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Sex education

3 May 2010

UK: 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 2010

UK: 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 2010

UK: 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 2009

UK: 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 2009

UK: 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 2009

Compulsory 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 2009

Teachers 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 2008

Children’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 2008

fpa pamphlet sparks controversy

A sex education booklet aimed at six-year-olds has been published by a UK sexual health charity.

3 March 2008

USA: Sex education in Illinois

This study set out to identify predictors of comprehensive sex education in public schools.

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