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Dire need for sex education in UK schools

by Medindia Content Team on  May 9, 2006 at 2:13 PM Education News   - G J E 4
Dire need for sex education in UK schools
According to a survey conducted by National Aids Trust, it was surprising to find that young people in the UK are oblivious of the risks of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. People between the age group of 15-24 years avoid using condoms if they or a partner go on the Pill. As a result of observing the National Condom Week (NAT) health officials have asked for including sex education in the curriculum of the British students.
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It surveyed 2,048 people aged 15 and over and found the lack of awareness of how HIV is transmitted among the public. Another interesting factor is that 53% of all women surveyed said they would use a condom with only a new sexual partner, compared to 39% of men. They also were not aware of the protection, condoms offer against STIs and HIV transmission. Hence the NAT chief executive Deborah Jack said that the government must ensure various steps to provide awareness about condoms and sexual health in schools.

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"Sexual Health for Life" is a new series of sex education workbooks that teenagers can get the information the need. sexedco.co.uk
guest Tuesday, May 9, 2006
it's not that people don't know the risks-it's the fact the pill is a better experience than a condom. couple that with the fact the aids explosion in the uk never happened as predicted and happening in africa. Most see it as a gay/anal sex or drug issue. plus statistically the risk is low-78,883 reported by the end of March 2006 out of population of 60,609,153. yes unprotected sex is a risk but I feel the risk is greatly distorted for political and moral ends.
guest Tuesday, May 9, 2006
"Sexual Health for Life" is a new series of sex education workbooks that teenagers can get the information that they need. sexedco.co.uk
guest Tuesday, May 9, 2006
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