Is Ireland’s sex education out of touch?

“Primary and post-primary schools are required to allocate 30 minutes a week to Social and Personal Health Education, and Relationships and Sexual Education (RSE) makes up one part of this.

A recent study found that sexual and relationship education in schools needs to be overhauled in many countries – including Ireland.

The study, which asked students of what they thought of their schools’ approach to their sexual education was too ‘scientific’ and students often felt vulnerable in sexual education.

It also found that it emphasised abstinence and some students felt their sexual education was delivered too late and at times by ‘poorly-trained, embarrassed teachers’”.