The Department for Education issued new guidelines for teaching sex and health education as part of a new curriculum for primary and secondary schools.
Labour MP Jess Phillips said in an interview with Grazia magazine that girls should be taught about orgasms as part of sex education.
Appointing Damian Hinds as education secretary all makes sense now. At the weekend Hinds brought history to life and at a stroke did more than any of the recent Vote100 celebrations to show why it really matters that women got the vote a century ago. Hinds barely got his feet under his desk at the Department for Education before announcing that he was scrapping plans for compulsory sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools.
The claim was made at a Fertility Health Summit of leading global experts, hosted by Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Experts said the UK should copy practices from Germany and Sweden, which uses games and social media to engage with young people. Professor Joyce Harper, who works for the Embryology, IVF and Reproductive Genetics Group at University College Hospital London, advocates teaching sex education and fertility from a young age, and said “all boys are obsessed with their penises”.