Parents have every right to be upset with the current sex education curriculum in our schools – most of it delivered by Government-funded groups.
Judging by the results of the current approach, it has been an utter failure. New Zealand has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the OECD, our STD rates are out of control and the number of teenage girls having abortions continues to rise. Our teenage pregnancy rate is almost twice the rate of Australia and Canada and over four times the rate in Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
The current sex education curriculum operates under the assumption that everyone is doing it or about to do it and therefore they just need to know how to do it “safely”.
…….For those youth who are sexually active, they are not being told the truth. Groups like the Family Planning Association and Rainbow Youth are perpetuating the myth that as long as you use a condom, you can pretty much do what you like.
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Bob McCoskrie is National Director of Family First NZ – a registered charity with the Charities Commission.