sex education

Teach girls to say “no” - British MP

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abstinence, sex education
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 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: conscientious objection, parental rights, sex education
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.

American teens are heading abstinence programs

Katie Hinderer | 04 March 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: abstinence, sex, sex education, sexual behaviour

Teach my child that, and you’ll be sorry

Miriam Grossman | 30 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: kindergarten, Miriam Grossman, sex education
It is not what you would want to read before breakfast, but it's the sex menu they are serving up to children.

Call it a win for parents

Brian Lilley | 29 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, parenting, sex education
A government plan for explicit sex-ed gets shut down by parents

Too much, too soon

Joanna Bogle | 02 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Britain, family values, sex education
As possibly one of its last acts as government, British Labour bids to make sex education compulsory.

The Jupiter concedes abstinence ed can work

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 February 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abstinence, sex education
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 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abstinence, sex education
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.

Pure cynicism

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: abstinence, Australian politics, sex education
Horrors! The next prime minister of Australia might be a man who advocates virginity for young people.

Study reveals what teens want to know about love and life

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: condoms, Philippines, sex education
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.

You’re teaching my child what?

Miriam Grossman | 24 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescence, parenting, sex education
A psychatrist exposes the harm done to children in the name of sex education.

The UN’s sex-ed plan for kids

Carolyn Moynihan | 31 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, AIDS, sex education, United Nations
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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