Youngsters to be taught about sex and education

New sex and relationships education will be given to youngsters in England by the Terrence Higgins Institute.

This is thanks to a grant of over £203,000 from the Department for Education, which has been awarded through National Prospectus: Improving Outcomes for Children, Young People and Families.

The scheme could attempt to clarify the importance of wearing condoms when having intercourse, in order to prevent the risk of a sexually transmitted infection.

Sir Nick Partridge, chief executive of the trust, said: "Poor sexual health and unplanned pregnancies are real barriers to young people properly being able to engage in education, employment and training."

Sex and relationships coordinators in London, Colchester, Bristol, Birmingham and Leeds will all be involved in the process, as they train 100 disadvantaged 14-19 year-olds, who will then go on to become Sexual Health Champions.

The Terrence Higgins Trust is the biggest HIV and sexual health charity in the UK.