Thursday 22 March 2018

Kim Bielenberg: Sex education – why we’re clueless about the birds and the bees

THE famous Cole Porter song suggests, "Birds do it, bees do it. Even educated fleas do it...’’ But Irish schools have always fallen short when it comes to sex education.

A new survey to mark National Condom Week (yes, it does exist) shows that 55pc of Irish 18-year-olds will leave second-level without any formal sexual health education.

Another 15pc of respondents to the Durex survey said they “cannot remember receiving’’ tuition in the topic.

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