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Shenendehowa board approves sex ed options

Planned Parenthood could resume longtime role in district program

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A list of controversial sex education recommendations was approved Tuesday night by the Shenendehowa Central School District Board of Education. The recommendations, developed by a 19-member committee that included teachers, administrators, clergy and parents, continue to stress abstinence as the “healthiest choice for teens’ overall mental and physical health.” But the recommendations also open the door for Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson Inc. to again be involved in the district’s sex education program. One of the ...


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Cortsmom87
August 29, 2012
5:30 a.m.

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I just have one question....do the parents that are opposed to Planned Parenthood have a presence in the district truly believe that their perfect son's and daughter's are NOT going to be having sex or even thinking about it??. Come out of your dream world,. leave Abercrombie behind and come to reality. What did THEY do in high school??

J.D.
August 29, 2012
8:31 a.m.

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Cortsmom,
I'll just refer you to this...a congressional report that just came out in July showing that abstinence ed is the superior approach to Comprehensive sex ed...
http://energycommerce.house.gov/Media/fi...

http://shenparentschoicecoalition.org/fo...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/articl...

We've had decades of comprehensive sex ed and all we have to show for it is the highest teen pregnancy rate of every nation in the entire developed world and also the highest STD rate in the entire developed world. And b4 you blame abstinence programs, Comp. sex ed programs out funded abstinence programs by 75% at abst. programs highest funding.

The Shen parents coalition was right...the Shen health advisory council ignored the science and favored ideology.

Cortsmom87
August 29, 2012
11:18 a.m.

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JD TY for your very eductional links -but like I said - welcome to real world.

J.D.
August 29, 2012
12:43 p.m.

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Cortsmom,
I guess you didn't understand my point about the US having the highest teen preg rates and highest STD rates...teens in other countries are not experiencing the teen pregnancy rates not the STD rates that we are. They can abstain.

England has the highest teen pregnancy rates and STD rates in Europe...they've been pushing the same type of sex ed we have...and their national health care system also provides contraceptives free. The last link I provided shows it's not working.

Absolutely, kids are going to do it anyway...the information in "Hooked" regarding neuroscience and how it shows the effects of teen sex shows how chemicals in the brain released during sexual activity are habit forming. However, this is a parental supervisory problem, not a sex ed problem...unfortunately parents are not up to date w/ the latest information and Planned Parenthood isn't about to tell them.

Sexual Risk Avoidance programs tell the truth to kids about the limitations of condoms, especially w/ STD's. The latest studies show that even w/ correct and consistent use, the condom only provides 80% protection against HIV, 50-70% protection against Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphillis (some studies showing no protection for women), 30% protection for herpes...

Are you getting this?

Planned Parenthood and the comprehensive sex ed programs they advocate are telling students that sex w/ a condom is "responsible" and "safe" when it isn't. Kids are being lied to and Planned Parenthood profits from treating their sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies.

Students deserve the truth which is what SRA programs deliver.

J.D.
August 29, 2012
12:46 p.m.

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In 2005, the World Health Organization ascertained that the birth control pill is carcinogenic. Those most at risk are young women before their first full term pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood did not admit there was a pill/breast cancer link until this year, seven years later.

J.D.
August 29, 2012
12:49 p.m.

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Young women are at a higher risk of contracting STD's due to an immature cervix. That's not mentioned by Planned Parenthood. If you go to NYS DOH, you will see that it is young women predominantly being diagnosed w/ STD's. The CDC states that 1 out of 4 teen girls (ALL girls, not just sexually active) has an STD, and they also state that the majority of 15-17 yr. olds are abstaining. Do the math.

Cortsmom87
August 29, 2012
3:29 p.m.

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JD Guess YOU did not understand. I said thank you for the education- You must be very very bored.

J.D.
August 29, 2012
4:14 p.m.

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Corts,
I care that kids are being exploited.

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