Too soon for sex? Research and findings published in the BMJ suggest so for some young people. Findings included factors such as socio economic background, education levels and the source of their sex education as factors in whether a young person engaged in what would be considered ‘healthy sexual activity’ and at what age. The full research can be read here
Providing good quality RSE, where young people can explore what makes a good relationship, delay as a viable option, good contraceptive information, and the essentials of good communication between partners when it comes to sexual intimacy is of paramount importance if we wish to see young people engage in positive, healthy relationships.