Primaries decide on sex education

21st January 2000 at 00:00
THE GOVERNMENT is to allow primary heads and governors to retain their right to decide whether to provide sex education, despite claims that late teaching of the subject is part of the reason for Britain's high teenage pregnancy rate.

A governmen spokesman said new regulations would not change the status quo:

"The Secretary of State has made his view very clear, which is that it's a matter for parental choice and that sex education should be discretionary in primary schools."

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