The curriculum spends a great deal of time blaming the problems of STDs, HIV, and families “being torn apart” on the “sexual revolution.” Blanket statements like “one of the worst consequences of the 60s was what is called the sexual revolution” ( grade, p.50) suggest a conservative interpretation of American history and deny the importance of the social movements, such as women's rights and gender equality, that rose out of the 1960s.The curriculum makes no attempt to provide contrasting views of the sexual revolution, preferring to paint it as an evil consequence of an unfortunate time.While the immediate goal of many sexuality education programs may be to delay students' initiation of sexual intercourse (possibly until marriage) or to increase their use of pregnancy- and disease-prevention methods, many programs also have the long-term goal of promoting sexual health.While this does have its roots in ancient Greece, today the word is more commonly associated with Christianity where it means “love as revealed in Jesus, seen as spiritual and selfless.”also promotes outside religious organizations.For example, it refers several times to the “True Love Waits revolution” and recommends that students contact their local chapter to obtain a copy of the virginity pledge. 52) The True Love Waits program is sponsored by Life Way Christian Resources, which is owned and operated by the Southern Baptist Convention.Mike Domitrz understands the tension between teens and their parents and even more critically, between teens and their peers.” “We received several requests for you to return to repeat this critical message…
Its virginity pledge specifically asks young people to commit “to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate, and my future children until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship.” to be ineffective and potentially harmful.
SIECUS will update our review when the latest edition becomes contain some detailed information about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS, however, much of this information is outdated, inaccurate, and misleading.
In addition, the curriculum presents information about condoms which is focused on exaggerated failure rates, and contains almost no information about other forms of contraception.
The organization was formerly a division of AAA Women's Services, Inc., a crisis pregnancy center.
Crisis pregnancy centers are community-based organizations set up to assist young pregnant women.