The politics of school sex education policy in England and Wales from the 1940s to the 1960s.

@article{Hampshire2005ThePO,
  title={The politics of school sex education policy in England and Wales from the 1940s to the 1960s.},
  author={James Hampshire},
  journal={Social history of medicine : the journal of the Society for the Social History of Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          87-105
        }
}
  • James Hampshire
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    Social history of medicine : the journal of the…
    2005
This article explores the political history of school sex education policy in England and Wales. Focusing on the period from the 1940s to the 1960s, it shows how sex education developed as a controversial political issue through an analysis of the differing institutional cultures and agendas of health and education administrators. The article argues that serious consideration of school sex education by central government was first prompted by concern about venereal disease during the Second… CONTINUE READING

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