The Government has just announced major changes to Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in all schools, from age four. Currently SRE is compulsory in council-maintained secondary schools but not Academies, free schools or primary schools, although in reality, most academies and free schools do provide […]
Sex education programmes are largely ineffectual and do not reduce teen pregnancy or STI rates, says large new research review
Newly released this week, to muted publicity, was a comprehensive, reliable and rigorous Cochrane review of studies reviewing school-based interventions on sex education. This was a large review, combining peer-reviewed data from more than 55,000 young people from around the world. Some of its conclusions […]
The High Court has today ruled that the NHS in England can fund a drug that can reduce the chance of people catching HIV whilst engaging in high-risk sexual activities. NHS England had previously argued that local councils should provide PrEP (‘pre-exposure prophylaxis’) as ‘health prevention’ is […]
‘Talk to any child with gay parents, especially those old enough to reflect on their experiences. If you ask a child raised by a lesbian couple if they love their two moms, you’ll probably get a resounding “yes!” Ask about their father, and you […]
Why is the government giving preferential treatment to those backing compulsory sex education in schools?
Campaigners are pushing for sex and relationships education (SRE) to be made compulsory in all English schools (see here, here and here). Currently local authority maintained schools in England are obliged (See House of Commons briefing) to teach SRE from age 11 (year 7) upwards, […]