Relationship advice 'limits risky experimentation'

Good relationship education has been shown to delay the point at which young people start having sex, it has been claimed.

Rebecca Findlay, a spokesperson for the UK Family Planning Association, said advice is "really important" because it can help avoid risky experimentation.

"[People] actually have sex when they are ready, and don't get pressurised into it," she commented.

"Hopefully as a result of guidance, young people will be able to make better choices, when to have sex and who with."

Earlier this week, the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families announced that young people in Britain will be taught in school about the importance of marriage and stable relationships to family life, as well as the value of delaying sexual experiences.

Updated guidance on sex and relationship education will be given to schools to help them to advise on coping with the pressures faced from peers and the media, the department added.

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