More Birth Control Needed for Middle Schoolers Says CDC

Another sign of just how far America has fallen from its moral foundation can be found in the latest announcement from the Center for Disease Control. In their report School Health Profiles 2014, just released, they state:

“Support for comprehensive, standards-based school health education is found in the following U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 20208 objectives, under Educational and Community-based Programs (ECBP):

  • ECBP-2: ‘Increase the proportion of elementary, middle, and senior high schools that provide comprehensive school health education to prevent health problems in the following areas: unintentional injury; violence; suicide; tobacco use and addiction; alcohol or other drug use; unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and STD infection; unhealthy dietary patterns; and inadequate physical activity.’”

“Sexual Health Education Many adolescents engage in sexual risk behaviors that can result in negative sexual health outcomes. In 2010, young people aged 13–24 accounted for 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States. Almost half of the nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) reported each year are among people under age 24. Sexual health education is important to the prevention of HIV; it can help modify sexual behaviors and address the social and cultural conditions that put youth at risk for infection. When well-planned and implemented, sexual health education is associated with delayed sexual debut, fewer sexual partners, and more widespread and consistent use of condoms. Exemplary sexual health education (ESHE) is a systematic, evidence-informed approach to sexual health education that includes the use of grade-specific, evidence-based interventions. ESHE provides adolescents the essential knowledge and critical skills needed to avoid HIV, other STDs, and unintended pregnancy. It is important for schools to provide sexual health educators with the materials needed to effectively teach students in these areas. ESHE components align with the Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool and the National Health Education Standards. Further, assessment of students’ ability to engage in behaviors to prevent HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy, such as role-playing refusal skills, can help ensure that students will be confident enough to implement protective behaviors in real world settings.”

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Further on in the report, they do talk about teaching sexual abstinence, only in part of the 16 parts of the recommended topics to be taught to students from kindergarten through high school. However, most of the emphasis is geared towards teaching kids as young as elementary school to have safe sex and how to properly use condoms to avoid diseases and pregnancies.

The CDC stated:

“[Sex education] should allow students to develop and demonstrate developmentally appropriate sexual health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices. It should also be consistent with community values, and developed with the active involvement of parents. What is critical is that our students get age-appropriate instruction across key areas of sexual health in both middle and high school in order to develop the skills they need to be healthy in adulthood.”

Jonathan Mermin, CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention Director, justified the CDC’s push for more sexually explicit education, saying:

“We need to do a better job of giving our young people the skills and knowledge they need to protect their own health. It’s important to teach students about healthy relationships and how to reduce sexual risk before they start to have sex.”

Dustin Siggins, DC Correspondent for LifeSiteNews, commented on the CDC report saying:

“A median of 75 percent of schools taught ‘[h]ow to create and sustain healthy and respectful relationships,’ while education on how HIV and other STDs are transmitted and ‘health consequences of HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy’ were taught 75 percent of the time. Schools least often taught ‘how to obtain’ and ‘how to correctly use’ condoms, at 27 percent and 23 percent. Seventeen percent of middle schools taught all 16 recommended aspects of sexual education.”

“Sixty-six percent taught how to ‘the pill,’ 61 percent the ‘patch,’ 58 percent the ‘ring,’ 61 percent the ‘shot,’ 55 percent implants, 60 percent the IUD, and 49 percent emergency contraception. Forty-three percent of schools taught all seven methods of birth control. Nineteen large urban communities were also sampled, though New York City was notably excluded. While the urban communities’ median numbers were often within five percent of the national median, both middle schools and high schools were far more likely to teach students about condoms.”

As a parent, what do you want your kids taught and at what age? Do you think it’s appropriate to start teaching kindergarten or younger elementary school aged kids to be taught about sex? Do you want your elementary age child to learn how to use a condom?

When I was in elementary school, America was still a nation that largely held to Christian morals and values. Around fifth and sixth grade, girls were taught about their menstrual cycles to prepare them for the near future. When it came to sex, the only thing we were taught was that sex is something special and reserved for marriage only. Yes premarital sex existed but it was looked down on and often caused great problems and embarrassment for families.

Today, American has lost virtually all of its Christian morals and values. Sex is everywhere. It’s on television, movies, music, video games, online and taught in our public schools. Being sexually active and doing so outside of marriage is accepted as a norm and treated as something to be proud of.

The acceptance of premarital and extramarital sex is a sign of our national decay. The CDC report supports the fact that our national moral decay is here to stay and the eventual collapse of America is just around the corner.

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