Let's talk about sex

Fallon, DM 2008, 'Let's talk about sex' , British Journal of Nursing, 17 (20) , p. 1260.

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Abstract

Although biological reproduction forms part of the national curriculum, the provision of sex and relationships education (SRE) in English schools is not compulsory. This subject has been entrenched in moral and social issues for at least two decades, with disagreement between those who advocate early formalized sex education and those who believe this may encourage promiscuity. Individual school governing bodies decide whether sex education should form part of the curriculum, but even if it is provided, the focus on anatomy/physiology often overshadows the emotional and social aspects. Furthermore, parents have the legal right to withdraw their children from these sessions if they wish.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0966-0461
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 15:41
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021 11:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/13888

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