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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

@nadineoregan
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20-year-old curriculum, but I have to be honest: I wasn’t aware we had an old sex education system, never mind one so outdated that it was in need of a fix.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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