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Saturday, October 22, 2016
LIFE praises government's new sex education campaign
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¬†The charity LIFE has welcomed what it describes as the government's change of approach to its teenage pregnancy strategy. The TPU's new campaign ≠ provisionally entitled "Leave It Till Later" ≠ is to aim at encouraging young teenagers to delay sexual activity. The adoption of the new policy follows its use by a number of local health authorities around the UK, for example in Worcestershire. A LIFE spokesperson said: "the condom rich and value free approach to sex education, which the government persisted with long after it had clearly failed, is rightly now seen as inadequate. No significant progress has been made in reducing the number of teenage conceptions and STI rates continue to soar, with hundreds of thousands of young people now becoming infected each year. "The government appears willing to accept the fact that premature sexual activity can be severely damaging to many young people, and is trying a more holistic and mature approach that emphasises strong relationships and the potential benefits of saved sex. LIFE Education has been promoting this vision for many years and we know from experience that it can and does work." Source: LIFE
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