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Sex education to be made compulsory in UK Catholic schools?

March 01, 2017

A move to require sex education in all schools in the United Kingdom has been introduced in Parliament, sparking opposition from some Catholics.

The proposal, advanced by 23 Members of Parliament, would require the introduction of a sex-education program in Catholic schools, as a required part of the National Curriculum. The exact contents of the program have not yet been revealed, but Catholic activists fear that the curriculum would encourage acceptance of sexual activity outside marriage.

 
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  • Posted by: Comares - Mar. 03, 2017 3:03 AM ET USA

    It needs to be made clear that this is Relationships and Sex Education. If the emphasis is on helping young people to have good Relationships where self-esteem is an important aspect it is a good thing. Having the skills to say "NO" is vital. Relationships and Sex Education is not about encouraging young people to have sex. It can have to oposite effect.