Gender and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Nigerian Educational Institutions: The Christian Response
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Commonsense views on difference between men and women tend to assume that there are distinct consistent and highly significant biological differences between sexes. Gender can majorly be classified as male or female according to their physical characteristics: external genitalia, internal genitalia, gonads (the organs which produce sex cells), hormonal States and secondary sex characteristics. Because of these differences, women are capable of bearing suckling children, whereas men are not. These differences in physique between men and women usually depict men to be stronger and more muscular. Biological differences are widely believed to be responsible for the difference, in both the behavior of men and women and the roles that they play in society. Sexually transmitted diseases in Nigerian educational institutions are very alarming. This paper will address issues in equality of gender and age and how gender affects sexuality in Nigerian society. It will also look into the Bible and Christianity with particular reference to gender discrimination. To cap it up, the Christian response to sexually transmitted diseases with particular focus on (HIV/AIDS) in Nigerian educational system. Also, the psychological and spiritual assistance to the victims will be x-rayed with a logical conclusion.
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