House of Lords committee calls for compulsory school sex ed
The House of Lords Select Committee on HIV and AIDS has called for the teaching of sex and relationships education (SRE) to be made compulsory in schools. The committee claims that SRE is essential for reducing the incidence of sexually-transmitted diseases. The government is conducting a consultation on the matter. [Children & Young People Now, 2 September] SRE often includes explicit depictions of sexual activity and promotes abortion and contraception.