Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Faith schools must teach proper sex education

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Our friend Andrew Copson, director of education and public affairs at the British Humanist Association, had a piece on Comment is Free yesterday arguing that faith schools must not be allowed to teach sex education in their own way (i.e. teaching against homosexuality and sex before marriage), as has been proposed in new government plans. Not only does the evidence show that sex education helps to improve the health and wellbeing of young people (as opposed to teaching abstinence, which is shown to acheive the opposite), but, as Andrew says, it's also what young people themselves want.


Graeme said...

Pretty much anything that Andrew writes is worth reading!