Telling Tales

Moore, Suzanne
October 2014
New Statesman;10/24/2014, Vol. 143 Issue 5233, p67
A personal narrative is presented of the author's experience with a very limited sex education class at school as a teenager in the 1970s, initiated after a girl at the school became pregnant and gave birth during a class field trip.


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