More than 50% of Brits don't know where the vagina is, survey finds

Less than half of adults in the UK can correctly label the female anatomy, a study has found.

The research shows that only one in ten people were taught about gynaecological health in school.

Just 8% said their parents made it easy to talk to them about the issues during childhood, it was also discovered.

A charity has now launched a series dedicated lesson plans for teachers after finding a “knowledge gap” on the topic. Experts say the lack of understanding is a health risk – and have reacted by going into schools with a trial on 1,100 youngsters.

The survey was carried out by The Eve Appeal, who are dedicated to raising awareness into gynaecological cancers.

They took steps after being informed only a third of people knew where to go to find out more information.

Lessons are currently being piloted in 53 schools in London and Greater Manchester.

The Know Your Body Programme gives free to access to seven to 13-year-olds. It covering the topics of anatomy, menstrual health, HPV and cancer, and female genital mutilation.

Athena Lamnisos, chief executive of The Eve Appeal, said: “We want children to be equipped with the knowledge and information that will help them look after their health.


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