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Health Education: Scotland

Question for Scotland Office

UIN 123631, tabled on 1 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will hold discussions with the Scottish Government on the potential merits of including (a) endometriosis and (b) menstrual wellbeing in the health and wellbeing school curriculum in Scotland.

Answered on

8 December 2020

Health, Wellbeing and Education are policy areas devolved to the Scottish Government. However, the Department for Education (DfE) has regular discussions with the Scottish Government on a number of education related issues.

Menstrual health and wellbeing education is already a key part of relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education, which is part of the health and wellbeing area of the Scottish curriculum. There are online learning resources available to assist teachers in delivering learning on menstrual health and wellbeing including endometriosis.

Answered by

Scotland Office