Who is Really Behind the Comprehensive Sexuality Education Movement? (An article from c-fam.org)

The Politics of “Comprehensive Sexuality Education”

DownloadBy Jokin de Irala, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Alfonso Osorio, Ph.D., Carlos Beltramo, Ph.D., Silvia Carlos, Ph.D., Cristina López del Burgo, M.D., Ph.D. | April 11, 2014

The paper describes the characteristics of the “Sex Education Establishment:” an array of influential and international organizations, global authorities such as UNICEF, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as powerful and diffuse associations and/or donor agencies such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), CARE, the Population Council, etc.

These institutions create policy guidelines and fund initiatives worldwide to carry out their strategic priorities. Sometimes called “best practices,” these priority interventions are presented as neutral, factual information but their track record is often questionable.

As opposed to the so called “comprehensive” sex education programs, the “abstinence centered” programs are evidence-based, effective, less patronizing to youth and rely on their ability of making free and optimal decisions regarding their sexuality if they are thoroughly and holistically informed without a priori assuming they will not be able to make certain choices. For these reasons, abstinence centered sex education programs are the preferred choice of millions of parents, educators, researchers and youth around the world and can be appropriately defined as truly “holistic sexual education programs.”

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of C-FAM.

Comprehensive Sexuality Education is a Global Problem

One of our main objectives, in creating this website, is to provide our visitors with accurate information about Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). We have shared analysis of studies that cast more than reasonable doubt on claims made by proponents of CSE regarding its efficacy in reducing pregnancy and disease, when in truth the curricula that are currently being promoted by the California Department of Education focus on risky sexual behavior and largely ignore vital abstinence instruction. We have posted helpful articles, videos and links to other sites we have found to be helpful as we all try to understand what is happening in our schools, our states, our country, and in our world.

On this page, we plan to include articles written by proponents of Comprehensive Sexuality Education so you can see for yourself what their goals and objectives are — first hand. CSE is a global initiative that has been in the works for over 50 years. Stopping it will require many voices speaking UP!

Be sure to click on the links (for example: “research” or “helpful resources) for a full and complete picture of what is being promoted.

Be sure to click on the links (for example: “research” or “helpful resources) for a full and complete picture of what is being promoted.