Sex Education

Raising children of character in a toxic culture

Thomas Lickona | 29 September 2015
Develop a close relationship with your child from an early age.

British contraceptive service admits an uncomfortable truth

Louise Kirk | 24 February 2014
Two of every three women seeking abortions were contraceptive users.

The naming of parts - for five-year-olds

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 December 2013
What sex-ed progressives think your little children should know.

UK schools advised to add porn into sex education

Tamara El-Rahi | 03 May 2013
UK education body advises introducing porn into the curriculum.

Most US high school students have never had sex

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 May 2012
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.

Sex-ed survey shows three Anglo countries disagree

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 December 2011
Canada comes out as the least inhibited country when it comes to sex education, an international survey shows. But even there, the majority of adults think that the job belongs first and foremost to parents.

So this is what they mean by “comprehensive sex education”?

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 November 2011
The New York Times yesterday published a preview of a weekend magazine article called “Teaching Good Sex” -- a long and detailed account of how one teacher, with full support from his elite school, is promoting sexual pleasure as a goal for 17-year-olds and even younger teenagers.

Parental rights come before sex-ed goals, says Robert P George

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 October 2011
The introduction of mandatory sex education classes for middle school pupils (10- to12-year-olds) in New York has brought criticism from a leading US academic.

Kids want to hear about life and love from parents

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 October 2011
There was an uproar in New Zealand recently about sex education when a father told the NZ Herald he had pulled his son out of sex education because the teacher had told his class that anal and oral sex were alternatives to intercourse...

Kids can do abstinence, data shows

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 May 2011
A report from the US government in March indicates that nearly half of all 15 to 19 year olds have never been sexually active.

Teach girls to say “no” - British MP

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 May 2011
When Conservative MP Nadine Dorries introduced a private member’s bill last week calling for all schoolgirls aged 13 to 16 to be given lessons in how to say “no”, you would have expected a good response. But another MP called it "daft".

German mother in prison over sex ed issue

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 March 2011
A German mother is in prison as a result of resisting state measures to force objectionable “sexual education” on her children. Her husband has already served his 43-day sentence. The couple bring the number of Christian parents imprisoned for this reason to 10.

The Jupiter concedes abstinence ed can work

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 February 2010
The New York Times editors have had to eat their recent words dismissing abstinence education as a “narrow, ineffective and fundamentally dishonest approach” not worthy of federal funding or, by implication, any funding whatsoever.

Abstinence education: study proves it works

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 February 2010
Big news today on the sexuality education front: solid evidence from a federally funded United States study that a programme limited to an abstinence message can significantly reduce the onset of sexual activity among young adolescents.

Study reveals what teens want to know about love and life

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 September 2009
When it comes to learning about sex, young people do not, on the whole, get this information from their parents. Surveys show that they more often get it from their friends, even though their preferred source is their parents. A study from the Philippines confirms this, and suggests that more should be done to improve parent-child communication in this area.

The UN’s sex-ed plan for kids

Carolyn Moynihan | 31 August 2009
Some years ago I saw a cartoon whose subject becomes more real by theday. It showed a Brave-New-Wold nursery in which newborns were beinginstructed via a loudspeaker: “Today you will be going home, but beforeyou go, here is your first sex education lesson...” I was reminded ofit by a Fox News report of a new universal sex-ed curriculum fromUNESCO.

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