Sex and relationship education (SRE) in Wales is in need of a 'major overhaul' according to a new report.
The Sex and Relationship Education Expert Panel report says that SRE in Wales is too focused on biology; with not enough attention given to rights, gender equality, emotions and relationships.
The report also concludes that there is a lack of focus on minority gender and sexual identities, and a lack of awareness and education on violence against women - domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Women's Aid has welcomed the finding of the panel pointing to the role SRE programmes play in helping young people make sense of information they're "already exposed to and often struggle to negotiate for themselves."
Among the recommendations is a name change to sexuality and relationship education. They say this would allow for a more expansive definition so teachers can develop a SRE programme that connects with the full curriculum.
It's argued that holistic SRE programme can help to reduce homophobic and transphobic bullying, allow young people to make informed decisions about sexual intimacy, challenge gender stereotypes and increase understanding of consensual sex.