Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sex Education: What's Too Young?

"... A new report by the International Planned Parenthood Federation is advocating that children as young as 10 be given extensive sex education, including an awareness of sex's pleasures.

The report, "Stand and Deliver," charges that religious groups, specifically Catholics and Muslims, deny their young access to comprehensive sexual programs and education.

"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.

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." (source)

Does Planned Parenthood realize that just last week two different 11 year olds gave birth and one 9 year old. I don't know about the Planned Parenthood employees, but I find this beyond disturbing. What possible reason would there ever be to teach a TEN YEAR OLD how pleasurable sex can be...are they also going to teach them that heroin packs a GREAT HIGH once you get by the nausea?

Can we let kids be kids? It's a PARENT'S JOB to decide when and where a sex talk will take place. My guys are 9 and 11 and we've had the sex talk...the basics. We've even given them the pithy puberty books that advise pubescent boys to wear baggy pants...but I don't want some progressive Planned Parenthood syllabus enticing my pre-pubescent son into a situation they think think is no big deal thanks to Roe V. Wade...

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