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Large 'gap' between sex education and reality

Published on 09/11/2009
The sex and relationship education given to children and adolescents is a long way away from what they want, it has been claimed.

According to the Sex Education Forum, it is important to teach youngsters about their bodies, relationships and sex, both at school and at home.

However, a spokesperson for the group suggested that the teaching currently on offer is far from what young people "want and need".

The comment came as the government announced plans to integrate new sex education teaching into its Personal, Social, Health and Economics (PSHE) programme for school students.

Calling for more focus to be given to this topic, the representative added: "We are pleased that the government remains committed to making PSHE a statutory subject."

The move to make these lessons mandatory has been met with a mixed reaction by schools, some of which fear that they will conflict with the religious traditions of their pupils.

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, under-18 conception rates in the UK increased from 40.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 17 in 2006 to 41.9 in 2007 - suggesting that more still needs to be done to educate teens.
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