The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has released a report on how a number of "comprehensive" sexual education (CSE) programs being promoted to our youth are heavy on sex and light on education.
The study, conducted by medical professionals, looked closely at some of the most common CSE curricula currently in use in an attempt to see if the content was truthful and truly comprehensive. A cursory review of the study shows that the materials distributed by the "comprehensive" programs mention abstinence only 321 times.
In contrast the materials mention usage of condoms 2,763 times - and only mention condom failure rates a total of 23 times! The study showed these programs have very little impact on increasing condom use among children,
and even less impact in delaying sexual activities - the latter being no
surprise considering the focus on condoms instead of abstaining.
Do your kids a favor. Sit them down and talk to them about sex, and stop signing those permission slips that come home from school every year. If they do not send these slips home, find out what is going on at school.