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  1. Susan Quilliam1,
  2. Martha A Smith2
  1. 1Writer, Broadcaster, Consultant and Trainer, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2Medical Student, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ms Susan Quilliam; susan{at};

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Who are you?

Sexpression:UK is a student organisation delivering sex and relationship education (SRE) to young people in the community. It is run by volunteer students at universities across the UK.

We facilitate sessions covering a wide variety of issues surrounding sex and relationships, including bodily changes; sexually transmitted infections (STIs), contraception and safer sex; relationships; sexual orientation and gender identity; sex and the media; and consent and abuse.

Why is your organisation needed?

Young people are entitled to, and want to, receive information about sex and relationships that is reliable and relevant. However, much of the sex education young people receive in schools focuses on the ‘biology’ of sex and is inconsistently delivered by non-specialist teachers who have not had access to good training on how to …

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