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By Rachel Sullivan Robinson
American University School of International Service 

Sex education lessons from Mississippi and Nigeria


(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

(THE CONVERSATION) Nigeria and Mississippi are a world apart physically, but the rural American state and the African country have much in common when it comes to the obstacles they had to overcome to implement sex education in their schools.

Three lessons about overcoming these obstacles come out of research that several colleagues and I conducted on how sex education came to be in Nigeria and Mississippi.

The lessons are particularly relevant for similarly religious and conser...

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