BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
For a very long time now, both the young and old have taken abortion issue with great concern, whether the person is literate or illiterate in our society or not. A lot of cries and lives have risen about abortion in very many distinguished scholars and educators have done a lot researching on issues relating to abortion, despite all done by these resource personnel, it is disheartening and highly regrettable to note that people still have crude attitude towards abortion.
In modern age of ours, people still get upset and feel shy sometimes at the mere mention of the word ‘abortion’ Also, most student are still ignorant about abortion related issues. As a result of this crude attitude towards abortion, more harm have been done than good to many innocent souls whose lives would have been saved if the right steps and attitudes had been taken at the appropriate time to savage such situation.
Due to this short coming, the investigator decided or rather feel compelled to the study of the attitude of student in College of Education towards abortion. Implication for sex education, it is therefore, the hope of the write that in the course of study, the facts and information put together would help immense college students and those of institution of higher learning. This is turn transcend to members of the society at large to liberate their minds thereby developing the right attitudes and practice towards abortion, it is only through this we can help our students in institution and others, mostly members of the public to reduce the speedy ware of abortion.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This study mainly aimed at finding out clearly the attitudes of College of Education towards abortion. The study aimed at finding clear term what and how students who are in college in both rural and urban areas feel about abortion. In specific terms, this study seek to:
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The main purpose of this study is the attempt of College of Education, Ekiadolor towards abortion and the implication of counseling.
The above statement raised, are developed to act as a guide to the study. Among other things, this study will examine these factor influencing pregnancy due to rape, incest, fetus information and the attitudes colleges have towards abortion or these pregnancies. At the end of this study, ways of solving these problem will be suggested.
In order to address the topic the researchers has formulated the following research question
DELIMITATION/SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The scope of this study will generally centered on the attitudes of students in college towards abortion. The study was carried out in College of Education Ekiadolor (Both male and females) in Edo State.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Abortion: This has to do with removal or termination of pregnancy between the seven month which is the viability of the foetus a time when the foetus is capable of extra uterine life and independently.
Spontaneous Abortion: This is when a pregnancy aborts on its own occur without any external help like the use of drugs and or D and C.
Induced Abortion: This is when a pregnancy is forecedly removed with the use of drugs or D and C in a layman language, this is referred to as thje criminal abortion.
Polygamy: This is when a man married more than one wife.
Incest: This is sex engagement between relatives. It is an affair or sex between members of the same family.
Liberalization of Abortion: This is when individuals are given freedom to procure abortion if they so decide.
Legalization of Abortion: This is when a law is enacted so that people are being prosecuted for being involved in abortion.
Rape: This is when a man forcibly has sexual knowledge with a girl (woman)
Contraception: This is a term associated with the use of drugs, pills etc to procure or prevent abortion.
Sex Education: This is a kind of education that enable individual acquire and develop healthy attitudes and practices towards sex.
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