10 February 2010

Too Much Too Soon - Sex Ed for 10 year olds

A recent report from the International Planned Parenthood calls for children as young as 10 years old to receive sex education indoctrination because we prudish Catholics are denying our youngsters the pleasures of sex.
Young people's sexuality is still contentious for many religious institutions. Fundamentalist and other religious groups — the Catholic Church and madrasas (Islamic Schools) for example — have imposed tremendous barriers that prevent young people, particularly, from obtaining information and services related to sex and reproduction. Currently, many religious teachings deny the pleasurable and positive aspects of sex." the report states.

Click here to read the report.

The report demands that children 10 and older be given a "comprehensive sexuality education" by governments, aid organizations and other groups, and that young people should be seen as "sexual beings."

"Young people have the right to be informed about sexuality and to have access to contraceptives and other services," Bert Koenders, the Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation, wrote in the foreword to the report. It was his organization that helped fund the report.(Given that the Catholic Church in the Netherlands is virtually extinct one wonders how they are denying anyone anything.)
Joanna Bogle (Auntie Joanna) writes about a group in the U.K. that researches the cause and consequence of family breakdown.  The Family Education Trust publishes a number of bulletins to help parents combat the increasing attacks against the family.  Too Much, Too Soon details the government's plans for your child's sex education. 
Too Much, Too Soon sets out to tell parents what they need to know about sex education. It explains the law, identifies the aims of the key players, considers the research evidence, and weighs up the case for making sex education compulsory for all pupils from the age of five. It argues that young people do not need to be presented with a menu of sexual options from which they can make ‘informed choices’. Rather, the whole issue needs to be approached with honesty, modesty and within a clear moral framework that shows a proper respect for parents and for marriage.   The bulletin can be downloaded here. 
Even though this particular work pertains to the situation in the U.K. it is nevertheless relevant to all of us as the attacks on family life are global.

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