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Adultery

A married person having sexual relations with someone other than their marriage partner

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Celibacy

Remaining unmarried and having no sexual relations

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Civil Partnership

A legal relationship (usually between two people of the same sex), which gives the partners equal treatment with married couples in a wide range of areas

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Cohabitation

Living together without being married

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Contraception

A means of preventing a woman from becoming pregnant

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Divorce

The legal ending of a marriage

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Extended Family

A number of different family relations, such as parents, children, grandparents, and other relations, living together as a unit or close to each other

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Faithfulness

(within marriage, a civil partnership or long-term relationship)
Staying only with the partner and having sexual relations only with that partner

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Genetic Engineering

Changing the basic structure of human life by medical means

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Heterosexuality

Being attracted to people of the opposite gender to yourself

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Homosexuality

Being attracted to people of the same gender as yourself

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Marriage

A couple who have been legally joined together

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Nuclear Family

Mother, father and children living as a unit

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Pre-marital sex

Having sexual relations before marriage

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Promiscuity

Having sexual relations with a number of partners without any commitment

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Reconstituted Family

Children from different marriages becoming one family after their divorced parents marry each other

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Remarriage

Marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage

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Rights of children

(The principle of) treating children fairly

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Role

(of men or women within marriage, a civil partnership, long-term relationship or within the family)

The part a person plays (in the particular relationship or in the family)

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Status

(of partners within marriage, a civil partnership or long-term relationship)

The importance of one partner in relation to the other