Closed petition Teach pupils how to check for lumps in breasts and testicles in KS3 PSHE lessons
Make it compulsory for children to be taught how to check for unusual lumps in their breast or testicles as part of the key stage 3 curriculum. This could then include discussions around the importance of smear tests and contacting GPS when unusual lumps are found with less embarrassment.
Young adults of today need to know more about how to check their breasts or testicles correctly and I therefore worry that many of them fail to do this on a regular basis if at all. There is a stigma attached to smear tests where girls are embarrassed to go and get checked and this is so important for their health with the prediction of 1 in 2 people having some form of cancer in their lifetime. This could help save lives.
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