Letter: Sex lessons

Adam Ingram, the Scottish minister for children and early years, said that new government guidance "will help practitioners working with children and young people to effectively support those engaged in under-age sexual activity" (your report, 4 December).

This telling statement confirms the current state of affairs in which parents can teach their children the virtue of abstinence from premarital sex, only for the state to then use their taxes to employ people to convey the message that it's OK to have sex any time you really feel like it.

While teenagers are taught about how to put a condom on and are provided with information about abortion services, how many know that their chances of a subsequent successful marriage are diminished by previous promiscuous sex?



Colinton, Edinburgh