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Sex education revised by the DoH

Published on 01/12/2009
The Department of Health (DoH) has launched a new campaign to educate Britain's youth on the importance of contraception.

Government research shows that a lack of knowledge and misinformation are resulting in many teenagers across the UK putting their sexual health at risk.

Anna Martinez, coordinator of the Sex Education Forum, said: "Awareness raising campaigns are equally as important as school based work.

"We need to find creative ways of getting positive messages around sexual health to young people. A campaign needs to complement other work that is done in the community."

Last month, the government announced changes to the teaching of sex education in the UK, as part of its revised Personal, Social, Health and Economic plans.

Parents currently have the right to withdraw their children from sex and relationship education up until the age of 18 – this will remain, however, experts are calling for the age to be reduced to 15.

The Health Protection Agency reported in July that the total number of new gonorrhoea infections diagnosed in the UK last year decreased by 11 per cent from 18,649 infections in 2007.
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