3 May 2010UK: Head teachers call for improvements to sex education
A survey by the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) has found that four out of five teachers felt they lacked either the resources or the confidence to teach the subject well, the Independent reports.
9 April 2010UK: Sex education reforms shelved
The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families has been forced to drop key reforms to sex education in schools.
24 February 2010UK: Sex education controversy continues
Children's Secretary Ed Balls has denied that plans for compulsory sex education in England's schools have been watered down.
5 November 2009UK: No opt-out for sex education, government decides
Parents' right to pull their children out of sex education classes in England is being ended once the pupils turn 15.
29 April 2009UK: Lessons in wellbeing to become compulsory
The Government has confirmed its intention to make Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education a compulsory part of the curriculum at both primary and secondary school.
19 March 2009Compulsory sex education up for discussion
The Conservatives have hinted that, if in government, they would not maintain compulsory sex and relationships education, reports Children & Young People Now.
25 January 2009Teachers asked for advice about abortion
A poll carried out for Teachers TV finds that teachers think information about abortion should be given in school.
24 November 2008Children’s charity calls for school sexual health advice to age 18
A report from the National Children's Bureau (NCB) has called for every 11 to 18-year-old in England to able to receive advice on contraception, pregnancy tests and screening for sexually transmitted diseases at school, and compulsory sex education.
19 September 2008fpa pamphlet sparks controversy
A sex education booklet aimed at six-year-olds has been published by a UK sexual health charity.
3 March 2008USA: Sex education in Illinois
This study set out to identify predictors of comprehensive sex education in public schools.