Most teenage boys taught in Christian schools believe it is wrong to have sex before marriage

27th May 2005 at 01:00
* Most teenage boys taught in Christian schools believe it is wrong to have sex before marriage, according to new research.

Almost two-thirds of boys aged 13 to 15 at independent Christian schools believe sex should only take place between husband and wife, compared with 13 per cent of all state pupils. The Bangor university study surveyed 13,000 boys and will appear in the British Journal of Religious Education.

leader 22 For more information, contact d.buckingham@ioe.ac.uk, r.willett@ioe.ac.uk, and s.pearce@qut.edu.au

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