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Teenagers want schools to give them more information about sex

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 06 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1256
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

More young people in Britain than ever are getting their information about sex from school, two papers published in BMJ Open have found. However, most people—men in particular—thought that they were not getting all the information they needed.

The research, funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust, showed that men and women who learned about sexual matters at school experienced first sexual intercourse at a later age than those who got their information from other sources such as …

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