Education must be a vital part of the teenage pregnancy strategy, and I welcome the Government's conversion, at long last. I admire the hon. Much has been made in the press about sex education for five-year-olds—"condoms for five-year-olds!
Education should expose the youths even to the darker side of society; the problems that eclipse it, the prejudices that shackle it and the superstitions that blind it. Topics Young people Young people's sexual health matters.
The balance between responsibility and rights is critical because it sets behavioral expectations and builds trust while providing young people with the knowledge, ability, and comfort to manage their sexual health throughout life in a thoughtful, empowered and responsible way.
However, there have been federal funds allocated, primarily through the Department of Health and Human Services that school systems and community-based agencies have used throughout the last three decades to provide various forms of sex education.
Department of Health and Human Services, keeps a list of evidence-based interventions, with ratings based on the rigor of program impact studies and strength of the evidence supporting the program model. It should be taught by trained teachers.
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Is David T. I think that he makes some very important and powerful points. That is reality.
That is a novel position for the governing party to take. Member for Mid-Dorset and North Poole that some of the media coverage on the matter has been less than helpful. On teenage births and teenage mothers, the estimated percentage of year-olds who had a child in their teens is 3 per cent.
I should like to pick up on the importance of relationships in sex education.