Letter: Sex education in schools as part of a national strategy on health

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Sir: All praise to the governors of Chosen Hill School, Gloucester, for making every effort to provide sex education, and for employing a woman who seems to have engaged the attention of her pupils ('Too many condoms, not enough morals'; Education, 9 July).

The noisy and obscurantist parents who figure in your article might have joined her class in order to learn that 'a clear moral framework' incudes clean and unambiguous information.

The morality is provided by the pupils. For some of them 'a stable married life' may become their moral choice. For others, it may be enough to decide: 'condoms are morals'. But the value of untendentious teaching is that it does not limit the range of moral choices that can be based on it.

Yours faithfully,

BRYAN M. GOVETT

London, SW14

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