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Better sex education for children is needed to combat dangers of pornography

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 23 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5764
  1. Isabella Laws
  1. 1BMJ

It should be mandatory for schools to provide supportive health education to children to reduce teenagers’ use of pornography and the subsequent risks to health of such exposure, public health experts have said.

Speakers told a media briefing at the Wellcome Trust in London on 19 September that boys and girls could become drawn to pornography if their questions about sex and relationships were not answered in the classroom.

A report commissioned …

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