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SEX TALK FAIL

More than half of teenagers think their parents fail when it comes to having ‘the talk’ with them about sex

MORE than half of teenagers think their parents fail when it comes to having “the talk” with them about sex.

Many reckon they don’t get enough detail about pornography, how babies are conceived and sexually transmitted infections.

 More than half of teenagers think their parents fail when it comes to having 'the talk' with them about sex
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More than half of teenagers think their parents fail when it comes to having 'the talk' with them about sexCredit: Getty - Contributor

Just 48 per cent of 16 and 17-year-olds rated the relationships and sex education they got from their mums and dads as at least good, a poll said.

Even less, just 41 per cent, said school sex education was up to scratch.

Sex education will be compulsory for all kids from next year.

But the Sex Education Forum survey found around 20 per cent said talks at school or home were bad.

Three quarters of parents were good on puberty but that fell to half when it came to medical terms and STIs.

And a third of teens were not told where babies come from.

In schools sex pleasure, porn and female genital mutilation were most likely not to be covered.

The Forum’s Lucy Emmerson said: “Young people are making it loud and clear that school and parents both fall short in discussing issues that are pressing and relevant to them.”

New guides from Internet Matters help parents talk to their kids about the dangers of porn



 

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