Sex education could become compulsory as minister confirms policy change being considered

Sep 15, 2016 by

by Ben Riley-Smith, Telegraph: Sex education looks set to become compulsory in every secondary school in England after Justine Greening, the new Education Secretary, revealed she is considering the move. Ms Greening indicated the issue was near the top of her “in-tray” since taking the role and said the government had a “real opportunity” to improve teaching about sex education. The comments mark yet another policy change from Mr Cameron’s administration, given Nicky Morgan, the previous...

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Robbing children of their innocence

Aug 26, 2016 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: When it comes time to talk about the birds and bees to their kids, many parents go AWOL, leaving their sprogs to learn about the facts of life from TV, their friends and the internet. No one thinks that this is an ideal situation, so schools step in with sex ed programs. These have always been controversial, but the latest development ought to outrage parents. It is the global spread of “comprehensive sex education” (CSE). The package comes with various labels and...

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With Liberty and Prophylactics for All…

Jul 29, 2016 by

by Tony Perkins, FRC: Most of the Left’s “solutions” are actually problems waiting to be unwrapped. Comprehensive sex education is one such “solution.” Twenty-five years into the “if-it-feels-good-do-it-with-a-condom” approach, researchers are finding that “safe” sex is anything but. In fact, the approach championed by everyone from Planned Parenthood to President Obama actually made the situation worse. In one of the most important studies...

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Nicky Morgan: ‘PM blocked my primary school sex ed plan’

Jul 1, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: David Cameron overruled Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s intention to make sex education compulsory in primary schools, The Daily Telegraph reports. The newspaper said she was referring to the Prime Minister “blocking her plan” to make sex education a statutory subject for all schools in England. According to The Independent, Nicky Morgan ‘battled’ with David Cameron over his decision to block the proposals. Home Secretary Theresa May sided with Morgan....

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Sex Education and the Seduction of Selective Science

Jun 3, 2016 by

by Valerie Huber, Public Discourse: HHS has a responsibility to correct misinformation surrounding its list of “evidence-based” sex education curricula, to implement consistent research protocols, and to ensure that the sexual health of American teenagers is prioritized above politics or ideology. Sometimes things are not as they seem. Sometimes the illusion occurs by accident, but sometimes it is by design. This is clearly the case when it comes to our cultural narrative surrounding sex...

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Rob Slane: We need a wholesale cultural shift in the way we think about sex

Apr 30, 2016 by

by Rob Slane, TCW: A few weeks ago, the BBC reported on a rise in a new strain of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), which are proving to be resistant to treatment. Here is an extract from their report: “Doctors have expressed ‘huge concern’ that super-gonorrhoea has spread widely across England and to gay men. The new superbug prompted a national alert last year when it emerged in Leeds, as one of the main treatments had become useless against it. Public Health England acknowledges...

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