questionnaire as the source of data collection. A total of 587 questionnaires were administered and analysed. Findings from this study supported literature on the knowledge of undergraduates on abortion. It further revealed that awareness of legal provisions guiding abortion in Nigeria was low, as only 28.3% of the respondents were aware of the criminal and penal code laws relating to abortion. It is recommended that the schools. Should include education of legal stance on abortion in the curriculum. Also, the undergraduate students should be educated on mortality resulting from abortion to boost the development rate of the country.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Eyitayo J. Oyeyipo
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2021 14:53
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2021 14:53

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