Population Matters

Campaign on UK sex education

Campaign on UK sex education

CAMPAIGN

We are campaigning to support the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education bill

Population Matters is campaigning to support the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education bill, which will have its second reading in the House of Commons on 22 January.

 The bill will make PSHE, which includes sex and relationships education (SRE), and education on ending violence against women and girls (VAWG), compulsory in all state-funded schools.


Compulsory PSHE has many benefits. It can help improve emotional well-being, academic performance and overall employability.

SRE has been proven to reduce violence against women and girls (VAWG) and teenage pregnancy rates. These problems cost the economy billions every year.

Moreover, unintended pregnancies contribute to rapid population growth in a country where population levels are already set to rise by ten million people over the next 25 years. This will put even greater stress on housing, public services, natural resources and the environment.

Please support our campaign by sending this letter to your MP, which outlines the many benefits of compulsory PSHE and which asks MPs to support the bill in Parliament.

Help ensure that lessons that keep young people safe, healthy and happy, while also boosting employability and women’s empowerment and protecting the environment, aren’t subject to a postcode lottery.

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