Dorchester parents learn about safe sex

A group of parents in Dorchester have taken a course to find out how to speak to their children about safe sex.

The scheme could see more youngsters recommended condoms as an appropriate way of preventing the spread of sexually transited infections.

According to the Dorset Echo, the people were given advice by the relationship counselling service Relate Dorset.

Parent Partnership co-ordinator Sandra Scott of Damers First School - where the eight-week long course took place - said: "It's very important to keep your children safe and for there to be open communication about sex education and relationships."

She added the parents found the scheme to be "absolutely valuable" and are now much better prepared to deal with difficult questions from their children.

It comes after Bedfordshire women were recently told of the contraception choices available to them, thanks to an initiative that has been organised by the Terrence Higgins Trust.