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Italy shies away from sex education

25/04/2023 11:13 AM | Click to read full article

Since 1975, there have been multiple attempts to establish compulsory sex education in Italian schools. But in 2023, it's still not part of the national curriculum. Italy is not the only European Union country lagging in this area — young people in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia and Spain are also not consistently receiving sex education at school. In Italy, as in the rest of Europe, STDs like chlamydia and syphilis are on the rise again.