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Talking point: compulsory sex education in schools

Sex education is set to become compulsory in schools - but is it a good idea?

The Government is proposing a far-reaching review of how primary and secondary school pupils are taught about sex, personal and social health, which could see the subjects becoming part of the curriculum.

The news has been welcomed by some, as number of abortions and sexually transmitted infections in young people continues to rise.

According to the UK Youth Parliament, four out of 10 young people say they received no sex education at school, and the

But the issue has also raised questions from educators and parents, such as at what age should such lessons begin and how much input will parents have in what is being taught?

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