NO EVIDENCE of Reducing Teen Pregnancy
HAS Planned Parenthood Ties
CONTAINS Harmful Elements
PROMOTES Sexual Pleasure
It’s All One Curriculum” is the premier comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) program promoted by UN agencies as the model for all other CSE programs. In fact, UNESCO partnered with Planned Parenthood to create a CSE analysis tool that uses the content of “It’s All One” as the standard against which they claim all other CSE programs should be judged. This is very troubling in light of the fact that “It’s All One” scored 15 out of 15 on harmful content for children (see below). For example, “It’s All One” promotes promiscuity, teaches children about “sexual pleasure” (60 references) and promotes abortion (with over 100 references) and is really just a cleverly disguised abortion rights, sexual rights, sexual pleasure advocacy education program.
Funded in part by UNFPA and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), It’s All One has been translated into Spanish, French, Bangla, Chinese, and Arabic, and its developers claim that requests for It’s All One have come from more than 150 countries and every state in the United States.
Maya first had sex at the age of 16. Her two friends sometimes teased her that she had never had a boyfriend, and they encouraged her to ask out a certain boy and to have sex with him. She was curious, but mostly she felt pressured by her friends, so she asked the boy out and they had sex. …Maya had sex with four other boys… Having sex partners made Maya feel attractive and important.” (Vol. 2, pg. 57)
A common tactic used by comprehensive sex education (CSE) advocates is to claim their programs are “evidence-based,” asserting they are backed by studies that prove their effectiveness for young people. However, the research does not support this view, according to a recent in-depth review of some of the strongest and most current studies of CSE in school settings. (See SexEdReport.org.) This extensive analysis reviewed 60 studies of 40 school-based CSE programs in the United States and 43 studies of 39 school-based CSE programs used outside of the U.S. (all studies were previously vetted for research quality by HHS, the CDC, or UNESCO.)
Applying meaningful and recommended standards to assess program effects on increased teen abstinence and/or condom use and decreased teen pregnancy or STDs, the researchers found little evidence of real effectiveness for school-based CSE and a concerning number of harmful effects. Out of the 103 studies, only 10 showed improvement on a key protective indicator one year after the program, for the intended population, without other negative effects. Yet, 15 of these studies found school-based CSE programs had a harmful impact – by increasing teens’ sexual risk behavior and/or reducing their sexual health.
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