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February 25, 2020

"Comprehensive Sex Education" Leads to Increased Sexual Activity

In news that should shock no one, a global review of so-called "comprehensive sex education" programs found that such curriculum may actually lead to an increase in sexual activity.

LifeNews reports:

Of the 103 school based comprehensive sex education studies, six studies found evidence of "real effectiveness" at least 12 months after the program without producing other negative effects, the review found. But the review also found no evidence that these six programs increased consistent condom usage or teen abstinence or reduced sexually transmitted diseases. It found one out of six of these studies was effective at reducing teen pregnancy.


Conversely, the review found that 16 of the studies showed negative effects on teen sexual behavior and sexual health. This includes 18 increases in teen sexual activity and other risky behaviors.

Those negative impacts included "increased pregnancy, increased STDs, increased sexual activity (initiation, frequent or recent sex), decreased condom use, increased oral sex, increased sex partners, an increase in forced or coerced sex, or an increase in paid sex."

I worked for an abstinence organization for several years and I can assure you that the only "safe sex" is abstinence. I can also tell you this is a message that students desperately need—and want—to hear. After speaking at one middle school in the early 2000s, a student offered this feedback, "no one ever told me before that it was okay not to have sex" (paraphrased).

Sex education programs are increasingly explicit and our students are paying the price. The recent program adopted in Austin, Texas, is just one example. Our children should learn respect themselves and others; in many instances, our schools seem determined to teach the opposite. As parents and grandparents, it's time for us to step up to the challenge.

Contact your state representatives and school boards and urge them to protect children from sex indoctrination.


Key messages

• We are in the midst of a sexual de-volution. As Christians, it's time to show the world what we have to offer.

• Parents have a responsibility to teach their children to respect themselves and others; our culture seems determined to do the opposite.

• Our children need us more than ever—it's time to step up to the task.


Go deeper
Study Finds School Sex Ed Programs Like Planned Parenthood's Just Make Kids Have More Sex
Sex education, or harmful indoctrination?
Library Books: Education or Indoctrination?
Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide

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