Sex and family education International Educational Foundation
Number of marriages and divorces per year in the United Kingdom Marriages Divorces Source: Office for National Statistics; General Register Office for Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency Thousands
Births outside marriage in UK Population Trends , Office of National Statistics
Anti-clerical intellectuals rejected the church’s moral teaching along with its religious teaching
Freedom from the church was equated with sexual freedom
We entirely repudiated a personal liability on us to obey general rules. We claimed the right to judge every individual case on its merits, and the wisdom, experience, and self-control to do so successfully. We repudiated entirely customary morals, conventions and traditional wisdom. J.M. Keynes
"The Society's activities in crypto-eugenics should be pursued vigorously, and specifically the Society should increase its monetary support of the Family Planning Association and the International Planned Parenthood Federation“
"The basic principles on which the curricula were to be developed was . . . a desire to dismantle the repressive educational approach to sexual morality inherited from the Victorians.“
"The progressive movement . . . guide to sex education curriculum planning incorporated elements of the new sexual politics (including the needs of sexual minority groups [such as homosexuals, lesbians etc.])."
Philip Meredith, Assistant Director of Programme Development at the IPPF in Sex Education: Political Issues in Britain and Europe , London, 1989
"The code of sexual ethics delivered through the teaching courses has included the following principles: acceptance of masturbation as harmless, (responsible) pre-marital sexual activity through avoidance of pregnancy by using contraceptives, and (implicit) support for homosexual rights.”
"In this sense, boys and girls who start having intercourse when they're adolescents, expecting to marry later on, will find that its a big help in finding out whether they really are congenial or not; to make everyday-life comparisons again, it's like taking a car out on a test run before you buy it."
"If you feel your parents are overprotective, their message may not be helpful. If they seem to fear your sexuality, or if they don't want you to be sexual at all until some distant time, you may feel you have to tune out their voice entirely."
Bell, Dr. Ruth, Changing Bodies, Changing Lives , New York, 1980.