In June 2019, the House approved $383 billion spending which includes over $100 million for comprehensive sex ed.
This federal funding goes to Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) programs and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP). Potential TPP grantees can only get a grant from TPP money if they pick from the approved list of programs. Most TPP-approved programs are created, researched and sold by Planned Parenthood and its components. Much of the approved curricula are filled with harmful elements that sexualize ALL children and promote high-risk sexual behaviors. Furthermore, many lessons refer youth to Planned Parenthood facilities for their sexual needs.
In addition, some APP programs, such as PREP, require that curricula/programs are to be “evidence based” or “medically accurate.” Yet research shows that often funds go to curricula/programs that are ineffective. (See SexEdReport.org.) Moreover, other APP programs, such as Title V SRAE, require that curricula/programs “implement education exclusively on sexual risk avoidance” in order to receive funding. Yet content analyses show that many programs normalize teen sex, encourage sexual pleasure-seeking, condone early sexual debut and promote high-risk sexual behaviors.
In Summary: Planned Parenthood is the “single largest provider of sex education in the United States, reaching 1.5 million people with education and outreach each year.” They create programs paid for by federal money, and they research and publish their own programs paid for by federal money. These programs sexualize children and promote high-risk sexual behaviors and then refer them to Planned Parenthood facilities for their sexual needs.
Warning: The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), an organization founded in 1964 by Dr. Mary Calderone, a Kinsey enthusiast who had been the medical director for Planned Parenthood, recently introduced their 2021 State of Sex Education Legislative Overview including mandating federal legislation for national comprehensive sex education through passage of the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (REHYA) and the Youth Access for Sexual Health Services (YASHS) “implement[ing] safeguards to strengthen federal sex education streams such as the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) and eliminate[ing] funding for detrimental abstinence-only-until-marriage ‘Sexual Risk Avoidance Education’ programs.” SIECUS’ goal is to use sex ed as a vehicle for social change.
See dangerous Comprehesive Sexualtiy Education programs in your state.
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, administered by the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), which merged with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in June 2019, is defined as an “evidence-based” grant program which funds comprehensive sex education programs for children aged 10 to 19. Established by a Congressional mandate to fund “medically accurate and age-appropriate” programs during the Obama administration, these grants are associated with the Affordable Care Act.
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Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programs, administered through the Family and Youth Services Bureau, include seven funding streams and were created to prevent adolescent pregnancy, the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and other risky behaviors among adolescents. FYSB claims a holistic approach to support state, Tribal and community efforts to help youth reduce and avoid risks associated with teen sex and other risky behaviors.
Some of the funding streams include:
The CDC, through its Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), promotes environments where youth can gain fundamental health knowledge and skills, establish healthy behaviors, and connect to health services to prevent HIV, STDs and unintended pregnancy. DASH works to protect and improve the health of youth by:
DASH works with local and state entities and NGOs to provide training and resource development for so-called “HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention” programs in school-based and community settings, which includes:
See DASH Strategic Plan accomplishments from 2016-2020
See DASH Strategic Plans for 2020-2025
See CDC/DASH Grant Funding Profiles
See CDC/DASH-funded Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) index
See CDC/DASH-funded Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) results for your state
See CDC/DASH-funded Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) data and documentation for your state