Boys still struggle with emotions

IT may be the era of "new man", but teenage boys still struggle to express their feelings. A survey of 1,000 13 and 14-year-olds found that 69 per cent would be unable to tell anyone if they thought they were gay, and 62 per cent felt the hardest thing about being male was the inability to express emotions. The research was commissioned by Hodder Children's Books to promote a new guide for teenage boys, XY - a toolkit for life.

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