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Put the Sex Back in Sex Ed

March 22nd, 2014 Comments off

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When public schools refuse to acknowledge gender differences, we betray boys and girls alike

Fertility is the missing chapter in sex education. Sobering facts about women’s declining fertility after their 20s are being withheld from ambitious young women, who are propelled along a career track devised for men. Read more…

Poster in middle school includes graphic sexual references

February 11th, 2014 Comments off

Bob Kellogg   (OneNewsNow.com) Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The father of a 13-year-old girl in Kansas is challenging a middle school for putting up a poster titled “How Do People Express Their Sexual Feelings?”

Some of the terms on the poster, posted on a Grove Middle School classroom door, are innocent enough: kissing, hugging, talking. But others are too graphic to even mention. Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute is representing Mark Ellis, the father. Read more…

A Brief History of Sex Ed: How We Reached Today’s Madness

July 16th, 2013 Comments off

by Miriam Grossman

Today’s sex ed curricula are based on the widely-accepted teachings of depraved human beings.

Once upon a time, sex education was a simple biology lesson. Students learned the facts of life, and, with those facts, that sex is part of something bigger, called marriage. Teachers explained that this was the moral and healthy way to live. Read more…

The next big thing in sex-ed: the evil of heterosexism

October 17th, 2012 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

If you were worried about sex education classes that encouraged sexual relations between teenage girls and boys, you might now have something even more serious on your plate: indoctrination of kids against “heterosexism”. Read more…

Self-control is the only magic bullet

May 16th, 2012 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

This is not exactly family fare but it seems significant that the American Psychological Association is calling attention to the need for “behavioural approaches” along with medical interventions to prevent HIV infection. Read more…

Most US high school students have never had sex

May 11th, 2012 Comments off

Amazing news. Could it really be true? Are teens finally waking up to the pitfalls of early sexual activity?

by Carolyn Moynihan

Here is some important info from the US that we missed last week. A report from the federal health monitoring agency, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), brings the news that births to teenagers aged 15-19 are down by 44 per cent on 1990. The 2010 birth rate for that age group of 34.3 per 1000 females represents a 70-year low, and record lows for all racial/ethnic groups. Read more…

Harvard’s favourite subject, again

April 27th, 2012 Comments off

by Mariette Ulrich

This NY Times piece discusses last month’s first-ever Sex Week at Harvard, a student-run program of lectures, displays and conversations about “all things sexual,” including: how to talk to your doctor about sex; careers in sexual health, the ethics of pornography; sex and religion; kinky practices like bondage; how to “talk dirty”; gay and lesbian sex. “After every event, organizers raffled off vibrators.” Read more…

HHS Mandate, Phase Two?

March 15th, 2012 Comments off

Once these Catholic institutions get with the beat on contraceptives, what next? From Sudbury, Ontario:

Family members are shocked after Grade 7 Catholic school students received oral sex pamphlets meant for 18 year olds. Read more…

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Values for life

March 2nd, 2012 Comments off

by Louise Kirk

Most sex education fails because it does not prepare children for life. A successful values programme is changing all that.

In 2010 plans were afoot to make sex education compulsory in the UK from the age of five. The policy, strongly supported by the last UK Labour Government, just failed to reach the statute book when a general election was called. The present Coalition Government is under similar pressure to introduce earlier and more prescribed sex education, but decided to consult the public before acting. Read more…

Changing the world: one college campus at a time

December 21st, 2011 Comments off

by Joanna Hyatt

This past summer, I spent a fantastic weekend as one of about 40 international students who attended the Ruth Institute’s “It Takes a Family” 2011 conference (ITAF). While there, I met two students from the University of Pittsburgh, Joseph Petrich and Alex Souchuns. Both are involved in the Anscombe Society on campus, with Joseph the current president. The Anscombe Society is connected with the Love & Fidelity Network and seeks to educate and raise awareness on issues of life, fidelity, love, and sex within marriage. These groups are beginning to crop up on campuses across the country, and while they may go by any number of names, their purpose is the same. In a culture that seeks to remove all boundaries on sex and encourages college students to simply practice ‘safe’ sex, these students call their peers to something better, something higher, something that is the best for not only their body, but also their heart. Read more…