Posts Tagged "sex education"

The fear mongerers are at it again, claiming that sexuality educators are out to rob children of their naivete and innocence.  An Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, reprinted here, on a website affiliated with the writers, makes wild accusations and misstatements about what educators to and what comprehensive sexuality education is.  It is important to everyone to realize that the underlying fear among those who mistrust sexuality...

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Parents often wonder when to teach children about different aspects of sexuality. An article from the latest volume of the American Journal of Sexuality Education has very interesting data comparing parents’ answers today to those provided 27 years ago. According to journal editor Bill Taverner, M.A., the biggest areas of change are: Genital differences – age 5.2 (today), age 3.6 (1982) Sexual abuse – age 6.9...

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