Schools failing on same-sex relationship education

Sex education is a key part of a young person’s life, especially given how sexualised British society is, yet research from Birmingham City University and Sheffield Hallam University has revealed that these lessons are ignoring gay and lesbian relationships. Considering that a recent YouGov showed that 49% of young people aged 18-24 do not identify as totally heterosexual, it is at least possible that this same number could be in a same-sex relationship at some point in their lives. It is crucial for same-sex relationships to be acknowledged in schools so that young people do not feel ashamed of their sexuality and resort to drastic behaviours such as self-harm or suicide.

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