Overcoming the ignorance of basic sex education.Nurs Child Young People. 2016 Oct 07; 28(8):13.NC
Another academic year is underway, and schools in England can again choose whether or not to teach sex and relationships education (SRE). The evidence in favour of making SRE a requirement in all schools is stacked higher than ever. One girl in four starts her period before she has learned about it, and 38% of boys do not learn anything about wet dreams before they experience them (Sex Education Forum (SEF) 2016a), which shows that even biological aspects of SRE are falling short.