UK FGM education: Charity launches gynaecological health lessons as research finds ‘knowledge gap’ – Yahoo! News

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A charity has launched a series of gynaecological health lesson plans for teachers as research suggests a “knowledge gap” on the topic.

A survey carried out by the Eve Appeal, which is offering the lesson plans, suggested only 9% of adults were taught about gynaecological health in school.

Meanwhile, just 8% said their parents made it easy to talk about gynae health with them and only one in three said they knew where to go for information on gynae health and cancers.

The Eve Appeal, which raises awareness and funds research into gynaecological cancers, on Thursday launched the Know Your Body Programme – a set of free to access, interactive, lesson plans for seven to 13-year-olds, covering the topics of anatomy, Menstrual health, HPV and cancer, and female genital mutilation (FGM).

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