Council refuses to quiz children on sex

30th November, 2021 4:09 pm

A local education department is refusing to distribute a Scottish government questionnaire that asks pupils about their sex lives.

Pupils aged 14 and over are being asked about their sexual relationships, drinking, smoking and drug-taking habits in a health and wellbeing census.

One question for pupils from S4 to S6 says: “People have varying degrees of sexual experience. How much, if any, sexual experience have you had?” The multiple choice answers include oral sex, vaginal and anal sex.

Secondary school pupils are also being asked how old they were when they first had sex and about the methods of contraception they use.

West Lothian council has refused to issue the questionnaire, which it said “brought up significant concerns”.

Source: The Times

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