Not implying young should have sex early

I WISH to respond to Mrs Brown's comments regarding the I'm Doin' it Campaign (opinion pages 6/9/7). I would like to clear up the slight confusion Mrs Brown

I WISH to respond to Mrs Brown's comments regarding the I'm Doin' it Campaign (opinion pages 6/9/7).I would like to clear up the slight confusion Mrs Brown seemed to have about the campaign which I had assumed had been properly explained in the article. The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) spent a long time thinking of a catchy phrase to show support for the Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) campaign. It was decided 'I'm Doin it' worked well, as in the video that was produced young people would be intrigued as to what exactly was being done. However it is not, as Mrs Brown thought, sex. The doin' is in fact just supporting the campaign for better (SRE) in all schools across the UK.UKYP is not implying young people should be having sex early, or even illegally, it is just using a common phrase from today's youth culture to try and highlight the issues Mrs Brown has referred to. The article was written to try to gain support from local people to make SRE commonplace in our schools so young people have a high standard of education on their personal and social well being. If young people do not have the right information then many will try to find out for themselves, with the dire consequences Mrs Brown mentioned.Youth matters does not encourage sex amongst young people, and certainly does not want to pressure young people into it, but if some young people feel they are ready to have such relations (which many do) then as a Youth Parliament it is OUR duty to ensure they have the right education and efficient health services to avoid the problems that Mrs Brown has described.I urge you all to support the SRE campaign to help reduce unwanted teenage pregnancies, the rate of Sexually Transmitted Infections and the breakdown of relationships.Joshua McTaggart , Youth Matters member, Chesham Road North, Weston


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