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In the wake of the Belfast rape trial, it is clear that we need better sex education in schools – and that the new system should be monitored

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

8th April, 2018
Films such as Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts, inadvertently served as basic sex education for a previous generation of teenagers

I’m very glad to hear that a new sex education system is going to be brought into our schools, following Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton’s decision to ask policymakers to review the existing 20-year-old curriculum, but I have to be honest: I wasn’t aware we had an old sex education system, never mind one so outdated that it was in need of a fix. If the sex education in my alma mater could...

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