So the National Institute for Clinical Excellence has decided to pontificate about when young children should be educated about sex. The story is covered here, here and here.
Setting to one side the envitable loss of 'innocence of youth', what is more important is surely it is the choice of the parents as to when such a subject is broached and is not the remit of some unelected, unaccountable collection of bureaucrats? Neither, it has to be said, is it the decision of our
MPs supposedly elected, supposedly accountable representatives.
According to Reuters, "Inadequate sex education at a young age is widely seen as contributing to Britain's steep rate of teenage conception" - nothing to do of course with our society providing accommodation and an income for unmarried mothers.