This volume provides a consolidation of educational thinking on sex education in schools, including a consideration of the role of the Health Promoting School. It draws together research evidence to consider aspects such as equal opportunities, school policy and pratice, as well as identifying a moral and social framework for sex education. The practical guidelines provide strategies for introducing, developing and revisiting key aspects of sex education. Some, such as abortion and AIDS education, are highly sensitive for teachers and pupils, and demand a particular awareness of the issues themselves, of what might and can be taught in the school, and, crucially, a self awareness and self confidence to embark on a variety of teaching and learning strategies. Throughout the text there is embedded a series of supporting activities, both for beginning and more experienced teachers, to stimulate independent learning through additional individual or group work.