Parents 'do not want children to find out about sex education'

Youngsters may not understand the importance of buying condoms in the future.

This is because research carried out by BabyChild found 59 per cent of parents do not agree with teaching sex education to five to 11-year-olds.

Because of this, there could be a lack of understanding on the part of young children, which could ultimately lead to them practicing unsafe intercourse.

The main reason mothers and fathers were not in support of the policy was that they thought it was "inappropriate", with 41 per cent of respondents saying this.

Some 28 per cent said there was no need for children to know about sex, while 22 per cent observed the lessons could see them ask more questions concerning the act.

It comes after Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire Nadine Dorries presented a bill to the House of Commons that calls for greater sex education for girls aged between 13 and 16.