If this amendment passes it will restrict woman’s reproductive rights and bodily autonomy, and make abortion more difficult to access. Furthermore, banning sex selective abortion in other countries has shown to not stop them from happening but instead increases the likelihood of unsafe procedures that ultimately put the mother at risk.
Following the Education Committees report on PSHE, Sexpression:UK welcomes its recommendations to make Personal, Social and Health Education, which includes Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), statutory in primary and secondary schools.
We will continue to urge the Scottish Government to implement compulsory SRE in Scottish schools in the future to ensure that every young person in Scotland has access to the information to enable them to make their own informed about their health.
Sexpression York member Sam Shergill went to the House of Lordsin Westminster to attend the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK event 'Educating Healthcare Professionals in Sexual Health' and wanted to share his experience:
The first time for having sex is often described as an experience that is not positive, so can be seen as taboo. A friend of the network has written this blog and we hope it can be of help for people thinking about their 'first time' so that is can be a pleasurable, consensual and safe experience for all involved.