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Children and sexuality (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes a segment on children and sexuality in the light of the recent Pitcairn case where disclosures of widespread child abuse were pitted against a defence of traditional cultural practices. Laurie Taylor asks if there is such thing as a universal sexual morality particularly concerning children and discusses the construction of childhood and children's sexuality.

Laurie debates these issues with Dr Heather Montgomery, Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the Open University and Jenny Kitzinger, Professor of Media and Communication at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University and author of 'Framing Abuse - Media Influence and Public Understanding of Sexual Violence Against Children'. The segment is second in the audio clip after a discussion on reality tv.

Laurie Taylor
Dr Heather Montgomery
Jenny Kitzinger
British Broadcasting Corporation