Nigerian University Taking Steps To Prevent Intergenerational Sex Between Professors, Students, ‘The World’ Reports
Officials at the University of Abuja in Nigeria recently began enforcing the school's dress code in an effort to prevent intergenerational sex between professors and students, which is contributing to the spread of HIV, "The World" -- a production of BBC World Service, PRI and WGBH Boston -- reported on Tuesday. Officials are inspecting male and female students as they enter campus and sending them home if they are not dressed "modestly enough," the segment says. University officials believe that "racy" clothing -- such as miniskirts and certain tanktops -- is contributing to sex between students and professors, who "wield a lot of power" in the country, according to "The World." However, Bright Enweremadu, managing director of the Society for Family Health, an HIV/AIDS prevention organization in Abuja, said that "transactional" sex, rather than attire or a lack of condoms or information, is to blame for HIV transmission between older and younger generations (Marmion, "The World," PRI, 5/3). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.