The National Sexual Education experiment is a massive failure – but don’t expect that to stop it. Dr. Stan Weed of the Institute for Research and Evaluation in Salt Lake City based his research on multiple studies considering both the education and the behavioral outcomes of 400,000 youth from 30 states over a 15 year period. Pretty exhaustive!

According to researchers, the comprehensive sex-ed programs have “had little impact on the behavior of teens during their education and no long-term effects whatsoever.” The abstinence programs did get better marks for accuracy of content. The general sex-ed programs which urge responsible sexual behavior typically mention condoms seven times more frequently than abstinence. These so called more “balanced” presentations have “virtually no effect” in delaying sexual activity and no long-term impact. Focus on the Family advocate stated frankly, “They don’t work!” The Director of a California-based youth health organization stated, “They are condom promotion and contraception promotional programs.”

An even greater concern is the presentation not merely of sexual function – but the presentation in a blatantly secular and often amoral and explicit way. The content is candidly, “pornographic!” [1]

The American Journal of Public Health is warning about a new sexually transmitted disease (STD) – Mycoplasm genitalium. The disease is now more prevalent than gonorrhea among young adults, ages 18-27. It is 11 times higher among those who are “living with a sexual partner.” Condom use slows the infection rate to only “4 times higher” but does not eradicate it. Safe sex, it turns out, is not safe. One out of four who know they are infected continue to be sexually active, putting others at risk. The new STD can lead to inflammation resulting in infertility and neonatal disease. It may also contribute to arthritis. [2]

Senator Tom Colburn released a report critical of the Center for Disease Control particularly for their sponsorship of questionable tactics. For example, the funding of a transgender beauty pageant, a presentation of syphilis made by a porn-star, a mood-enhancing fitness center, beach parties involving prostitutes. The 115 page report asserted that the CDC “has wasted and continues to waste hundreds of millions of tax dollars.” The budget for the CDC is $10 billion per year. They recently asked for an additional $1 billion. [3]

[1] LifeSiteNews.com (6/13/07) and CitizenLink (6/13,15/07)
[2] AFA Journal (August, 2007), 7-8; LifeSiteNews (6/12/07)
[3] Ibid, 9.