SCHOOLGIRLS should be taught the best way to get pregnant in sex education classes, say senior doctors.
They warned the current focus on the risks of pregnancy leaves young women thinking conception is easy.
Future lessons should cover fertility from puberty to the menopause, The Fertility Education Initiative believes.
Kids should also be told about the limits of IVF and other reproductive treatments.
Jessica Hepburn, of education group Fertility Fest, which supports the proposals, told The Times: “We are failing young people because important fertility information is missing from this education.
“They urgently deserve the full story about fertility and its limits, so that they can make informed decisions about their future.
Kids should also be taught the limits of IVF, egg-freezing and other reproduction treatments“They’ve heard things in the media about egg-freezing and IVF but don’t really understand what these things entail, the costs or the limits of science.”
The advice has echoes of John Cleese’s brazen sex education class in Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life film.
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The FEI submitted its plans to the Government amid a consultation with the public about compulsory sex and relationship lessons due to schools next year.
It said ministers should consider the pain of involuntary childlessness and voice concern about the rising age of women having children.
Lifestyle factors which affect pregnancy rates should also be made clear to youngsters, according to the FEI.
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