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Blogs — Why is HIV missing from sex education in our schools

Let’s talk about sex…

Posted by Brigette Bard on

For some of us, the awkwardness of ‘that chat’ can linger with you from your early teens into adulthood. The ominous approach of a parent, clutching a book and wearing an expression of terror mixed with mortification #cringe. Regrettably there’s a common theme that unites a huge swathe of young people and their parents or carers  - the horror of talking to each other about sex. But while a lot of teenagers admit to feeling uncomfortable about discussing sex, they still want to. A 2010 government survey showed that more than half of 18 year-olds who’d had sex wished they’d...

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What else is missing from sex education in our schools? (part 2)

Posted by Brigette Bard on

Isn't it time to launch a sex education revolution in our schools?

If the stats are to be believed, something has to change in our education system to raise awareness in young people about the physical and emotional effects of sex.

We need to get these normal conversations about sex and HIV started… quickly

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