June 29, 2012
The truth about 'risk reduction' sex education
A newly released study from the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) presents a decisive challenge to the content, research, and funding of comprehensive sex education.
Valerie Huber, executive director of the NAEA, says this exhaustive report examines the differences between comprehensive sex education and abstinence education, and it shows the dismal research used to prop up comprehensive -- or "risk reduction" -- sex education.
"The research base for comprehensive sex education is seriously lacking," Huber tells OneNewsNow. "That argument is merely a strawman argument for the administration to push an ideological agenda that is, in fact, harmful to young people."
For too long, she says, people have been duped into believing sexual risk reduction is the best option for children. But this report, she believes, is a game-changer.
"I say that because it responds in a proactive manner to all of the attacks against sexual risk-avoidance abstinence education, and it also looks from an objective research view at what it takes to be an evidence-based program," the NAEA executive director explains.
Contact: Bob Kellogg