Condom Failure in South Carolina

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Mary S. McLellan, MS, SRAS   ~  Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist

Robert Swain MS HIA

 

Health experts in South Carolina (SC) are finally showing concern about the high rates of STDs/HIV among teens. According to GoUpstate.com,

In one-year, the rate of HIV/AIDS jumped 11% among 15-19 year olds.

And, SC ranks in the top ten states for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV/AIDS.

This data is surprising since HIV/AIDS rates are generally reported as declining. What are we to think? 

Regardless of its validity, you should know that the “health experts” mentioned in this article are members of the National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education, a coalition run by SIECUS, which is a spin-off of Planned Parenthood. They are in league with over three hundred national Sexperts who promote Sexual Rights in our schools under the guise of Comprehensive Sexuality Education. (CSE).

Teaching students to delay sex until their brains are mature and they are self-sufficient adults is the best sexual health message, regardless of their sexual history or sexual orientation. However, that is not a Sexpert’s primary goal. Delaying sex just does not fit the Sexual Rights narrative, nor the sex industries’ lucrative business model. They want to get kids hooked on sex at an early age so that they become lifelong customers.

Sexual Rights advocates cannot admit that CSE or ‘contraception-only sex ed’ fails to protect our children from the consequences of sex, mainly STDs/HIV. Rather, they shift the blame to a lack of “access to health care services and affordability of health care services.” Really? Using vulnerable minors to politicize the STD/HIV crisis in SC is absolutely shameless. And for what? More condom distribution centers!

The problem is not health services; it is CSE in our schools. CSE is neither comprehensive nor educational. It is Sexual Rights indoctrination that normalizes and promotes sexual activity for minors. Students are legal minors and cannot consent to sex, so why are adults teaching them how to have sex?

Besides, many SC high school students are not even using condoms. GoUpstate.com reports that, “Only 59 percent of [sexually active] high school students report (2015) using a condom the last time they had sex.” This data does not even factor whether the condoms were used correctly or consistently.

If 59 percent were the only relative data point, this might sounds OK. But, the report neglects to inform us that condom use in SC peaked in 2005 at 67 percent and it has been in decline ever since! Most of this decline occurred during the Obama years when sexually explicit, pornographic, CSE programs began receiving more than 90 percent of all federal sex ed funding. Teaching kids the pleasures of sex and expecting them to care about their future health is ludicrous.

And, for those 41 percent that used a condom the last time they had sex, condoms are not protective enough. Exaggerating condom effectiveness or allowing students to believe that condoms will protect them from STDs is deceitful. Such medically inaccurate information gives students false assurance that they are protected and it encourages them to take more risks.

In addition to failed condom education, we reported last fall that a U.S. Health and Human Services replication study of  “evidence-based” CSE programs reveals that most were ineffective. The full review is in the American Journal of Public Health (October 2016). One of their conclusions was,

“While several of the evaluations did show positive outcomes, most of the programs had small or insignificant impacts on adolescent behavior.”

Valerie Huber, Founder/CEO of WeAscend.org, a national Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) policy organization, nailed it in her summary of the findings:

“Compared with their peers who were in the program, teens in some TPP-funded projects were more likely to begin having sex, more likely to engage in oral sex, and more likely to get pregnant. In fact, more than 80% of students in these programs fared either worse or no better than their peers who were not in the program.”

Those ignoring the devastating results of CSE programs are not competent to teach our children. To date, none of the failed CSE programs have been pulled from SC schools. Parents and taxpayers must demand that they be removed and replaced with proven-effective Sexual Risk Avoidance programs.

If CSE programs were seat belts, they would have been recalled years ago!

Comprehensive Sex Ed: Total Waste of Our Money!

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By Mary S McLellan, SRAS (Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist)

Do you ever wonder why our culture is more sexualized and pornified than eight years ago?

Nearly a BILLION DOLLAR$ of our money was funneled to Comprehensive Sexuality Education under the Obama administration. 


Comprehensive Sexuality Education is not about science, biology, or reproduction. It is about teaching minor children the pleasures of sex, Sexual Rights, and that sexual risks are no big deal. 

Most so-called Comprehensive Sexuality Education downplays STDs and solves every pregnancy with abortion. It is total indoctrination into a hedonistic lifestyle. Maybe that’s why condom use has flat-lined for twenty-years! (CDC YRBS)

Using terms like “medically accurate” and “age appropriate” are red flags when defined by Planned Parenthood, Advocates For Youth, or Obama’s complicit media. 

Today’s “Comprehensive” Sexuality Education leaves out the many benefits of and skills needed to delay sex until one is educated, self-sufficient, and ready to form a healthy family. That’s not comprehensive enough for most parents and grandparents, who want only quality education for their children. 

We need to defund Obama’s Sexual Rights Agenda so that America’s children can thrive and enjoy the freedoms they deserve. 

Learn more: StopCSE.org and WeAscend.org

RECALL: “Making A Difference!”

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by Mary S. McLellan, MS, SRAS ~ Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist

massive-recall-for-takata-airbags1-791x445 Would you let your child’s life depend on an unreliable product that claims to only Reduce the Risks of harm? READ the research on “Making A Difference!” before you allow your child to take this course in middle school.

 

Back in 1998, the research design for “Making A Difference!” was considered strong and still, those results from a single study showed that the program only delayed sex for 3 months, in a small sample of 11-13 year old African American urban students, who – had NOT had sex.

However, at the 6 and 12 month evaluation, there was no impact on sexual initiation, sex, condom use, or unprotected sex. NO IMPACT!

“The study found that three months after the program ended, adolescents participating in the intervention who were sexually inexperienced at baseline were significantly less likely to report having had sexual intercourse in the previous 3 months. The study did not find any statistically significant program impacts on rates of sexual intercourse for adolescents who were sexually experienced at baseline, or on frequency of sexual intercourse, condom use, or unprotected sexual intercourse for the full sample. The study found no statistically significant program impacts for the follow-ups conducted six and 12 months after the program ended.”

This 18 year old program had only been evaluated ONCE; there were no replication studies to show that the same thing could happen again. (This is shoddy research.) Why was it deemed an Evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and put on the US Health and Human Services’ and CDC’s list to push in public schools?

“Making A Difference!” has been promoted in public schools for eighteen years!

“Making A Difference!” has NEVER been officially evaluated in a school setting, but only in after-school and community settings (poor inner city minorities.) YET, it is widely used to teach all minors in school settings. Again, shoddy research and application!

“Making A Difference!” is touted as an “abstinence education program,” but uses the term “abstinence-approach” to fool school districts into thinking they have a proven effective abstinence education program.

An authentic Evidence-based Abstinence/Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program sets clear boundaries to avoid all sexual activity. Boundaries such as commitment, monogamy, and marriage. However, “Making A Difference!” does not set boundaries for how long the minor child is to delay sex. They teach…When you feel ready for sex. That could be today – right after school, this weekend, prom night, etc.

“”Making A Difference!” is an Abstinence Approach to Prevention of STDs, HIV and Teen Pregnancy is an eight module curriculum that provides young adolescents with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV, and pregnancy by abstaining from sex. The curriculum is designed for middle school youth and is delivered by trained facilitators.”

“Making A Difference” is written by the Jemmotts, the same authors who wrote “Making Proud Choices!” and “Be Proud! Be Responsible.” They used a Sexual Risk Reduction approach, rather than a Sexual Risk Avoidance approach. Several of the Jemmott sex programs are advocated by Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, and other Sexual Rights Groups.

Sexual Risk Reduction means that as long as “protection” is used (condoms, birth control, alternative sex) then sex can be safe. Really? Is this what minors, who legally cannot consent to sex, need to hear? How has that been working for us over the past 20 years?

For more information, check out other articles on these programs at ExposeSexEdNow.com.

Robot Baby Dolls: “I hate babies?”

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Have you ever questioned the use of baby dolls or baby simulators in Sex Ed programs to show teens how much responsibility a baby can be?

After all, many teens either want to have babies or they don’t. Some teens have told us that the “baby dolls” made them hate babies. What if this Sex Ed method is just a sneaky way for the Sexual Rights Groups to predispose teens to abortion, if they do get pregnant?

What impact is there on sexual activity or pregnancies?  We have never seen any data in the US to support this type of Sex Ed. In fact, the last published review – way back in 2011 – showed there was minimal effect on all measures in programs using the baby robots.

Now the media is a buzz reporting about a study out of Australia showing there is evidence that robot babies actually INCREASED pregnancies among the 3000 students studied.  The Lancet, Efficacy of infant simulator programmes to prevent teenage pregnancy: a school-based cluster randomised controlled trail in Western Australia, revealed that

“8 percent of girls who used the dolls had at least one birth, compared to only 4 percent of the girls in the other group. The researchers also found 9 percent of the girls who used the dolls had abortions, compared to 6 percent of the control group. After adjustment for potential confounders, the intervention group was 36 percent more likely to become pregnant than the control group.”

Watch the Wall Street Journal’s video here…

“These dolls are used in school- and community-based teen pregnancy prevention programs in 89 countries. This includes 67 percent of US school districts, according to Realityworks, which makes and sells the simulators.”

At $300 per baby doll, that is a lucrative way to spend our taxpayer dollars! To what end?

Pregnancies and abortions were both higher in the baby robot program group than the controls. We understand that many teens really want to have babies, but what about the increase in abortions?

It seems that more teens in the baby robot Sex Ed classes do develop negative feelings about babies and parenthood. Susan Grant, the director of a Seattle project said that “The majority of the time students took the doll home, they would come back with phrases like ‘I’m not ready for this,’ or ‘I didn’t have any idea of what parenting was about,’ ” she said. “I think they saw the impact that the responsibility has on their own life.”

So, making teens feel disgusted with the idea of babies and responsibilities of parenthood might increase the likelihood of a teen aborting their baby. Who knew?

And, what about the impact on sexual activity?

Well, that is not the point. Sexual Rights Groups don’t care if teens have sex, they just don’t want those babies to mess things up!

 

Parents, Time to Opt-Out?

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By Mary S. McLellan, MS, SRAS ~ Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist

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While many parents are glad that their kids are back in school, they worry about what their kids will learn.  Will their kids excel in academics and sports? Or, will the Sexual Rights Agenda convince their little girls to become boys?

This year, many states and their school districts across the nation have caved to the US/Planned Parenthood/LGBTQ demands for explicit Sex Ed in all grades. Even Kindergarten students will be taught that gender is fluid and that they can begin the lifelong medical process of transitioning to the opposite gender than they were born. Students will learn that sex is just like brushing teeth; if minors want to engage in sexual activity, they can and should. Sex is a Human Right.

What’s a parent to do?

Find out quickly if your school’s administration pushes the Sexual Rights Agenda. Don’t ignore this. Don’t procrastinate. You must parent your child on sexual issues, or someone else will!

Find Out Your State Law for Sexuality Education Content

What is required in your state or school district? Unfortunately, the information from the US Department of Education is psycho-babble and of little help to parents. For example, Safe Schools – Healthy Schools Initiatives sound really great until one finds out that they are obsessed with promoting sexual deviancy and normalizing sex.

Each state has a Sex Ed Law that should govern what can and cannot be taught in publicly funded education. Often, the Law and the policies conflict, because SexPerts in the system subvert the Law. Find out what the Law is and compare it to your school district’s policies. Law should take precedence over policies.

The best source for information about the LGBTQ/Sex Ed Agenda is found on their advocates’ own websites. LGBTQ/Sex Ed advocates work nonstop to overturn Laws and policies at every level of government and they are very proud of their success. Guttmacher Institute promotes “research” to only support explicit sexuality content aimed at your child. SIECUS (Sexuality Information Education Council of the US) promotes sexually explicit Sex Ed programs and the LGBTQ lifestyle to school districts under the guise of anti-bullying. Both Guttmacher and SIECUS are spinoffs of Planned Parenthood, the largest purveyor of LGBTQ/Sex Ed in the nation. Hundreds of other surrogates may be found at the National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education.

Promoting sex to your children is their Bread & Butter!

Parents can find out the type of Sex Ed allowed/not allowed in their state using the following links.

Guttmacher provides information about parental notification, consent, or Opting-Out. If Sex Ed is taught in your state, find out if teaching about contraception, abstinence, importance of sex only within marriage, sexual orientation, negative outcomes of teen sex, and/or Life Skills are required. If HIV education is mandated, information is available about whether condoms and/or abstinence must be included.

The SIECUS link provides progress updates and future goals on sexual issues in your particular state and legislation in the works.

Read Those Notification and Consent Forms!

By now, parents should have received a stack of papers from their school to read and sign. If not, check your child’s backpack! Read the papers carefully. Some schools may only reveal that your child will receive Sex Ed this year. They may have a fancy name for the program and never tell you the title of the actual curricula used to indoctrinate your child into the world of sexual lifestyles.

Other schools may wait until closer to the time sex classes begin to notify parents. This means that parents only have a week or two to look into the Sex Ed provided and make a decision. This popular tactic puts peer pressure on the parents to just let their child attend the classes to avoid “embarrassment” or “offending” the teacher or school.

Be sure to check the Guttmacher link (above) to find out about the “role of parents.” Most states are only required to notify parents that students will receive sex ed during the school year. They may not need your consent at all. This is how millions of kids are indoctrinated every year.

What Type of Sex Ed Is Taught?

It is important to find out the type of Sex Ed in your school. The information from your school district may be intentionally vague and confusing. Ask to see all curricula including posters, videos, teacher manuals, etc. There should be no hesitation by the administration to show these programs to parents. At the same time, many schools would rather parents Opt-Out than know what is really in the curricula!

Sexual Risk Reduction – Does your school district teach Sexual Risk Reduction (SRR) education? SRR is the same as Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and might include a statement or two that abstaining from sexual activity is the only 100% way to avoid pregnancy and STDs. The remaining content in the curricula is about so-called ‘safe sex’ or ‘protected sex.’

Parents beware…Don’t be duped by Sex Ed programs claiming that they are “Abstinence-based” or have an “Abstinence-Approach.” These programs usually spend less than 5% of their content on abstinence and 95% on promoting reasons to have so-called “safe sex.” Many school districts, teachers, and parents are deceived by this type of marketing.

CSE/SRR education cannot claim to prevent pregnancies and STDs, because it does not discourage sex. SRR might reduce the risks. CSE/SRR programs normalize LGBTQ and transgender lifestyles. Check to see if your school provides any of the CSE/SRR programs, (except for Heritage Keepers® Abstinence Education,) on this Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs list.  If you find a program on this list, check out the research to see if the program even worked to increase condom/contraception use, reduce number of partners, and/or reduced frequency of sex. How long did their results last? Was there any effect at the end of the program? How many studies were done and what were the sample sizes? Was the program evaluated in a school setting or in a community/after school setting? You may be shocked at what you learn.

Sexual Risk Avoidance – Some states mandate or at least allow schools to offer a separate course on Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) or Abstinence Education. SRA/Abstinence Education is a public health approach that advocates teaching all students, regardless of sexual history or sexual orientation, the benefits of abstinence, the life skills to avoid sexual risks, and how to plan for their future.

If your school district says that they offer a proven-effective SRA/Abstinence Education curricula, it should be on this Authentic SRA Curricula list. Any SRA/Abstinence Education offered must be taught as a separate course! Otherwise, the medically accurate information and life skills contained will be obscured by the illicit content in CSE/SRR programs intended to entice kids to have sex. Mixed messages do not work for kids!

ExposeSexEdNow ONLY supports the SRA/Abstinence Education Approach. And, Heritage Keepers® is the only Abstinence-Outside-Of-Marriage curricula on both the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and the Authentic SRA Curricula sites. This program should be welcomed in all public schools!

After one year, Heritage Keepers® Abstinence Education students

initiated sexual activity at a rate that is 67% lower than students not receiving the program.

 

Write an Opt-Out Letter, Today!

If SRA/Abstinence Education is not allowed in your school, parents must resist the pressure to conform to the LGBTQ/Sexual Rights Agenda. Seriously consider Opting-Out of all Sex Ed in that school!

Write a standard Opt-Out letter each year. This letter specifies what you, the parent/legal guardian, will allow and/or not allow regarding sexual content taught to your child. Get other parents in the school to do the same. The more parents that will Opt-Out of CSE/SRR education, and all sexually explicit content in any course, the safer your child will be.

Opt-out letters can be as simple or detailed as you want. Some excellent examples of opt-out letters can be found at these sites:

Experience has taught us that Opt-Out letters need to include the following to be effective:

  • Ask for a written response by a defined date indicating that the administration received and agrees to your requests
  • Address your letter to the Superintendent and copy all members of the School Board and principal
  • Send letters by registered mail so that you have a signed confirmation that it was received
  • Keep a dated and signed copy each year

If all else fails to reveal the true intent of your school’s administration, ask to sit in on Sex Ed classes BEFORE you will allow your child to participate. Don’t let anyone tell you that they are the experts and “not to worry!”

If your school’s administration “drank the LGBTQ/Transgender Kool-Aid,” you may need to seriously consider Opting-Out of all public schools in your state.

It is up to you to protect your children.

No one cares more about your children than you do!

No one!