Do sex education programs work? No, says major new study

Nov 22, 2016 by

by Philippa Taylor, MercatorNet: Reviews of world-wide research show that it does not reduce teen pregnancy rates or STI rates. Newly released last week, to muted publicity, was a comprehensive, reliable and rigorous Cochrane review of studies reviewing school-based interventions on sex education. This was a large review, combining peer-reviewed data from more than 55,000 young people from around the world. Cochrane reviews are internationally recognized as the highest standard in...

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Robbing children of their innocence

Nov 21, 2016 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: A documentary outlines the development of a disturbing program for sex education. 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...

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Keeping girls at school may reduce teenage pregnancy and STIs – but sex education doesn’t

Nov 9, 2016 by

from The Conversation: Worldwide, more than 65m adolescent girls have no access to school. And it’s not just poorer countries that suffer from bad education. In the UK, one in five young people don’t complete post-16 education, making it one of the worst performing countries in league tables measuring how well young people are educated. This affects not only life chances but also health outcomes and well-being. Studies conducted as far afield as the US, Norway and rural South Africa, for...

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Kenyan church says no to sex ed. classes

Oct 20, 2016 by

by George Conger Anglican Ink: The Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) stands opposed to the introduction of sex education classes in primary schools, saying introducing the subject to early to children without input from the church would harm their moral character. In an address given on 7 Oct 2016 at the graduation ceremony at St Paul’s University in Limeru, the Most Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit said sex education was best handled in consultation with the family church and other education...

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U.S. Catholic school expels student because parents opposed ‘erotic’ sex-ed

Oct 8, 2016 by

by Pete Baklinski, LifeSite: A Catholic school in the Diocese of Nashville has permanently expelled a student because the parents opposed a mandatory sex-ed course that they deemed to be “erotic” and a “near occasion of sin.” On September 28, Father Ryan High School president Jim McIntyre told parents Jason and Susan Skinner that because of their opposition to the sex-ed along with their “public airing of your discontent” they could not continue sending their ninth-grade son to school unless...

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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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