World AIDS Day: Government resistance to sex and relationship education is putting young people at risk

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LGBT Labour marks World AIDS Day highlighting the Tory-led Governments continued resistance to sex and relationship education.

Tom Burke, Co-Chair of LGBT Labour comments:

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“Earlier this year, Michael Gove removed HIV from the national school curriculum. He has continually resisted calls for all young people to take part in sex and relationship education. Even where sex and relationship education does take place, school inspectors say it requires improvement in more than a third of schools.”

Young gay and bisexual men remain at higher risk of HIV. Yet, this Government is denying them the education they need to make wise choices.

The vast majority of parents back sex and relationship education and learning about HIV in schools. It’s time for Michael Gove to listen to parents, experts and young people themselves and make sex and relationship education compulsory.”p education required improvement in over a third of schools”.

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