Quarter of City U16s Have Had Sex Experience; RESEARCH: Shock Findings of Survey of Coventry Schoolchildren

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Quarter of City U16s Have Had Sex Experience; RESEARCH: Shock Findings of Survey of Coventry Schoolchildren


Byline: By Lucy Lynch, EDUCATION REPORTER

A QUARTER of Coventry schoolchildren aged under 16 questioned in a survey had sexual experience, university researchers discovered.

They questioned 3,800 pupils aged 13 to 16 and almost 1,000 admitted to having had sex.

Of those, a quarter said they didn't regularly use a condom.

Coventry University researchers concluded that schools need to find out the extent of each child's experience before deciding what kind of sex education to give.

The study by the university's Applied Research Centre in Health and Lifestyle Interventions says teaching a whole class of teenagers the same sex education lesson doesn't work.

Their study says whole class teaching won't always work because of the range of sexual experience in each class.

They say the information should be tailored to each child's personal history.

The research recommends teaching pupils how to negoti And we have got differentate and be assertive so they can insist condoms are used. …

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