Articles about 'sex education'

IMP HOUR (Empower): the voices of feminism in Ireland

Tanis Smither interviews Susannah Appleby and Faye O'Rourke about women's rights in Ireland

Tanis Smither // 3 February 2017

Categories: Features

Mum sex – lie back and think of casseroles?

Let's put an end to tired, retrograde and dangerous ideas about 'mum sex', argues Ellie Hutchinson

Guest Blogger // 7 October 2016

Categories: Blog

How sexism in schools is ‘exhausting’ young women

Melanie Xulu argues that the sexism young people face in schools is 'invisible'.

Guest Blogger // 1 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Let’s talk about sex

How can people be reaching 16 without getting useful and relevant sex education? Abigael Watson thinks things need to change so that teens have an understanding of sex that goes beyond the biological explanation from school and the misleading portrayal from porn

Abigael Watson // 23 August 2014

Categories: Blog

How to get pregnant: what they don’t tell you in schools (part two)

The stuff we learn in school is meant to prepare us for adult life so why aren't we given all the facts about fertility?

Guest Blogger // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

How to get pregnant: what they don’t tell you in schools (part one)

"The thing about sex education at school is that I was left with the impression that if you don't use contraception, you are 99% likely to get knocked up..."

Guest Blogger // 19 January 2014

Categories: Blog

World Sex Project TV opportunity

We were recently contacted by Firecracker Films, who are looking for 16- to 24-year-olds to take part in a documentary on sex and relationships. The F-Word is not involved in and does not endorse this project, but we thought some of you might be interested. If so, please read on!

Laura // 19 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Sex Educational Supplement: The Pornography Issue

Last month the Government announced the proposals for reform of the National Curriculum, one of which is NOT making Personal, Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education statutory in primary or...

Ania Ostrowska // 28 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Thoughts on sex education

Guest blogger Rachel reflects on what she should have learned in sex education, from female orgasms to LGBT relationships

Rachel Munford // 12 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Sexting: new technologies, same old sexism

Laura argues that it's the sexism rather than the sex we should be worried about when it comes to young people "sexting"

Laura // 12 December 2012

Categories: Blog

MakeLoveNotPorn: the difference between porn and real sex?

Chrissy D argues that Cindy Gallop's sex education venture is well intentioned but doesn't really make a dent in the issue it seeks to address

Guest Blogger // 21 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Protesting Tory attacks on our sex education

A guest post from Beth Granter about an upcoming demonstration against Nadine Dorries' abstinence sex education bill.

Philippa Willitts // 4 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Have you used a faith-based public service?

Correction made on 26 July 2011 (see first comment below). In May 2011, the launch of the Sexual Education and Relationships Council was announced. Founding members of this council include...

Holly Combe // 25 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Why the Right has it wrong on the “sexualisation of children”

If the likes of Nadine “I-heart-depriving-women-of-the-right-to-determine-the-course-of-their-own-lives” Dorries and co. are to be believed, the real problem with thongs and padded bras being marketed at young girls and pop culture being...

Laura // 2 June 2011

Categories: Blog

It’s a child’s right to be educated, not given a morality lecture – a response to the Sex and Relationship Education Council

I grew up in the “teenage pregnancy capital of Europe”, Scarborough. When I was 13 in 1998, 55.8% of teenage girls became pregnant at some point.

Guest Blogger // 25 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Abstinence only sex-ed – for girls only – passes first reading

A measure to introduce mandatory abstinence only sex education – but only for girls – passed its first reading in the Commons today, 67-61. Who introduced this bill? Our friend...

Jess McCabe // 4 May 2011

Categories: Blog

How do you teach a child about sex?

As a parent, sex education for children is something that’s really important to me. I want my son to grow up with a healthy view of sex and relationships. I...

Quinn Capes-Ivy // 27 June 2010

Categories: Blog

Broadcasting round-Up (Oxfordshire RTN, sex ed, body hair & Calendar Girls)

There have been a few radio ventures on the F-word front over the past week. You can catch Louise Livesey talking about last Friday’s Reclaim the Night in Oxford on...

Holly Combe // 10 November 2009

Categories: Blog

New Government Discussions Place Young People’s Rights Under Serious Threat

You may already be aware that under-age people’s right to confidential sexual health advice is to be challenged in the courts next month by Sue Axon, a woman who wishes...

Holly Combe // 19 October 2005

Categories: Blog

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