Sunday, 17 April 2016

Teach sex education and fertility from a young age

"They advocated a German or Swedish scheme, applied from an early age, using games and social media to engage with young people on the topic."

"Prof Joyce Harper, who works for the embryology, IVF and reproductive genetics group at University College hospital London, advocates teaching sex education and fertility from a young age."

"Prof Adam Balen, chairman of the British Fertility Society, who organised the summit, said: `We should look at three and four-year-olds being introduced to ideas about where babies come from.`"

"A new poll, conducted to mark the conference, found that many 16 to 24-year-olds found worrying gaps in their knowledge of fertility and reproductive health."

"While fertility rates for both sexes decline gradually from the late 20s, and can be affected by genetic and environmental factors such as smoking, obesity and nutrition, four in five of 1,000 surveyed thought a woman’s fertility only started to decline after the age of 35."

In Scotland we have been told that children need to have sex education from an early age in order to reduce teenage pregnancies although how that is supposed to work I am not sure.

Now it is being suggested that sex education should begin at three or four years old because kids are growing up with gaps in their understanding of fertility.

Really, it`s any excuse to sexualise young children.

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